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Virgil Fox Memorial Concert/Various artists (2-CDs!) - Digital Download The Riverside Years - Frederick Swann Frederick Swann in Hawaii
The Riverside Years/Swann
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Frederick Swann in Hawaii, v.1
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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. 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 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. St. Andrew's Cathedral in Honolulu was the idea of King Kamehameha IV, and was completed in 1867.Today, it houseslargest organ in the Pacific. Built in 1961 the Aeolian-Skinner organ (4/73) was enlarged in 1995/96 with 54 digital ranks, bringing the total to 133. America's favorite concert organist, Frederick Swann plays a varied recital which begins with the theme from "Masterpiece Theatre."
Christmas Improvisations - Gerre Hancock Judith Hancock - St. Thomas Church NYC David Higgs at Riverside
Christmas Improvisations/G. Hancock
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Judith Hancock/St. Thomas Church, NYC
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David Higgs at Riverside
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Gerre Hancock was simply one of the most extraordinary improvisers in the organ world  .Although his musical studies have been with Nadia Boulanger, Jean Langlais, Searle Wright, and Marie-Claire Alain, his own style is unique. In this recording he shows off the two distinguished organs of St. Thomas Church in New York City, using musical themes from Christmas carols and plainsong melodies. Judith Hancock has earned an enviable reputation as a performer of Romantic music. In this recording she contrasts the Antiphons of Dupré, first improvised at a vespers service in 1919 at Notre Dame, with the supremely challenging music of Czech composer, Petr Eben. David's Higgs is Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music, and widely admired for both his extraordinary technique, but his ability to communicate to audiences. This unusual program at The Riverside Church includes rarely played works by jazz pianist, George Shearing, David Conte, Alainand William Bolcom, but is anchored by barn-burning favorites by Mendelssohn, and Franck, concluding with a thrilling performance of the Duruflé Suite.
Sounds of Light - Trinity Church, Boston Sound from Heaven/Washington National Cathedral A Centennial Celebration/Washington National Cathedral
Sounds of Light / Choir of Trinity Church, Boston
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A Centennial Celebration/Washington National Cathedral
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A program of classic choral works from the 16th to the 20th century, from Byrd to Tavener, this recording also includes new settings of familiar texts, such as “This little light of mine” and “God so loved the World.” Boston’s Trinity Choir is a critically acclaimed ensemble that has been hailed as “one of North America’s treasures” by Classicstoday.com. This recording brings together a splendid tapestry of music from the Franco-Belgian tradition, including traditional Gregorian chant, monody from the Notre Dame Conductus which flourished in Paris circa 1200, and the medieval "Messe de Tournai." This music is paired with the excerpts from the Pentecost Mass for organ by Olivier Messiaen, the 20th century Roman Catholic mystic; also Messiaen's choral motet, "O Sacrum Convivium," and music from the Cathedral's 53-bell carillon. Music from Organists and Choirmasters at the Washington National Cathedral from 1907 to 2007.
Washington National Cathedral 20th-21st-century Music for Two - Ray and Elizabeth Chenault Music for All Saints
20th-21st Century Organ Music for Two, v.4/Chenaults
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Scott Dettra presents a program of large-organ favorites on this, the final recording of the Washington National Cathedral's Great Organ. World Premiere Recordings!  The Chenaults play newly commissioned works for two in their fourth volume on Gothic. Every work is a world premiere recording on this disc. This recording features the Aeolian-Skinner organs at the Washington National Cathedral, and at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Amarillo, TX. The Choirs of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta present a heavenly foretaste of music for the Feast of All Saints.
American Canticle / Cathedral of St Philip (Atlanta) Adelmann More Chosen Tunes - Susan Jane Matthews Dedication of a Cathedral / Romeri
American Canticle / Cathedral of St Philip (Atlanta) Adelmann
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The two canticles for Anglican Evensong, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, are presented here in diverse settings by American composers including Craig Phillips, Roland Martin, Leo Sowerby, Gerald Near, Howard Helvey and Harold Friedell. Also included are first recordings of Craig Phillips’ Jubilate Deo and Larry King’s A Canticle of Praise. Performed by the choirs of the Cathedral of St. Philip (Atlanta) with brass and percussion from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Dale Adelmann directs; David Fishburn and Patrick Scott are the organists. The former principal organist of Grace Cathedral, Susan Jane Matthews presents her second recording on the landmark Aeolian-Skinner organ of Grace Cathedral. Recorded with DXD technology, Susan Jane Matthews reveals the extraordinary tonal resources of this historic instrument, set in an acoustic with power bass and long reverberation.
The Anglo-American Classic Organ/Dettra Tidings of Comfort & Joy / Choirs of St Philip (Atlanta) Adelmann
Scott Dettra plays a varied program on the Anglo-American Classic organ of Church of the Incarnation (Dallas). Formerly organist of the Washington National Cathedral, Dettra is acclaimed as one of America's leading concert organists.
This recording provides a glimpse of both festive and intimate sounds heard during the season of Christmas at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta. Included are premier recordings by Craig Phillips, Charles Beaudrot, Frank Boles, Stephen Paulus and Howard Helvey. Brass and percussion from the Atlanta Symphony join the choirs.
   
 
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