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Wed, Nov 02


Epsilon Spires

Lunchtime Pipe Organ Series: Mark Howe

The Vermont Chapter of the American Guild of Organists named Mark Howe Artist of the Year for 2013-14. In Vermont, he has performed as organ soloist with the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and has given lecture-recitals at UVM.

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Lunchtime Pipe Organ Series: Mark Howe
Lunchtime Pipe Organ Series: Mark Howe

Time & Location

Nov 02, 2022, 12:00 PM – Nov 03, 2022, 1:00 PM

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the event

Mark Howe has been Organist and Choirmaster of St. Paul’s Cathedral (Episcopal) in Burlington since 1999. A native of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, he moved at age 6 to Providence, Rhode Island, where he had his first piano lessons with Dorothy Joslin Pearce and his first organ lessons with T. James Hallan; nine years later, he moved to Springfield, Vermont, and studied organ with Harriette Slack Richardson. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Church Music at Westminster Choir College, where his organ teacher was William Hays; his Master’s degree in organ is from the Yale School of Music (through the Institute of Sacred Music), where his teacher was Thomas Murray. Later, Mark earned a Ph. D. in musicology at NewYork University, where he wrote a dissertation on a unique Renaissance manuscript of sacred music housed in Aachen, Germany.

Mark has performed as organist in the New England states, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, as

well as in Canada, Belgium, and France. The Vermont Chapter of the American Guild of Organists named

him Artist of the Year in 2013. He has served as musician in Episcopal parishes in Pennsylvania,

Connecticut, Illinois, and New York, and has taught at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary,

Westminster Choir College, Yale University, and McGill University.

Program For the Lunchtime Pipe Organ Series in November

Fantasia in G (Pièce d’Orgue) BWV 572  -J.S. Bach (1685-1750)


Chant donné -Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Echo [Basse de Trompette] -Anonymous 17th c.

Melodya -Myroslav Skoryk (1938-2020)

Trio -Samuel Brenton Whitney (1842-1914)

Canzona secundi toni -Anonymous 17 thc.

Merrie Olde England

Cornet Voluntary -John Travers (1703-1758)

Gavotte Matthew Camidge (1758-1844)

Voluntary in D William Selby (1738-1798)

Mid-Century Modern

Chromatic Study on the Name of Bach (1940) -Walter Piston (1894-1976)

Adagietto (ca. 1976) -Harriette Slack Richardson (1920-2004)

Founded upon a chant

Two settings of O Gott, du frommer Gott -Ethel Smyth (1858-1944)

Toccata on Veni Emmanuel (1983) -Adolphus Hailstork (b. 1941)

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