When OHS visited the Archabbey of St. Meinrad in 1993, Goulding & Wood had not yet installed the present organ of 70 ranks and three manuals. The new organ (1997) now speaks directly down the 180-foot nave and sounds under a 58-foot ceiling. The Archabbey church is the spiritual center of an active community of more than 100 Benedictine monks.
Kevin David Lamb plays the Goulding & Wood organ in a program which begins with the Monastery Processional composed by William Horatio Clarke for the dedication of the Church’s Estey Great Double Organ a century ago and ranges from Praetorius to Dupre.
CLARKE: Monastery Processional
J. S. BACH: Nun Komm, Der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
GUILMANT: Marche Religieuse, Op. 15, No. 2
FRANCK: Prelude, Fugue and Variation, Op. 18
HANDEL: Organ Concerto in F, Op. 4, No. 5
DUPRÉ: Cortège and Litanie, Op. 19, No. 2
PACHELBEL: Prelude and Fugue on Vom Himmel Hoch
PRAETORIUS: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
BRAHMS: Chorale Prelude on Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming, Op 122
BUCK: The Holy Night
FAULKES: Fantasia on Old Christmas Carols, Op. 121, No. 2
VIERNE: Berceuse, Op. 31, No. 19; Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54