Prof. Carla Edwards Releases New CD, Homage

Prof. Carla Edwards Releases New CD, Homage

April 28, 2011

95082April 28, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Carla G. Edwards, professor of music at DePauw University, has released a new compact disc, Homage. The CD features Professor Edwards, who serves as University organist, playing the 2002 Hellmuth Wolff organ at DePauw. The disc is dedicated to Edwards' former teacher, Larry Smith, who retired in 2008 as chair of the organ department at Indiana University - Bloomington.

Repertoire recorded includes, from the 20th century, Petr Eben's Hommage à Dietrich Buxtehude, Czech violinist Miloš Sokola's organ composition Passacaglia quasi Toccata na tema B-A-C-H, Samuel Adler's Festive Proclamation, Joel Martinson's Litany, Peter Planyavsky's Toccata alla Rumba, and the Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op. 7, by Maurice Duruflé. Earlier composers are represented by the Buxtehude Passacaglia, BuxWV 161, and the J. S. Bach Concerto in A, BWV 593.

Carla Edwards has also studied organ with Delores Bruch, 6136James Moeser, Catharine Crozier, Robert Noehren, Michael Schneider, Mary Lou Nowicki and Warren Hutton. She has performed in the United States, England, Finland, and Italy, and her performances have been broadcast nationally on the radio program Pipedreams. She received a Bachelor of Music degree with highest distinction from the University of Kansas, a Master of Music degree from the University of Alabama, and a Doctor of Music degree in organ performance from Indiana University. 

Homage is available online by clicking here.

Learn more about Dr. Edwards in this previous article.