Glenn M Hunter


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Updated Resume:
7.16.2013 Scholarships are in for the 2013-2014 year, and I am honored to continue my doctorate supported by the Mary Elizabeth Sherrill Endowed Presidential Organ Scholarship.
I have also been award three additional scholarships, including a Butler Excellence Fund Scholarship and Texas-Exes (Texas Student Alumni Association) Scholarship.

DMA Recitals!:
TBD I am excited to be preparing for THREE DMA recitals! Each one is a unique performance. The first is an ensemble, or 'chamber' recital - this involves assembling varying groups of musicians and performance works for organ and other instruments; the second is a lecture recital - an opportunity to partner the academic dissertation document with an explanatory performance of relevant musical excerpts and examples. Finally, the second DMA solo recital.

Recent Performance:
11.8.2012 My many commitments this year have kept me from accompanying as much as I usually do. However, I simply could not resist rejoining UT's Concert Chorale for a performance of Duruflé's Requiem. Using the version arranged by the composer himself for Organ and Chorus, we performed most movements of the Requiem, as part of a full program of choral masterpieces.
Recent Paper:
11.15.2012
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11.18.2012
I was extremely honored to present a paper at the Fifty-Fifth National Conference of The College Music Society in San Diego, California. The topic is entitled: ‘Extemporaneous Ornamentation in 18th Century Keyboard Music: Historical Significance and Performance Application’. This is an area in which I have great interest, and on which I also plan to write my doctoral lecture recital. View the abstract.
Summer Performances:
7.18.2012
7.19.2012
This summer marked my first performances on the Canadian east coast: it was wonderful to present two concerts on Prince Edward Island in July. The performances took place on the recently restored - and now simply magnificent - historical organ of St. Simon and St. Jude Church in Tignish, and the wonderful organ St. Peter's Cathedral in Charlottetown.

New Recordings Online:
4.8.2012 The recording of my DMA I recital, ‘An Easter Celebration: Musical Reflection on the life of Christ’, is now online. Please visit my recordings page and take a listen. (See the program)
Recent Performance:
4.21.2012 This concert is the product of much ongoing work and research, led by Dr. Guido Olivieri. The centerpiece of this concert will be the complete performance of a long forgotten Italian intermezzo by Domenico Sarro. On my end, this concert represents substantial work creating a stylistically appropriate continuo realization to allow for other ensembles to be more readily able to perform this work. The concert will be at 7:30pm, in Jessen Auditorium on the UT campus.
Recent Performance:
3.22.2012 Perhaps 2012 is the year of the Bach Cantata, but you will not hear me complain! On this Lenten Recital I will join Ensemble Settecento for a performance of Bach’s Cantata Wenn nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 93. The concert is at noon, at St. David’s Episcopal Church (Directions).
Recent Performance:
2.28.2012 Another performance with the Bach Cantata Project, this time BWV 126, Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort. Realizing figured bass is a unique musical opportunity for keyboard players, and I always enjoy the opportunity to perform in early music ensembles. View the program here.
Recent Performance:
1.31.2012 It is always an honor to perform with the Bach Cantata Project at the University of Texas at Austin, in the wonderful acoustic of the Blanton Art Museum’s Atrium. We performed BWV 125, Mit Fried und Freud Ich Fahr Dahin.

Recent Performance:
11.4.2011 I enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with Ashley Tapia on her Community Voice Recital. The program was very diverse, including music by Strauss, Brahms, Wolf, Debussy and De Falla, among others. Concert was held at Manchaca United Methodist Church (manchacaumc.org).
Recent Performance:
11.2.2011 It was my pleasure to perform a new composition for organ and choir composed by Bram Wayman, a Masters composition student at UT Austin. Please visit Mr. Wayman's website to read about the composer.
Recent Performance:
9.25.2011 I was honored to join one of UT's most acclaimed ensembles, the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, for a performance of Intrada 1631 by Stephen Montague. The UT Wind Ensemble has toured throughout Europe (2008), and has performed multiple times at Carnegie Hall in New York City. They have also released several commercial recordings on, among others, the Naxos and Klavier labels. The performance will be conducted by renowned conductor and Director of Bands at UT Jerry F. Junkin. The performance was broadcast live over the internet, and streamed in video by banddirector.com.
Recent Performance:
9.25.2011 Next on the Wind Emsemble program was BWV 680 - "Wir Glauben All' An Einen Gott" - arranged for Wind Ensemble by Leopold Stokowski. It was my pleasure to perform the original Bach organ version preceding their performance of the arrangement.
On the Air:
9.4.2011 Performance of "Fantasia über B-A-C-H", by Max Reger was featured on Pipeworks by Chris Teel, Classically Austin KMFA 89.5
New CD Release:
7.1.2011 A new CD, Once More, With Feeling, is now available. 100% of the proceeds from this CD benefit LINCCO. Cost is $15. The program includes works by Albinoni, Bach, Boëllmann, Buxtehude, Vierne, Yon, and others. Please use the "Contact Me" page to request a copy.

About Me


I'm really glad you have found my website and I hope you enjoy what it has to offer.

