David Heller, Professor of Music and University Organist at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas shows the wide tonal palette of Kegg Pipe Organ Builders Opus 35, recently built for Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. With 4 manuals, 52 stops and 4003 pipes, the organ is a major new musical resource in the Laredo area.
This recording begins with a work commissioned by the city of Laredo from Gerre Hancock who, in addition to his famed career and years of service at St. Thomas Church in New York, is a native of Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Heller explores the new organ with a program of familiar works, a chorale setting of his own, and also two less frequently heard pieces by Mexican composer Ramón Noble.
HANCOCK: A Laredo Fanfare
HELLER:Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
J. S. BACH: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659; Passacaglia and Fugue in c, BWV 582
FRANCK: Fantaisie in A
LEFÉBURE-WELY: Boléro de Concert, Op. 166
DURUFLÉ: Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain
NOBLE: El Flautista Alegre; Danza Espagnola
BOELLMANN: Ronde Francaise
LANG: Tuba Tune
VIERNE: Carillon de Westminster