The Carmel Mission Basilica traces its history to 1770 when Fr. Junipero Serra founded the second of 21 California missions. It was raised to Minor Basilica status by John XXIII in 1960 and houses the burial place of Fr. Serra.
In 1986, the 3/34 Casavant organ was installed with a versatile tonal design, a remarkable European-styled case and a traditionally placed horizontal trumpet stop.
James Welch performs a large selection of well known pieces suitable not only for church occasions, but also for those times when we all enjoy familiar tunes well played.
Pardini: Toccata on "Amazing Grace"
Bach: Bist du bei mir
von Paradis: Sicilienne
Stanley: Trumpet Voluntary
Behnke: Aria on "My Hope is Built on Nothing Less"
Vivaldi: Spring, from The Four Seasons
Bach: Wachet Auf
Elliot: Improvisation on Beethoven's "Hymn to Joy"
Wood: The Gift to Be Simple
Mouret: Rondeau, from Sinfonies de Fanfares
Callahan: Folk Tune
Clarke: The Prince of Denmark's March
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Marcello: Psalm 19 (The Heavens Declare the Glory of God)
Vivaldi: Largo, from Concerto for Mandolin
Handel: Hornpipe in F, from Water Music
Handel: Allegro in D, from Water Music
Handel: Air, from Water Music
Holst: Jupiter Theme, from The Planets
Young: Prelude in Classic Style
Lang: Tuba Tune in D Major
Schubert: Ave Maria
Charpentier: Prelude to a Te Deum
Bach: Arioso, from Keyboard Concerto in F minor
Widor: Toccata from Symphony No. 5