Frederick Swann in Hawaii, vol. 2
with Nyle Hallman, Harpist
Central Union Church, Honolulu
In this second recording made in Hawaii, Frederick Swann is joined by harpist Nyle Hallman, who also is the Organist and Assistant Director of the Choirs at Central Union Church. The 68-rank organ at the church contains pipework from the original 1924 E. M. Skinner and the 1966 Aeolian-Skinner organ. In 1995, Austin Organs reworked the instrument, added ranks and building a new console.
As always, Swann has crafted a program to please, beginning with Bach's great Toccata in D minor.
Toccata & Fugue in D Minor—J.S. Bach
Woodland Flute Call—Fannie Charles Dillon
Fanfare on the Agincourt Song (Deo Gratias)—Swann
A meditation on Brother James' Air—Harold Darke
Toccata on "Leoni"—Seth Bingham
Dialogue—Nicholas de Grigny
March Solennelle—Charles Gounod (harp & organ)
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Op. 37, No. 1—Felix Mendelssohn
Two hymn encores:
Meditation on "Amazing Grace"
Festival Toccata on St. Anne
Lei Aloha, Lei Makamae (harp & organ)—Charles E. King (harp & organ)
Blessed Assurance—Robert Hebble