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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Felix Hell
Felix Hell

Not Just Kidding Around

They all have two things in common. One is their youth, in their teens and early twenties. The other is enthusiasm. Hear a pair of organ scholars from Oxford, Paul Weber and other students from Lawrence University in Wisconsin, AGO O’Neal, and the acclaimed 14-year-old German phenom Felix Hell. They play up a storm and make it plain to hear that they are “not just kidding around.”

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Music played in the program

NICOLAUS BRUHNS: Praeludium in e, large. J.S. BACH: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross, S. 622 FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Allegro assai vivace, from Sonata Number 1, Opus 65 –Felix Hell (1988 Kuhn/Justinuskirche, Frankfurt-Höchst, Germany) IFO 00 021

WILLIAM BYRD: Fantasia in G –Robert Quinney (1760 Snetzler/Eton College, Oxford, England, UK) OxRecs CD-65

DAN LOCKLAIR: The peace may be exchanged, from Rubrics –Andrew Scanlon (1990 Walcker) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 11, 1996

JOSEPH JONGEN: Toccata, Opus 104 –Helena Dershavina, organ. JEAN LANGLAIS: Prélude Modal –Ryan Albashian, organ. WEBER: Scherzo. OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Out burst of Joy, from L’AscensionPaul Weber (1995 Brombaugh/Memorial Chapel, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI) Lawrence CD-1001

HEALEY WILLAN: Gelobet sei Gott. GRAYSTON IVES: Intrada –Clive Driskill-Smith (1886 Hill; 1996 Mander/Eton College Chapel, Eton, England, UK) OxRecs CD-65

HERBERT HOWELLS: Psalm-Prelude, De profundis clamavi, Set 2, number 1. LOUIS VIERNE: Final, from Symphony Number 1 –Sean O’Neal (1962 Reuter/Central Presbyterian, Denver, CO) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 28, 1998

Both astonishment and relief should accompany your audition of these gifted and imaginative young organ ‘pros’.

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