20 hymns for solo organ arranged and performed by Frederick Swann. Each hymn includes a short introduction, a stanza, an improvisatory and/or modulatory interlude, and a final stanza. "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty", "Amazing grace", "Now thank we all our God", "Fairest Lord Jesus", "How great Thou art", "A mighty fortress is our God", "O God, our help in ages past" and many more...
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Frederick Swann is one of the best-known, and best-loved organists in America. He has been organist of The Riverside Church in New York City and The Crystal Cathedral in California, as well as President of the American Guild of Organists. In this recording he demonstrates the huge Crystal Cathedral organ with four landmark works by Mendelssohn, Bach, Franck and Wright.
July 17, 2019 marked the day Christ Cathedral (formerly the Crystal Cathedral) was dedicated to be the liturgical and artistic center for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. The music for that service is presented here, which includes many original works commissioned for the occasion.