David Goode, organ
The neo-Gothic First Congregational Church of Los Angeles is home to the world’s largest church organ. The instrument known as “The Great Organs of First Church“ is, quite simply, one of the wonders of the musical world. Its size is only one aspect of its uniqueness: one must add its spatial distribution around the building, the variety of its components and the tonal balance of the whole---and one could also add the story of its gradual evolution. The new organist of the church, David Goode, puts this instrument through its paces with a highly varied program ranging from Frescobaldi to Gershwin.Improvisation: Fanfare on “FCCLA”Wagner (arr. Lemare): Overture to Die MeistersingerHowells: Master Tallis’s TestamentCopland (arr. Fesperman): PassacagliaBuxtehude: Fantasia on Wie schön leuchtet der Morgensternde Grigny: from Livre d’Orgue:
Récit de tierce en taille
Dialogue sur les Grands JeuxFrescobaldi: from Fiori Musicali:
Toccata avanti il Ricercare
Canzona dopo l’EpistolaPurvis: Greensleeves (from Four Carol Preludes).Bach: Chorale Prelude on Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 682.Thalben-Ball: Elegy.Goode: Concert Fantasy on Themes by Gershwin.