Robert Parkins's new CD, "Salome's Dance," released by Loft Recordings

Dr. Parkins’s eighth solo recording features late German Romantic music (Max Reger and Richard Strauss) and works by American composers (Florence Price, Kent Kennan, Robert Ward, Adophus Hailstork, and Dan Locklair). Among them are world premiere recordings of three pieces as well as first recordings of three additional works in organ solo versions. The title track is an organ transcription by Dr. Parkins of the “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Strauss’s opera Salome. Available as a CD or as a download at, Salome’s Dance is also accessible through streaming and download services like Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube (NAXOS).

Robert Parkins is the University Organist and a Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University. His organ and harpsichord recordings have appeared on the Calcante, Gothic, Loft, Musical Heritage Society, and Naxos labels. Still available are solo CDs featuring the Flentrop, Aeolian, and Brombaugh organs in Duke Chapel, including Early Iberian Organ Music, Brahms: Complete Organ Works, German Romantic Organ Music, and Organ Music of Frescobaldi