William J. Gillespie Concert Organ (C.B. Fisk Opus 130) in Segerstom Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA.
Orange (County) Blossoms, Special!
…a debut appearance of the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ (C.B. Fisk Opus 130) in the new arts center in Costa Mesa, CA.
Program Broadcast dates:
- Stephen Dieck, president of C.B. Fisk whose firm built the Gillespie Concert Organ, Opus 130, talks with Michael Barone about:
- …the elements that distinguish Fisk organs when designing for a symphony concert hall.
- …the interaction between the organ builder C.B. Fisk, the architect Cesar Pelli, and the acoustician Russell Johnson of Artec Consultants Inc.
- …comments on the Fisk firm’s activity in the realm of concert hall organs.
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Music played in the program
JAMES MacMILLAN: A New Song
GERALD FINZI: God is gone up
ZOLTÁN KODÁLY: Missa Brevis
NORMAN COCKER: Tuba Tune –Frederick Swann; Gothic G49268
Filler –FREDERICK SWANN: Improvisation on Londonderry Air. Gothic G49268
JULIAN WACHNER: Arise, my love
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Hör’ mein Bitten, Herr
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Organ Sonata in C, Opus 65, number 2 –Frederick Swann; Gothic G49268
FREDERICK SWANN: Improvisation on Londonderry Air –Frederick Swann; Gothic G49268
JAMES MULHOLLAND: Come, thou fount of every blessing
STEPHEN PAULUS: We gather together
PETER WILHOUSKY: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Filler –CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Finale, Symphony #4. Gothic G49268
In the splendid Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, John Alexander conducts performances by the Pacific Chorale, with organ accompaniments provided by Mary Preston; recorded October 25, 2008. Frederick Swann further showcases the 76-stop C.B. Fisk organ in solos from his recent release on Gothic Records