An Organ Pilgrimage

An Organ Pilgrimage
Item# Compact Disc Raven OAR-560

Product Description

Peter Latona plays the four organs of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D. C., spectacularly recorded by Emmy Award-winning engineer Ed Kelly. In the vast and grand acoustics of the main church, each of three organs is played individually (south gallery organ, chancel organ, and Positiv organ built by M. P. Möller in 1969 and 1984 with about 120 ranks altogether), then the three are joined by the fine Washington Symphonic Brass for the rousing Gabrielli and Litaize works. The fourth organ heard is the fine and much admired Schudi 3-29 tracker in the acoustically fine Crypt Church. Latona, assistant director of music at the National Shrine, plays beautifully, with Robert Grogan and Paul Hardy playing at mulitple consoles in the Gabrieli. A sonic blockbuster!

GUILMANT: Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, op. 42
LANGLAIS: Mode de re and Mode de la from Huit Piéces Modales
BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in F-sharp Minor, BuxWV 146
BRAHMS: Schmücke dich, No. 5; Gott du Frommer Gott, No. 7, from Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 122
EGIL HOVLAND: Now Thank We All Our God
FROBERGER: Toccata XII from Libro Quattro
POLLAROLO: Fuga in D Minor
GABRIELLI: Canzon in echo (à 12, basso generale) with Brass Ensemble
LITAIZE: Cortége with Brass Ensemble