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4.3-----KOSNIK CONCERT IS APRIL 3 IN NEW YORK CITY

James W. Kosnik, professor of organ and music history, will play for the St. Patrick's Cathedral 2004-05 Organ Recital Series at 4 p.m. April 3 in the well-known New York City church.

He will perform works by Hytrek, Bohm, Mendelssohn and Vierne, as well as the premiere of "Three Studies on Gregorian Chants" by famed composer Adolphus Hailstork, ODU eminent scholar of music.

Kosnik's collaborations with Hailstork include the commissioning of "Five Spirituals" for Concordia Publishing House in the Laudate series, volume VI. Recently, they recorded a new organ CD, "Amazing Grace: The Organ Music of Adolphus Hailstork," which will be released by Albany Records in the fall.

Kosnik is the series editor of "Laudate," a multivolume anthology of organ repertoire based on hymnody, published by Concordia. His most recent publication, "Jubilate," volume I (2003), will be followed this summer by the release of a second volume.

This article was posted on: March 23, 2005

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