Episode 23 James Buonemani and Tom Mueller

Episode 23 James Buonemani and Tom Mueller

Canon James Buonemani, Organist-Choirmaster, and Dr. Tom Mueller, Associate Organist, are the musicians at St. James Episcopal Church, Los Angeles.  Both are brilliant organists, composers and arrangers.  Dr. Mueller is also the Assistant Professor of Church Music and the University Organist at Concordia University, Irvine.

Meet two of the finest musicians in Southern California.  Hear how music came into their lives and how music has led them to two of the most prominent positions in Church Music anywhere in the country.  We will explore the rich musical program at St. James and how it has developed over the last 20 years under the director of Canon Buonemani.  You will hear a wide variety of music recorded live by the St James Choir and special organ arrangements written by both Canon Bounemani and Dr. Mueller, performed on the historic organ at St. James.  It is certainly the continuation of the rebirth of the great English choral tradition and proof that tradition is alive and well in Southern California at the hands of this spectacular musicians.  St. James in the City website:  http://stjla.org/

MUSIC: Bransle de Bourgogne from Suite francaise   Francis Poulenc  arranged and performed by Dr. Tom Mueller at St. James Episcopal
MUSIC: Fanfare for the Common Man Aaron Copland  arranged and performed by James Buonemani at St. James Episcopal
MUSIC: Bransle de Champagne from Suite francaise  Francis Poulenc  arranged and performed by Dr. Tom Mueller at St. James Episcopal
MUSIC:  Trois danses pour orgue- No. 1   Jean Alain  performed by Dr. Tom Mueller at St. James Episcopal
MUSIC:  Magnificat – -Collegium Regale- – Herbert Howells  performed by St. James Choir, James Buonemani, Conductor, Dr. Tom Mueller, organist
MUSIC:  I wonder as I wander- – trad. arr. J. Aaron McDermid (b. 1974)  performed by St. James Choir, James Buonemani, Conductor
MUSIC:  Motet- Sancta Maria, Regina caeli – -Second Eve- Ola Gjeilo  performed by St. James Choir, James Buonemani, Conductor