The Lutheran tradition of organ performance and composition is strong. Two CDs released in 2000 represent contemporary exemplars. One, Aaron David Miller, is in the early stages of his career; the other, Paul Manz, is at his mature peak.
Miller is the son of David Miller, this magazine's editor. His accomplishment — not his relationship — prompts this review. At 28, Miller has won top prizes from the American Guild of Organists and in international competitions. His CD, Aaron David Miller, was recorded at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood, Wash. Miller's renderings of traditional works, including Bach, Sweelinck and Mendelssohn are simultaneously technically proficient and imaginative. Also included are several of his compositions.
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