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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2004 Glatter-Götz/Rosales organ in the Walt Disney Concert Hall2004 Glatter-Götz/Rosales organ in the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA]
2004 Glatter-Götz, Rosales organin the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Walt Disney Concert Hall Inaugural

…American organist Frederick Swann plays the first public recital on the unique 109-rank Glatter-Götz-Rosales organ in Los Angeles…and Samuel S. Soria offers a side trip to the nearby Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, too.

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Music played in the program

Part 1


JOSEF RHEINBERGER: Introduction & Passacaglia, from Sonata Number 8 in e, Opus 132

FANNIE DILLON: Woodland Flute Call

CÉSAR FRANCK: Pièce heroïque

Part 2

ERIC DeLAMARTER: You raise the flute to your lips, from Four Eclogues. PAUL DRAYTON: Pavan. PETER HURFORD: Paean –Samuel S. Soria (2003 Dobson/Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA) Delos DE 3343

Part 3

GEORGE C. BAKER: Berceuse-Paraphrase

HEALEY WILLAN: Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue in e-flat

Frederick Swann: 2 Encores: Allegro after Corelli; Trumpet Tune

Filler –FANNIE DILLON (see above)


This instrument was a collaborative project, with tonal-design by Manuel Rosales and mechanical design by Caspar von Glatter-Götz and the German firm of Orgelbau Glatter-Götz. The organ’s façade, and the hall in which it stands, was designed by Frank Gehry, a dramatic array of pipes both memorable and fully functional. Pipedreams Archive recorded September 30, 2004. Check the Los Angeles Philharmonic website for information about the ongoing Disney Hall Organ Series and read our story about Concert Hall Organs.


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