“I first met Gary Bachlund in 1968, when he was cast to play King Melchior as I was preparing to play the title role in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. He was in his early 20’s at the time, possessing a glorious baritone voice. We kept in touch over the years, and our musical paths crossed several times. He went on to become a Wagnerian tenor, with a prestigious career, especially in Germany.
“Also, in the early 1990’s he went back to UCLA to get a doctorate in music composition. Once again our paths crossed, as he began to write choral pieces and large-scale organ pieces. I don’t remember who brought it up, but we thought it would be mutually beneficial to engage Gary as our composer-in-residence at All Saints (a volunteer position!). For several years, he greatly enriched our musical/liturgical life with his works.
“And he’s still writing… I just received a new and intriguing organ piece a few weeks ago, inspired by 34 (i.e. my 34 years at ASC).” — James Walker, May 9, 2017
|Blessed Are You||Sun, Feb 15, 1998||Coventry with Leslie Inman|
|Blessed Be The Children||Sun, May 21, 1995||Coventry with Sara Camp|
|Concerto Grosso in B major for Organ, Harpsichord and Orchestra||Sun, May 18, 1997||James Walker, chamber orchestra|
|Gentle God||Sun, May 21, 1995||Coventry with Sara Camp|
|I Thank Thee O God, from Twelve Psalm Verses||Sun, Oct 20, 1996||Canterbury|
|Lead Me||Sun, Apr 29, 2007||Coventry|
|Magnificat and Nunc dimittis||Sun, Mar 5, 2000||Canterbury|
|Prayer to the Healing God||Sun, May 26, 1996||Canterbury|
|Requiem for the Victims of AIDS||Sun, Mar 21, 1993||Coventry|
|Signs of Your Presence||Sun, Oct 26, 2008||Canterbury|
|The One God, Praise||Sun, Mar 13, 1996||Coventry with Thomas Burns|
|These Children We Dedicate||Sun, Oct 25, 1998||Canterbury|