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“Boston Musical Intelligencer” Reviews Gail Archer’s Organ Recital
May 31, 2022

Gail Archer’s (Professor of Professional Practice in Music) recital at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, on May 22, was reviewed as “Organist Hits Target” by the “Boston Musical Intelligencer.”

As an organist and dedicated repertoire hound, I like to think I have prowled around quite a few obscure corners of the organ literature, but on Sunday Gail Archer, in her recital at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, revealed to me a nationality of organ music I hadn’t previously known existed: that of Ukraine. However timely this choice, Archer sensibly included some better-known repertoire lest an entire program of Ukrainian (or otherwise unknown) music prove too esoteric even for fellow organists. She also emphasized women composers.

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