Hear me   4 comments

You can hear me every Sunday at the 10 am service at St. Michael and all Angels Episcopal Church in Costa Mesa, California—and sometimes at 8 am as well—or Friday evenings at Temple Beth Ohr in La Mirada, California. Both have wonderful congregations who love to sing!

Here’s a typical program: from my November 17, 2013, recital at Trinity Santa Barbara

Some Organ Music Covering The Last 300 Years or So

Fugue in D Minor • J. S. Bach (1685-1750) – arranged by Bach from his Violin Sonata in G minor

Lullaby from Suite No. 2 • Calvin Hampton (1938-1984)

Two Quiet Meditations • Frederick Jacobi (1891-1952)

Village Organist’s Piece • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Andante cantabile from Symphonie IV • Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Fanfare • Craig Phillips (b. 1961)

Some Seasonal Organ Music

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme • Lionel Rogg (b. 1936) –you may know the tune as “Sleepers, Wake”

Wie schoen lauchtet der Morgenstern • Lionel Rogg

Rhapsodie sur des Noels • Eugene Gigout (1844-1925)

Sortie in E flat • Louis Lefebure-Wely (1817-1870)


Theme from “Zorro” • George Bruns, arr. by Ray Urwin


Well, I managed to slip under the radar from my last OLA appearance on June 26. There was a nice-sized audience there just the same! It’s always a privilege to play there. Want to hear the OLA organ on a majestic piece? You may recognize the tune:


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I’m excited to tell you that you can hear me play the wonderful organ at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral (OLA to its friends) in downtown LA on

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

You can attend the noon mass, and my recital will be immediately following, at around 12:40 or so.

For the opening of Advent-Christmas season, I’m planning on playing the stunning Dieu parmi nous (God among us), the greatest organ work of 20th century legend Olivier Messiaen. You might have heard the final toccata of this piece, where the descending bass line shows God’s son coming into the world.

To round it out, we’ll have some tuneful French carols, and maybe a surprise or two!

Do come. It’s a glorious way to spend a half hour or so in the middle of the week!

(Validated parking available.)

Posted October 29, 2012 by Ray Urwin

4 responses to “Hear me

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  1. This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am really happy
    to read all at one place.

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  3. Ray when you are not at TBO you lead a very interesting life !

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