Frederick Swann's 25 years as Music Director and Organist at Riverside were a high point in the musical life of this prominent church. This second volume highlights his role as director of the choir and is exerpted from services and live performances. Both anthems and hymns for the seasons of Christmas and Passiontide are featured here, and include some thrilling musical episodes. Three CDs at a special price!
Buxtehude's visit with Arp Schnitger in Hamburg in 1687 began an association that lasted for many years and resulted in the building of the four-manual organ at the Cathedral in Lùbeck, as well as modifications to the organ at Saint Marien. Hans Davidsson explores the encounter between Buxtehude and Schnitger using the four-manual organ in Gothenburg, Sweden in this final volume of the complete works of Buxtehude.
On a chilly November evening, the Hopeful Gospel Quartet — Garrison Keillor, Mollie O’Brien and Robin & Linda Williams — traded musical moments with the VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers in a concert at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis. The evening seamlessly blended American folk traditions with choral masterpieces old and new, from “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” to “Now Thank We All Our God.” Garrison Keillor shared his Thanksgiving memories in a hilarious yet poignant monologue. Now available nationally for the first time—from The Gothic Catalog!
This unusual 3-CD set documents a tri-part program of 20th-century music, organized and composed by Robert Bates. It includes many world premier recordings. With interspersed spoken texts and imaginative programming, Bates explores the nature of the world and ourselves, through verbal themes and non-verbal sound paintings. Music by Bates, Ligetti, Pärt, Guillou, Alain, Hampton, Tower, Demessieux and Messaien. This is the most unusual organ recording in our collection, and it is a masterpiece of invention, symbolism and imagination.
Includes 24-page book on the music and organs used, plus a 16-page graphical audience score. The Universe Within: A Journey of the Mind-- A Journey of the Body---Life after Life: A Journey of the Soul. THOSE WANTING FULL DOCUMENTATION SHOULD ORDER THE PHYSICAL CD SET.
The first recording of Georg Böhm's (Boehm, Bohm) complete organ works performed on a large, four-manual organ, similar to the Schnitger organs in Hamburg that inspired his stylistically diverse compositions. Later Boehm became mentor to the young J.S. Bach in Luneburg.This product includes a free YouTube hosted video by the Davidsson Organ and Dance Collaborative. For details on this video and its role in the performance of this CD collection, see the article in the on-line PDF booklet.