1890 Cavaillé–Coll at St. Ouen Abbey, Rouen
1930 Skinner at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, OH
1929 Skinner at the Museum Center at Union Depot, Cincinnati, OH
Wurlitzer at RKO Palace, Rochester, NY
1887 Willis at Truro Cathedral
…sometimes lofty, sometimes light-hearted, this music either was inspired by and/or performed in an awesome ambience.
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Music played in the program
LOUIS VIERNE: Cathédrales, Op. 55, no. 3, fr Pieces de Fantasie, Book IV –Ben van Oosten (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen Abbey, Rouen) Dabringhaus & Grimm 316 0847
SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Cathedral Windows, Op. 106, nos. 1-3 (Kyrie; Ave Maria; Resonet in Laudibus) –Stefan Engels (1930 Skinner/Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, OH) Priory 819
OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Apparition de l’eglise eternelle –Olivier Messiaen (1871 Cavaillé-Coll/Trinity Church, Paris) EMI Classics 67400
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (trans. Robin): La cathédrale engloutie, fr Preludes, Book I –Jean-Baptiste Robin (1929 Skinner/Museum Center at Union Depot, Cincinnati, OH) Brilliant Classics 94726
VIERNE: Les cloches de Hinckley, Op. 55, no. 6, fr Pieces de Fantasie, Book IV --Olivier Latry (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) BNL 112742
FREDERICK LOEWE: Get me to the church on time, fr My Fair Lady –Tom Hazleton (Wurlitzer/Merle Norman Tower, Sylmar, CA) Pro Arte 434
CARL HAHN: The Green Cathedral –Ron Rhode (1927 Barton/Iowa Theatre, Cedar Rapids, IA) Roxy Productions 103
GEOFFREY O’HARA: I walked today where Jesus walked –David Peckham (1925 Marr & Colton/Clemens Center Theatre, Elmira, NY) Veteran Hill Productions 1961
JULE STYNE: Sunday –David Peckham (Wurlitzer/Auditorium Theater, Rochester, NY) Veteran Hill Productions 6412
CHRISTOPHER STEEL: Changing Moods, Op. 59 –William Saunders (1881 Hunter/Cathedral of Saints Mary and Helen, Brentwood, England) Regent 346
SIR ARTHUR BLISS: Intermezzo, fr Miracle in the Gorbals –Tom Bell (1970 Harrison/Durham Cathedral, England) Regent 409
JULIAN PHILIPS: Church Music –Truro Cathedral Choir/Christopher Gray, director; Luke Bond (1887 Willis/Truro Cathedral) Regent 422
KARG-ELERT: Cathedral Windows, Op. 106, nos. 4-6 (Adeste fidelis; Saluto Angelico; Lauda Sion) –Hans Fagius (1928 Frobenius/Aarhus Cathedral, Denmark) Bis 1184
For adventuresome and broad-minded viewers, Paul Festa’s provocative film “Apparition of the Eternal Church” explores the unexpected responses of a variety of people to a first-time hearing of Olivier Messiaen’s mesmerizing 1931 score, a fascinating portrait of how people listen to music.
The Rochester (NY) Auditorium Theater Wurlitzer (see JULE STYNE above) is featured in a new season of concerts beginning September 14 with an appearance by Jonathan Ortloff, who played there in a previous PIPEDREAMS program).