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Dorothy Young Riess, M.D.: REPERTOIRE

ABOUT MY REPERTOIRE - March 30, 2012

The selections I list here represent work from 2004 to 2012 only. That is when I returned to organ playing after a long absence of 40 years! During medical training and practice, time for music was limited and except for a brief resurgence in 1978 to perform and record, I didn't play again until 20 years later. In 1998 I went to Germany and performed/recorded in Tubingen. A year later I returned to the University of Oklahoma for a reunion and dedication of the new organ to my teacher, Mildred Andrews. The only recording time available to me was 5:00AM! But I treasure those tapes - they represent my return to the organ. Shortly after that I sold my medical practice and retired in 2000. By 2003, I had relocated to Las Vegas, bought an organ and started practice once again.

All compositions listed here have been performed in concert or recorded in special sessions within the past 8 years and I always have a recital ready to take "on the road".

J.S. BACH - March 30, 2012

My Bach repertoire is long, including many Chorale Preludes, Preludes/Toccatas and Fugues, Trios, etc. I will add it later!


Nineteenth Century - March 30, 2012

I have recorded all repertoire either in performance or recording sessions. Those marked with * are available on commercial CD.

BOSSI, Enrico - Opus 132, Stunde der Weihe #4; Stunde der Freude #5

BRAHMS, Johannes - Chorale Preludes; O Gott du frommer Gott; Herzlich tut mich erfreuen; Es ist ein Rose entsprungen

FRANCK, Cesar - Chorale in a Minor*

GIGOUT, Eugene - Christmas Rhapsodie

JONGEN, Joseph - Opus 37; #1 Cantabile; #3 Prayer; #4 Chorale


           Chorale Preludes: Opus 78 Sleepers Wake, How Brightly Shines the Morning Star, Praise God, Christians All; Opus 65 Nun danket alle Gott; Sollt ich meinem Gott nicht singen?

          Benediction Op33 #48

          Symphonic Chorale, "Jesu Meine Freude" Op87 #2

          Chorale Improvisation, "In Dulci Jubilo" Op75 #2

LISZT, Franz - Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H

MENDELSSOHN, Felix; Sonata #3, Maestoso, Andante; Sonata #6, Fugue, Allegro, Finale; Prelude and Fugue b Minor (piano) arr. Bossart*; Prelude f Minor (piano) arr. Bossart*

MULET, Henri -  Esquisses Byzantines, #1. "Nef"; #V. "Campanile"; #IX. "In Paradisum"

REGER, Max - Opus 145, Passion, Weihnachten

           Introduction and Passacaglia d Minor*

           Opus 59, Toccata d Minor, Intermezzo

           Hallelujah! Gott zu loben Op 52 #3*


           Prelude B Major

           Seven Improvisatios Op.157, #1,4,7*

SCHUMANN, Robert - Fugue on B-A-C-H for Pedal Piano, Op.60 #5*;  Sketch for Pedal Piano, Op 58 #3*

VIERNE, Louis - Fantomes

WAGNER-LISZT - Pilgrims Chorus

WILLIAMS, R.V. - Rhosymedre

My Transcriptions - March 30, 2012

I have arranged these compositions for organ. Those marked with * are available on commercial CD. Manuscripts will be for sale on this website soon.

BACH, J.S. - Cello Suite #3, Bourée for pedal solo


JOPLIN, Scott - Maple Leaf Rag

KREISLER, Fritz - Liebesfreud*

PAGANINI, Niccolo - 24th Caprice for Violin arranged for pedal solo*

PONCE, Manuel - Estrellita

SHOSTAKOVICH, Dimitri - Waltz #2

YOUNG, Roy - Oklahoma Symphony, II. Canzona*

Twentieth Century - March 30, 2012

I have recorded all repertoire, either in performance or recording session. Those marked with (*) are available on commercial CD.

ALAIN, Jehan - Litanies

BARBER, Sam - Adagio (arr. Strickland)

CLARKE, Callen - Meditation for Organ and Violin (world premiere)

DUPRÉ, Marcel

            Passion Symphony I. "The World Awaiting the Savior"; II. "Resurrection"*

            Les Vespres de la Vierge, Op 18, #1, #14*

            Variations on Two Themes for Piano and Organ

GERSHWIN, George - Rhapsody in Blue for Piano and Organ

HOWELLS, Herbert - Rhapsody #3 in C# Minor*

JANCA, Jan - Kleine Toccata über "Hört, der Engel; Choraltoccata über "Nun danket all"*; "Ite missa est", Cantabile; Suite in Five Parts


             Song of Joy



              Les Corps Glorieux, VI. "Joie et clarte"

              La Nativite, V. Les enfants de Dieu; IX. Dieu Parmi Nous

               L'Ascension, II. Alleluias sereins; III. Transports de joie

SOKOLA, Milos - Passacaglia quasi Toccata on B-A-C-H*


               Requiescat in Pace

               Symphony, II. Fast and Sinister

PRE-BACH - March 30, 2012

I have recorded all repertoire either in concert or recording session. Those marked with * are available on commercial CD.

BUXTEHUDE, Dieterich - Chorale Prelude "O Sacred Head" (Herzlich tut mich verlangen)

         Prelude and Fugue F Major BuxWV 145*; Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne C major BuxWV 137*; Prelude and Fugue g Minor BuxWV 149

CLARKE, Jeremiah - Prince of Denmark March; Trumpet Voluntary C Major*

DAQUIN, Louis - Noel

DUMAGE, Pierre - Grand Jeu*

GABRIELI, Andrea - Canzona*

HAYDN, Franz J. - Musical Clocks

MARCELLO, Benedetto - Psalm 19*

MUFFAT, Georg - Toccata, Adagio

PACHELBEL, Johann - In Dulci Jubilo; Toccata e Minor

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