The Organ Loft Collection

            
     Église Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, Trois-Pistoles, Québec      St. Anthony of Padua Church Organ, New Bedford, MA
      Casavant, Op. 230, 1905; Guilbault-Thérien, 1991             Casavant, Op. 489, 1912  High Quality mp3PRO here

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E. Power Biggs,
Organist

The Art of the Organ

$20.00 / 2 CD set

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Includes 12 photos of most of the organs played

The most requested for transfer to CD of all the Biggs recordings.  The famous 2 LP set of E. Power Biggs first and best sonic documentation of organs in England, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.  Meticulously transferred from "6 eye" issue Columbia LP's.  The two CD set includes organ music of Purcell, Sweelink, Pachelbel, Buxtehude and Bach.  E Mail us at HaydnHouse@comcast.net for a complete listing of  contents including the names of the organs and venues.

 

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E. Power Biggs, Organist
 
Arp Schnitger Organs
 

BACH AT ZWOLLE
Prelude and Fugue in D Major (“The Great”); Prelude and Fugue in C Minor (“Arnstadt”) 
Prelude and Fugue in E Flat Major (“St. Anne”)

MOZART AT HAARLEM
Fantasia in F Minor, K. 608; Fantasia in F Minor, K. 594
Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546; Adagio for a Glass Harmonica, K. 356
Andante with Variations, K. 616; Prelude on the Ave Verum, K. 580a

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Two popular Biggs LP's on one CD.  The Zwolle recording comes our way from a prime Columbia "6 eye" stereo LP!  The Haarlem recording is from a mint gray "2 eye" LP release.  Classic recordings of two ultra famous Dutch pipe organs.  
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E. Power Biggs, Organist
Flentrop Organ, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University

PAUL HINDEMITH: The Three Organ Sonatas

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Having enjoyed a long history within the HH Collection, this recording is truly unique with superb playing and very good sound.  This CD release was re-mastered from a borrowed mint condition Columbia "6 eye" stereo pressing made available especially for transfer. This is a "must have" for all Biggs enthusiasts.   High Quality MP3 PRO sample here  

  

   

E. Power Biggs, Organist
Zalzburg Mozarteum Orch.
Bernhard Paumgartner, Conductor

MOZART ORGAN TOUR
17 Festival Sonatas for Organ and Orchestra
Fantasia in F Minor, K. 594 - Fantasia in F Minor, K. 608
Andante with Variations,  K. 616 - Fugue in G Minor, K. 375
Adagio (Prelude on the Ave Verum) K. 580
Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546
Adagio (for Glass Harmonica), K. 356

Bells and short organ excerpts from other "Mozart Organ" Churches

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Includes some photos of most of the organs played


Even more rare Biggs recordings!  Taken from a Columbia "6 eye" 3 LP set which highlights another early E. Power Biggs organ tour. The 17 Organ Sonatas were recorded in the Salzburg Cathedral where they were originally performed by Mozart. The organ works were recorded in churches and cathedrals visited by Mozart during his lifetime.  This set was issued in 1955 to celebrate the 200th anniversary year of the composer's birth.  2006 is the 250th year.  

 

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E. Power Biggs, Organist
Columbia Chamber Orch.
Maurice, Peress, Conductor

RHEINBERGER:
Concerto in F Major for Organ, String Orchestra 
       and 3 Horns, Op. 137
Concerto in G Minor for Organ, String Orchestra, 
       2 Trumpets, 2 Horns and Timpani, Op. 177

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One of the more rare of the Biggs recordings!  Biggs plays the 1958
Möller Organ at St. George Episcopal Church in New York in energetic performances of two Rheinberger Organ Concertos.  Peress and his orchestra back up with incisive playing. Taken from a mint Columbia LP. Highly recommended.    
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Rolande Falcinelli,
Marcel Dupré,
Organists

ORGAN RECITAL AT SAINT-SULPICE, PARIS
WIDOR: Symphonie Romane
DUPRÉ: Improvisation on a Theme of Rolande Falcinelli

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Recorded the famous Cavaillé-Coll Organ at St. Sulpice in Paris in 1971, Rolande Falcinelli plays the 4 movement Widor Symphony and Dupré plays his own improvisation. A Must!  A best seller! 
 

