Despite fire and neglect, the wonderful 1891 Roosevelt op. 494 of 1891 continues to play (when the weather is right and after several sessions of TLC) in the fully gracious acoustics of St. James’ Roman Catholic Church in Chicago. Wolfgang Rübsam, William Aylesworth, and Michael Surratt play on this CD produced by the Chicago Chapter of OHS, compiling from master tapes two selections previously released on LP phonograph records and adding previously unreleased performances, including Michael Surratt’s performances from the 1984 OHS National Convention.
RHEINBERGER: Sonata No. 5 in F-sharp, op. 111
RHEINBERGER: Sonata No. 18 in D, op. 65
GUILMANT: Sonata No. 2 in D, op. 65
CLARENCE EDDY: Praeludium in a
FREDERIC ARCHER: from Archer’s Organ Book: Motivo; Andante con moto; Allegretto con moto
CHARLES LEE WILLIAMS: Variations on Chime Tune III from The Chimes of Gloucester Cathedral