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The Riverside Years - Frederick Swann


 
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FREDERICK SWANN: THE RIVERSIDE YEARS
Frederick Swann, organist
The Riverside Church, New York City

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Frederick Swann was Director of Music and Organist of the Riverside Church in New York for 25 years, prior to assuming a similar position at the Crystal Cathedral in California. (His New York friends reportedly sent him off to the glass cathedral with several cases of Windex).  This CD is a re-mastering of two recordings he made at Riverside in 1978 and 1979. 

The church is monumental in size, with a 395-foot tower and nave which is 215 feet long, 100 feet high (aproximately 9 stories) and a seating capacity of 2500.  For this gargantuan sized room, there are two appropriately sized Aeolian-Skinner organs, which together total 203 ranks and more than 11,000 pipes.

 
Program Notes

PROGRAM


Langlais: Hymne d' Actions de grâces "Te Deum"

Farnam: Toccata on “O Filii et Filiae”

Franck:
     Piece Heroique
     Chorale No. 1 in E major
     Chorale No. 2  in b minor
     Chorale No. 3 in a minor

Karg-Elert: Symphony Chorale “Ach, bleib mit deiner Gnade,” Op. 87, No. 1

Gigout: Grand-Choeur Dialogue

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