Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
An engaging miscellany of seven instruments, ranging in size from 12-stops to 40-stops, from the shops of American builders Gene Bedient, Jan van Daalen and Fritz Noack.
FELIX MENDELSSOHN*: Sonata Number 2 in C, Opus 65, movements 1 & 3. J.S. BACH: 2 Chorale-preludes: Allein Gott, S. 711; Liebster Jesu, S. 731, MILHAUD*: Pastorale. HELMUT WALCHA**: Chorale-prelude, Herzliebster Jesu. GEORGE SHEARING**: Hymn-prelude, Amazing Grace. JOHN RUTTER: Toccata in Seven –Charles H. Webb* (1997 Bedient/Bay UMC, Bay Village, OH); David Boe (1995 Bedient/Grace Lutheran, Oberlin, OH); also at Bay Village**
ENGEL: Variations on In dulci jubilo –John Eggert (1983 Jan van Daalen/Jehovah Lutheran, Saint Paul, MN)
RUSZCZYNSKI: Toccata JMF –Christopher Young (1991 van Daalen/Nativity of Mary RCC, Bloomington, MN)
With two noted exceptions, performances were recorded in concert.