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CRISTA MILLER is the director of music and cathedral organist at Houston's Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, where she leads the adult and children's choirs and the concert series, and chaired the organ committee for Martin Pasi's landmark opus 19 organ. She is a member of EastWest Organists and the Conference of Roman Catholic Church Musicians. A solo recitalist active in Europe and the USA, she has performed in France, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, and Canada, including featured appearances at the Svendbørg International Organ Festival, the Festival de Órgano de Asturias Cajastur, and two conventions of the American Guild of Organists.  An award-winner in international and national playing competitions (Odense, Fort Wayne, San Antonio, and a semi-finalist in the AGO's National Young Artists' Competition in organ-playing), she was the first American to give an organ recital in Lebanon in 2017, and the first organist to receive an individual artist grant from the city of Houston in 2014 for her multi-media performances Projections. Her double CD debut Bonjour and Willkommen is available from Acis Productions, and her research on Middle-Eastern elements in the music of Naji Hakim has been published in ORGAN: Journal für die Orgel and Mystic Modern: The Music, Thought and Legacy of Charles Tournemire. Crista earned the DMA and the Sacred Music Diploma at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude and Fugue in D BWV532

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Ballo granduca

Heinrich Scheidemann (1595-1663)

Magnificat V. Toni

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Christus, der ist mein Leben

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Prelude and Fugue in C minor, op. 37 no. 1 (1834-1837)

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

from Symphonie IV, op. 13 no. 4 (1872)

III.  Andante cantabile

Naji Hakim (b. 1955)

Mariales (1993)

Dan Locklair (b. 1949)

from Rubrics (A Liturgical Suite for Organ, 1989)

- IV. The peace may be exchanged

Naji Hakim

Fanfare for Nottingham (2010)