Thomas Heywood, following in the steps of Edwin H. Lemare and embracing a thoroughly orchestral approach to his instrument, has transcribed or arranged all of the works on this recording, with the exception of the early Marche Moderne, Op. 2 by Lemare himself.
Playing on the Kotzschmar organ where Lemare was municipal organist from 1921 to 1923, Heywood offers pyrotechnic playing and highly entertaining programming from passacaglia to polka.
TCHAIKOWSKY: Polonaise from Lyric Scenes to Eugene Onégin
J. S. BACH: Passacaglia & Fuge in c, BWV 582
LEMARE: Marche Moderne, Op. 2
GRIEG: Lyrische Suite, Op. 54
MOZART: Rondo from Horn Concert No. 4 in E-Flat, K. 495
GUILMANT: First Sonata (Symphony) for Organ, Op. 42
STRAUSS: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, op. 214