Barbara Harbach, professor at Washington State University, presented a double musical treat: her Tuesday evening recital featured contemporary American organ music, including the premiere of Don Freund's Ordinary Pieces-A Concert Organ Mass (1991). Harbach's musical approach, her musical concepts, her judicious and enlivening registrations showed without a doubt that she is a winner! The general public needs to hear more performances of this caliber. Her lecture the following day, "Women Composers of Organ Music," together with her keyboard demonstrations of several works, again presented us with new awareness of the historical riches of the organ world.
J. Richard Szeremany