The Neopolitan Baroque organ from Biaggio di Rosa from 1777 has, after a long odyssey across Europe, found its current home in Lubeck; first in St. Peter's Church, then in time-honored Lubeck Cathedral.
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Naji Hakim has established himself as a performer and composer whose works are indelibly tied to his Christian faith. Recognized with a papal medal for his activities, these pieces are drawn from the span of his compositional career, combining organ music with string quartet and solo soprano.
This recording presents two original compositions and one arrangement for trombone and organ as well as a solo organ work. Variations on Veni Creator Spiritus (1997) by Philip Swanson is a work for trombone and organ, written as part of Dr. Swanson’s doctoral dissertation at New England Conservatory. The Partita: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, Op. 8, No.1, a composition for solo organ by Hugo Distler, is considered among his greatest works for the instrument. Two other works for trombone and organ are presented: Domine, Dona Nobis Pacem by the Hungarian composer Frigyes Hidas and Rachmaninoff’s famous Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 in an arrangement by Barbara Bruns. The recording was made at St. Michael’s Church in New York City, which houses one of the finest mechanical action pipe organs in the country built in 1967 by the German organ-building firm, Rudolf von Beckerath.
Original compositions by Brian Schober featuring The Gregg Smith Singers and The New York Treble Singers. Recorded at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, NYC.
The Academy of Ancient Music and organist/conductor Richard Egarr perform Handel's Organ Concertos op. 7 and more. Egarr performs on two historically designed organs: a 1998 Goetze and Gwynn, and a 2005 Robin Jennings chamber organ. Over two hours of music in high quality SACD format!
Voice and Organ: Two ideally suited instruments! Jan Buchwald, Baritone is accompanied by Regine Schütz in a program of lieder from Liszt, Strauss and Wolf.
Organ and Oboes in a varied program of Baroque and modern works by a seasoned duo
Richard Egarr and The Academy of Ancient Music Play Handel's Op. 4
Organist Carolyn Shuster Fournier teams up with acclaimed cellist Julius Berger to record this lovely program in memory of Marcel Dupré. Cavaillé-Coll organs in St. Bernhard, Mainz, and the Reformed Church of Saint-Esprit, Paris. Click Picture for Details
Soler: Six Organ Quintets are performed by Paul Parsons, organ, and the Rasumovsky String Quartet in the first recording of these works. Parsons plays an organ built in 2003 by Martin Goetze & Dominic Gwynn.
Organ & Wind Instruments Lynn Ziegler plays the 1987 Brombaugh at Iowa State University with a flutist, oboist, and bassoonist.
Mieczyslaw Surzynski 1866-1925, the son of an organist, teacher, and conductor and brother of three more organists, was the most prominent Polish composer of organ music in the Romantic era.
Baroque-Bolero expands the repertoire for the trombone to works of Baroque masters. Recorded on a Klais organ, Ruth Vollert, organist, and Thomas Horch, trombonist. Click picture for list of works
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CASELLA: Concerto Romano
POULENC: Concerto in g
For organ and oboe: GIAZOTTO: Adagio in G (after Albinoni) KROL: Litanie Pastorale WEEKS: Pastoral Morning KREBS: Fantasia in F PINKHAM: Nocturne For organ solo: BACH: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland BWV 665a MENDELSSOHN: Prelude & Fugue in G JONGEN: Chorale in E COUPERIN: Elevation (Tierce en taille) BAIRSTOW: Evening Song with piano: arr. C. CALLAHAN: Amazing Grace
Meditations from Grace Most of the selections here were recorded on the large A. R. Strauss organ (Op. 35 /1991) at Grace Episcopal Church, Elmira, New York, and played by George E. Damp. He is joined in several selections by William Denton on oboe and on one selection on piano by Alice Bancroft Damp. Some selections were recorded on the Strauss organ (Op. 23) at First Baptist Church, Ithaca, New York.
JOB for Organ The composer writes of his reasons for composing this 8-movement work, one hour in duration, “The Book of Job interested me for three reasons: firstly because of the social and theological revolution it represented in its time; until then every poor, sick or unfortunate being was regarded as forsaken and punished by God. Secondly, I was deeply impressed by the dramatic depth of this Book, which gives men once and for all the key to overcome a trial of faith. Finally, I find this book extremely topical. It answers one of the most difficult questions on life asked to this day: why do good people suffer misfortunes?” A narrator introduces each movement with a brief reading from the Book of Job. Thomás Thon plays a large 3m Rieger-Kloss organ.