Robert Parkins plays the newly renovated 1932 Aeolian organ at Duke - the last built by this builder and their only organ of this size and significance built for a church. His unusual program includes American works influenced by German Romantic, jazz and blues traditions.
University organist Robert Parkins plays both large organs of Duke University Chapel. The Flentrop tracker organ in the rear gallery is ideal for the early Romantic elegance of Mendelssohn, and the lyracism of Rheinberger, which the Aeolian organ in the chancel provides the gravitas necessary for Liszt. An imaginative program that combines two large organs of contrasting style.
David Arcus demostrates the two contrasting instruments of Duke Chapel with a program that includes many favorites, including the Widor Toccata, the theme fro masterpiece Theatre, portions of Handel's Water Music, and Beethoven's Hymn to Joy.