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.
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...
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.
First commercial recording of the newly restored Hazel Wright Organ.Few pipe organs in history have received as much attention as the iconic "Hazel," the organ of Christ Cathedral (Garden Grove, CA), formerly the Crystal Cathedral. David Ball's performance takes full advantage of this "King of Instruments'" potential. With more than 17,000 pipes, 300 stops and 300 ranks, Hazel plays from all four corners of the Christ Cathedral building give listener's a "surround sound" experience.See also G-49338 "Hazel Is Back!" with Emma Whitten on the Hazel Wright organ.
Additional copies of Hazel's Story are on the way!Discover all of Hazel's story in this dynamic documentary release in hi-res Blu-ray format! Includes a 49-minute documentary, a live Q&A session with Hazel stakeholders and the restoration team, and Highlight reels of the Year of "Hazel."The Hazel Wright Organ is an icon of the musical world with a unique history. This is her story.