Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1929 Setterquist at Linköping Cathedral
1964 Andersen at Skara Cathedral
…a visit with American soloist James Hicks, who leads us on an adventure amidst the organ repertoire of Scandinavia.
JARMO PARVIAINEN: Toccata (1958)1
VIIJO MIKKOLA: Sonaati uruille (ii. Adagio, ma non troppo; iii. Allegro molto) (1916)2
KURT WIKLANDER: Elegie, fr Suite for Organ, Op. 35 (2008)4
UNO SANDEN: Invention, fr 3 Pieces (1992)3
THORKELL SIGURBJÖRNSSON: Chorale-prelude, Praise God (1988)1
LARS EGEBJER: Variations on the Anthem of Varmland (1977)1
PATRIK VRETBLAD: Elegie2
James Hicks lives in New Jersey, but he made his recordings of compositions from Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Norway for the Pro Organo label on several instruments in Sweden… (1929 Setterquist/Linköping Cathedral)1 CD 7239; (1905-2008 Äkerman & Lund/St. Johannes Church, Malmo)2 CD 7262; (1964 Andersen/Skara Cathedral)3 CD 7263; and (1898-2009 Äkerman & Lund/Västerås Cathedral)4 CD 7264. Several more compact discs are planned for this interesting series.