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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[William J. Gillespie Concert Organ, C.B. Fisk Opus 130, in Segerstom Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA.
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.

Audio 0920 Complete Show 1 hr 58 min

Audio 0920 Hour 1 59:00
Audio 0920 Hour 2 59:00

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

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

Hour 2

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 AirFrederick 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

 

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