Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
Fred J. Cooper Memorial Pipe Organ in Philadelphia's Verizon Hall
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MANUEL de FALLA (trans. Latry): Ritual Fire Dance, fr El amor brujo. DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Passacaglia in d. J. S. BACH: Fugue in G, BWV 577. OLIVIER LATRY: Improvisation on Themes by Puccini and Gounod –Olivier Latry (r. 10/17/2009)
CESAR FRANCK: Choral No. 2 in b. JOHANNES BRAHMS: 2 Chorale-preludes, fr Op. 122 (No. 8, Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen; No. 4, Herzlich tut mich erfreuen). MARCEL LANQUETUIT: Toccata –Gillian Weir (r. 4/12/2008)
The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ (Dobson Opus 76, IV/88 stops), the largest mechanical-action concert hall organ in the United States, was inaugurated with more than a week of special concerts in May 2006. Since then it has been featured in a regular annual series of performances involving solo and ensemble repertoire, and choral, dance and film accompaniment. These recordings were made available to PIPEDREAMS by Weston Sound and Video and public radio station WRTI-FM, Philadelphia.