Thomas Baugh plays the Fisk organ, op. 124, completed in 2004 at Christ Episcopal Church, Roanoke, Virginia. This unique organ’s plenum is made unusually rich by including only open flue pipes in the manual divisions – there are no stopped ranks or partially-stopped ranks (such stops as Gedackts, Stopped Diapasons, Bourdons, Rohrflutes, Chimney Flutes, etc.) but, instead, a rich panoply of entirely open flue ranks at all manual pitches, including sumptuous open and harmonic flutes, principals, montres, and harmonically well-developed strings, etc. Add to these warmly glowing sounds the telling ensemble and solo reeds so beautifully voiced, and the organ becomes an ideal venue for repertoire benefiting from gorgeous sound. Demonstrating this is a program of such works, especially the orchestral effects achieved for Thomas Baugh’s transcription of the beloved music composed by Gabriel Fauré for Maeterlinck’s play, Pelléas et Mélisande
, and also especially the major work by Searle Wright. First recording of Hancock's "Toccata" and works by Cummins, Roth, and Baugh.SEARLE WRIGHT:
Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue
FAURÉ: Pelléas et Mélisande
Suite, op. 80*
transcribed for organ by Thomas Baugh
Prélude · Fileuse · Sicilienne · La mort de Mélisande
to order the Fauré score.
: Récit de tierce en taille
: Noël, Où s’en vont ces gais bergers?
Hymn Prelude on Nyland*
ROBERT N. ROTH:
Improvisation on The Infant King*
BACH: Wir glauben all’ in einen Gott
, BWV 740
Prelude and Fugue in C (“9/8”), BWV 547