I am in the third year of the DMA - Doctor of the Musical Arts - degree in Organ Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. This is a truly exciting time of study, as it represents the culmination of study through the BMus and MMus level; it includes not only performance practice on a wide range of literature, but detailed study of music history, theory, and writings relevant to the organ, and to sacred music as well.

In addition to these full-time studies, I am simply thrilled to be teaching music at the Cathedral School of Saint Mary in downtown Austin. (Or, as another teacher referred to it, ‘The Heart of the Heart of Texas’). Every grade is able to have a music class, from three year olds in PreK-3, through to 8th grade. As a Cathedral school, we are blessed with the opportunity to regularly use our musical gifts to praise and worship the Lord. Not many school choirs are able to perform the music they learn in its original context within Mass.

In my spare time, such as it is, I enjoy working on my Jeep, ‘Texas Jack’, walking my dog, and spending time with my amazing wife. (Not at all in that order - reverse, as a matter of fact!)

Where I've Been

Thanks to Google Maps, here is a map of places I've been. I'll keep updating it as I remember other places and concerts. I need to keep better records!


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Photo Gallery


Some beautiful organs I have played or performed on:

Organ in Warner Concert Hall Fisk op. 116 Von Beckerath Cleveland Schnitger in St. Jacoibikirche Taylor and Boody in Bower Concert Hall Visser Rowland in Bates Recital Hall Organ in Fairchild Chapel Organ in St. Barnabas Anglican Church Organ in Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh PA

Recordings


If you would like to be notified when I add new repertoire to this list, please let me know on the Contact Me page. All recordings are live public performances unless otherwise noted.

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Senior Recital

Oberlin, OH 2009

This performance is divided between two organs, a C. B. Fisk, and a John Brombaugh, located in Finney Chapel and Fairchild Chapel respectively.

Once More...with Feeling

St. Barnabas Anglican Church

This beautiful organ was built by Casavant in 1897, then rebuilt in 1958 by Hill, Norman, and Beard.

Master's Recital

Austin, TX 2011

This is a Visser-Rowland organ, the largest tracker in America at the time it was built. It is housed at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin, in Bates Recital Hall.

An Easter Celebration:
Musical Reflections on the Life of Christ

Austin, TX 2012

This is my first of four DMA recitals. The date of the recital was Easter Sunday, hence the title and choice of pieces. The program is here.

Wedding Music

***Under Construction! Please forgive some of the glaring omissions on this list!***

I will be uploading pipe organ wedding favorites in this section. My goal is to make this a resource for anyone seeking to find their favorites, or perhaps to make a few new favorites.

If I brush up my techie chops enough, the format of this page will be an interactive wedding music design page where you can create and listen to your ideal wedding music program. If you would like to be notified when this project is updated/complete please submit your information in the Contact Me page.

In the meantime, I will simply create the list of compositions, which itself is still growing. Titles will be replaced with recordings as time permits me to record them. If there are any pieces you would like to see added, or recorded soon, please let me know.

Processionals
Sinfonia to Wedding Cantata J. S. Bach
Intrada Op. 40 Robert Coates
Processional from Wedding Suite J. Clokey
Voluntary in C William Croft
The Rejoicing George Friederich Händel
Three Trumpet Tunes Harald Rohlig
Prelude for Organ Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn
Epithalme Healey Willan
Recessionals
In Thee is Gladness J. S. Bach
Allabreve J. S. Bach
Recessional from Wedding Suite J. Clokey
Toccata from 12 Pieces Theodore Dubois
Carillon-Sortie Henri Mulet
Allegro Pomposo Thomas Roseingrave
Wedding Processional Leo Sowerby
Carillon from 24 piece in free style Louis Vierne
Carillon de Westminster Louis Vierne
Toccata from Symphony no. 5 Charles Marie Widor
Before, After, During
Arioso J. S. Bach
Blessed Jesus at thy word J. S. Bach
Now Thank We All Our God J. S. Bach
Praise to the Lord Almighty J. S. Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze J. S. Bach
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme J. S. Bach
Siciliana M. E. Bossi
Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen Johann Brahms
Wie schön leuchtet (Christmas) Dietrich Buxtehude
Prelude and Fugue in F Dietrich Buxtehude
Marche en Rondeau M. A. Charpentier
Dialogue trompette dessus et basse L. Clerambault
Mass for the parishes (ii, iii, viii, vi) L. Couperin
Fairest Lord Jesus Edmundson
Prelude, Fugue and Variation César Franck
Now Thank We All Our God Sigfried Karg-Elert
Tuba Tune in D C. S. Lang
Pasticcio Jean Langlais
Psalm 19 B. Marcello
Now Thank We All Our God Max Reger
Suite in D John Stanley
Prelude on Rhosymedre R. Vaughan Williams

Accompanying

One of the great opportunities that music presents is the chance to collaborate with other musicians. While this is something orchestral musicians are accustomed to, and may even take for granted, it is a refreshing musical endeavor for organists, pianists, and several other solo instrumentalists.

I enjoy collaborating and accompanying on different instruments, in different settings. Some of my recent (since 2009) playing has included music for:

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Resources


The following links are divided into several categories; enjoy!

Pipe Organ Resources

General Music Links

Formative places for me as a musician

Current membership or affiliations

Other Links

Special thanks to several tech whizzes who made some of the special effects on this site possible!

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