Iain Quinn, M.M. '04

January 15, 2014

Iain Quinn (MM ‘04) recently completed a reconstruction of Samuel Barber’s childhood cantata, Christmas Eve. The first performance took place as part of the 104th annual carol services at Harvard University (Edward Jones, director, Christian Lane MM ‘08, organist) with a subsequent performance at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York (Malcolm Merriweather, director). It was also featured on A.P.R.’s Performance Today and Pipedreams. An interview regarding the reconstruction with Michael Barone can be heard on the Pipedreams website. The score will be published by G. Schirmer in the Spring and an article on the reconstruction appears in Notes.  In other news, his chapter, Czerny and the organ: pragmatism, prestige and performance practice, was published in Interpreting Historical Keyboard Music (Ashgate). Dr. Quinn is Assistant Professor of Organ at Florida State University.