Commissioned by organist Lynnette Combs, Prism for Pipe Organ, was premiered at the First Baptist Church, Burlington, Vermont in June 2014. The program was in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the inaugural concert of its pipe organ built by E.&G.G. Hook of Boston Opus 342.
For this occasion, Prism was composed with the colors and tonalities of the historic tracker pipe organ and church hymns in mind. As with the colors emitted by a prism, the piece is divided into sections ordered as: violet-indigo (majestic); blue-green (pastoral); yellow (jocose); orange-red (festive).
Lynnette Combs, organist