A Diversity of Riches

Multi-Ethnic Organ Music by 20th-Century American Composers

Herndon Spillman, Organist

Producer: Ralph Dopmeyer
Recording Engineer: Michael Barone
Design: The Philidor Company, Boston
Total playing time: 78:44


  • Thomas Kerr: Anguished American Easter, 1968
  • Mark Fax: Three Pieces for Organ
  • Vincent Persichetti: Chorale Prelude: Drop, Drop Slow Tears
  • Herman Berlinski: The Burning Bush
  • James Martin Guthrie: Seven Variations on "Herzlich tut mich verlangen"
  • Ralph Ricardo Simpson: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • Calvin Hampton: Five Dances

About the Performer

An organist acclaimed for his interpretation of French music and specifically the organ works of Maurice Duruflé, Herndon Spillman began his musical training at the age of six in his home town of Huntsville, Alabama with Henry and Nell Lane Bradford. Studying organ with Ralph Simpson at Dillard University in New Orleans, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, magna cum laude, in 1966. With a Woodrow Wilson fellowship he earned his Master's degree in organ performance as well as a Performer's Certificate in 1968 at Indiana University.

As artist in residence at the Cité International des Arts in Paris in 1971 he studied with Maurice Duruflé, André Marchal, and Marie-Claire Alain. In 1973 he made the first recording of the complete organ works of Maurice Duruflé, which was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque. Upon his return from Paris he completed his thesis, The Organ Works of Maurice Duruflé and received his Doctorate of Music in 1975.

Herndon Spillman teaches at Louisiana State University where he coordinates the organ program in the School of Music.

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