“Do you know your AGO?”

Every Monday we will feature a member of our Pittsburgh AGO in an article called “Do you know your AGO?”. Our first interview will feature Dr. Ann Labounsky, FAGO, Dean of the Pittsburgh AGO.

What are your top five books you like to read? (they do not need to be related to music.)
Proust: Remembrance of Things Past; Bach, The Learned Musician; Chesterton, Saint Francis of Assisi; Stephen Prothero, God is Not One.

What are your top five CDs you like to listen to?
Right now it has to be “Jean Langlais: Complete Organ Works” by Yours truly.

What is your favorite Christmas hymn from any denomination?
“In the Bleak Mid Winter”

What is your favorite Bach piece?
At the moment, “Prelude and Fugue in Eb” which I just played for Paul Engle’s funeral.

What is your favorite Langlais piece?
At the moment, “Pièce Héroïque”, which I am going to play at the Tournemire conference.

What is your favorite hymn for Ordinary Time?
Slane.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Chautauqua.

A special “thank you!” goes out to her for her willingness to be the first person interviewed.

As we enter into the small window of Ordinary Time before Lent, what are the thoughts on your mind? Are you planning Lent and Easter music already?
Are you striving to learn a new, significant piece of music?
Are you planning a concert for the spring?
Are you planning on taking an AGO Certification exam?

Also- Have you RSVP’d for the AGO meeting at the end of the month?

Happy Monday, musicians!

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