Candace Golden I have been a "beachie" the entire time I’ve been studying organ. I live in Toledo, OR and am the organist for a small mission parish, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, in Siletz OR. I have a small choir of 3 to 4 people. We may not be very big, but we are faithful. I tell the congregation they are my choir! Each voice is important. Without the congregation, the musical liturgy would be very thin indeed. I try to keep the hymns comfortable and familiar while once in awhile bringing in something new or performing a different arrangement as a prelude or postlude. This will be my 6h winter recital. It continues to be exciting! I know I started just after the June recital to think about this recital I am ready for you to enjoy these selections. The music for this liturgical season is always a bit of a challenge. I like to play the familiar, which is not as familiar as it once was. I am finding the younger members of our church are unfamiliar with the “standards” like O Little Town of Bethlehem or Hark the Herald Angels Sing! That’s where church comes in to safeguard music tradition. But I enjoy music that hints at the familiar, with a little twist. I have enjoyed linking Christmas hymns together. For this recital I am also including a Bach piece, just to keep things interesting.
Candace Golden This will be my 6th Spring recital. I have been a "beachie" the entire time since I live in Toledo, OR. I am the organist for a small mission parish, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, in Siletz OR. I have a small choir of 3 to 4 people. We may not be very big, but we are faithful. The congregation participates in singing, making a joyful noise! I enjoyed the interview Jeannine recorded with Hal Hopson. His philosophy is to make music accessible to the man in the pew. In my circumstance, without the congregation, the musical liturgy would be very weak indeed at Our Lady of Guadalupe; they ARE my choir. I try to keep the hymns comfortable and familiar while once in awhile bringing in something new or performing a different arrangement. That's where Hal Hopson comes in.
Candace Golden Happy Holidays. This will be my 5h winter recital. It continues to be exciting! I am anxious to hear your hard work. I know I started just after the May recital to think about the next recital so I am now ready for you to enjoy these selections. The music for this season reflects two liturgical seasons in the Catholic Church – Advent and Christmas. The focus of Advent is as the name suggest – looking forward to the coming of the Messiah. Christmas celebrates the He Is Born.
Candace Golden I have been a "beachie", studying with Dr. Jordan for 5 years at her beach studio. I am the church organist for a small mission parish, Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Siletz OR. I have a small choir of between 2 and 4 persons. But small makes this church noted for its friendliness. A small choir is completed by congregational participation. We in the music ministry, are always open to congregation suggestions. It helps improve us, and engages everyone.
Candace Golden I want to use this opportunity to say “Merry Christmas” to all fellow students that I get a chance to hear and see only at recitals. It has been a year of change in my church in Siletz. Our little mission church was funded by a woman declared a Saint by the Catholic Church. She was and heiress of her family’s fortune, but before she knew she was an heiress, she became a religious. She turned her fortune over to the church with the stipulation it was to be used to build churches for, the “underserved”, then meaning the Native American and Black communities. The Church let her choose the names for these churches. The church serving the tribal community of the Grande Rhonde, of which the Siletz tribe is a member, was to be called “Our Lady of Guadalupe”, named after “Mary of the Americas”. The mission church name evolved into “St. Mary’s” at some time. Some of the members of the church, genealogists by hobby, learned the original name, and petitioned the Archdiocese to return to the original name. The name change was granted, so we are now known as “Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Mary’s”. A special Mass will be held in thanksgiving of the name change on Dec. 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In order to include “Lessons and Carols” in our Advent season, we had to incorporate that in to our Mass on Dec. 13.
With the recital this weekend and 2 special Masses the next weekend, there has been a lot to prepare for! Thank goodness for a great coach!
Candace Golden has been a student of Jeannine's since March of 2012. I play the keyboard at the Catholic Church, St. Mary's, in Siletz. We are working on fundraising for a new digital Rodgers organ. We applied for a grant, but were not chosen. Jesus rewarded the persistent woman by curing her daughter, so I am applying that to the pursuit of acquiring an organ for the church, and again am reapplying for the grant. The church is also looking into purchasing, assessing our financial situation. The reward will be worth the wait.
Candace Golden I have been a student of Jeannine's since March of 2012. I play the keyboard at the Catholic Church, St. Mary's, in Siletz. I started piano study when I was 8, stopped those studies in high school, but always kept playing. My mom was the organist at our church, and I was the page turner. I picked up some organ by osmosis.
The Church recently issued new guidelines for Catholic worship, and strongly suggested organ for liturgical music. The church had a small home organ, without digital features I wanted, such as a transpose. There was enough money to purchase digital keyboard. We are working on fundraising for a new digital organ. Recently we applied for a grant, but were not chosen. There is always next year. By then I'll be even more comfortable playing the organ!
Candace Golden's Students
May 16 2015 Candace brought her students to Dr. Jordan's Studio and had a spring recital and high tea. It was a great event for everyone.
Prelude No. 1 C major – BWV 553..Johann Sebastian Bach
from Eight Short Preludes and Fugues
I am revisiting this piece. I played it at my first recital, and only the keyboard part, learning to play legato. Now, to fill it out, I can play it with all the parts written. Hooray, progress!
Away in a Manger - anonymous carol..Setting by Donald Busarow
Modulating using Atlas of Organ Keys into
Pasorale on Stille Nacht by Franz Gruber ….Edward W. Beals
I have tried to linked Away in a Manger to Silent Night before. It was great to find these hymns blended together by such talented composers, and within by ability.
The composers: Donald Busarow was University organist and professor of music at Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH. Dr. Busarow was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Concordia University. He was an organist, composer and professor. Dr. Busarow passed away in 2011
Dr. Edward Beals was truly a Renaissance man. He received a BA in biology at Earlham College, Indiana where he also studied organ under Lawrence Apgar. He taught biology and zoology oversees for several years, and then returned to Wisconsin to teach zoology and botany. He also managed to win an organ competition for his composition “Homage to Frescobaldi”. He retired from the University of Wisconsin, and then continued to teach 11 more years at Unity College in Maine. He again retired, now to Newburg, OR. He was a guest lecturer and occasionally a teacher at George Fox University. He truly retired at the age of 80 and passed away in Newberg in Dec. 2015.
DIADEMATA - Crown Him With Many Crowns…………George J. Elvey (1816–1893)
ELLACOMBE …………………………Adapted from Wurth’s Katholisches Gesangbuch