 

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E. Power BiggsOrganist 
Richard Burgin,
Conductor
Columbia Chamber Orchestra

Recorded in
Symphony Hall, Boston

1949 Aeolian-Skinner Organ



MUSIC OF JUBILEE - JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29; 
Chorale Prelude: In Dulci Jubilo
Chorale Prelude: Rejoice, Beloved Christians
Concerto and Chorale “Alleluia” - Cantata No. 142
Chorale: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - Cantata No. 147
Chorale Prelude: Fantasia on “In Dulci Jubilo”
Chorale: Now Christ Doth End in Triumph - Christmas Oratorio
Duet: My Spirit be Joyful - Easter Cantata No. 146
Sheep May Safely Graze - Birthday Cantata No. 208
Chorale: Now Thank We All Our God - Cantata No. 79
Sonata to Cantata No. 182
Chorale: Awake Thou Wintry Earth - Cantata No. 129
ORGAN WORKS - from Bach's Royal Instrument LP Vol.  3
Fugue in G Minor (“Little”)
Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor
Fugue in C Major (“Fanfare”)
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor 

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This release has been long in coming as finding a decent LP was a monumental task. When this was released in the early 1950's it was a best seller. We were able to secure a Columbia "6 eye" pressing in mint condition in order to bring forth this recording on CD in the best possible sound. The Bach organ works were taken form a similar quality LP. Solo Trumpets: Roger Voisin and Marcel LaFosse; Solo Flutes: Philip Kaplan and Lois Schaefer; Solo Violin: Alfred Krips, all musicians of the Boston Symphony. 

 

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  Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

E. Power Biggs, Organist

BACH FESTIVAL

$12.00 per CD

 

with:
Trumpets: 
    Roger Voisin, Armando Ghitalla 
    and Marcel LaFosse
Trombones: 
    Jacob Raichman, Josef Orosz
Bassoon:
    Ernst Panenka
Timpani: 
    Roman Szulc
Concerted Chorales
conducted by Rosario Mazzeo

Recorded in
Symphony Hall, Boston and
German Museum, Cambridge

 

1 Now Thank We All Our God (Johann Crüger, 1648)
      Chorale from Cantata No. 79, Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn’ und Schild
2 Good News From Heaven: 3 versions: 
       Martin Luther, Val Schumann Gesangbuch, 1539
       Chorale Prelude for Organ from Miscellaneous Preludes
       Chorale from “Christmas Oratorio"
3 Sleepers Awake: 2 versions: 
        Philipp Nicolai, 1599; Ludwig Krebs: Chorale prelude for Trumpet and Organ
        (Roger Voisin, solo trumpet) 
4 How Brightly Shines the Morning Star: 2 versions:
        Bach: Chorale for Brass Quartet; Philipp Nicolai, 1599 
5 Two Chorale Preludes from “Anna Magdalena Notebook” (Brass Quartet)
        Deal with Me, Father, As Thou Willest; To Thee, Jehovah, Do We Sing

6 Three Wedding Chorales: 
        What God Hath Done Is Rightly Done (Nürnberg Gesangbuch, 1690)
        Now Therefore Bless the Lord of All (Wittenberg, 1524)
        Now Thank We All Our God (Johann Crüger, 1648)
7 Bach: Three Concerted Chorales: 
       To Thee Alone Be Glory (Wittenberg, 1591)
       Praise the Lord, Thee Almighty (Stralsung Gesangbuch, 1665)
       Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow (Louis Bourgeois, Genevan Psalter, 1551)
8 Gottfried August Homilius: When Adam Fell (Jos. Klug. Gesangbuch, 1535)
        (Roger Voisin, solo trumpet) 
9 Bach: Five Chorales for Brass Quartet
        Deck Thyself, O Soul, with Gladness (Johann Crüger, 1649)
        My Heart Is Ever Yearning (Hans Leo Hassler, 1601)
        All Glory, Laud and Honor (Melchior Teschner, 1613)
       What God Doth, That Alone Is Right (Nürnberg Gesangbuch, 1690)
       Now All the Woods Are Sleeping (Heinrich Isaak, Georg Fosters Liedersammlung, 1539) 
10 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God: 2 versions - (Martin Luther; Jos. Klug. Gesangbuch, 1535)
11 Bach/Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor, BWV 593

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E. Power Biggs, Organist

Historic Organs of France
Buxtehude at Lüneburg

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Two more popular Biggs LP's on one CD!   The French organs music is played on two Silberman organs; at the Abbey Churches of Marmoutier and Ebersmunster.  The Buxtehude was recorded on the 1550 "Böhm Organ" at the Johanneskirche in Lüneburg, Germany.  The sound of the closely miked positiv stop has been vastly improved and better balanced with the rest of this magnificent instrument.  E Mail us at haydnhouse@comcast.net for contents.  Superb transfers from mint LP's.    

 

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E. Power Biggs, Organist

Historic Organs of Italy 
Historic Organs of Spain

$12.00 per CD

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Both popular LP's on one CD!   Some of the unusual pipe organ sounds  ever recorded. E Mail us at haydnhouse@comcast.net for contents.  Masterfully transferred from mint LP's  
 

 

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Maurice Duruflé and
Marie- Madeleine*
Duruflé-Chevalier
Organists

Casavant Organ (1957)
St. Joseph's Church
New Bedford, Massachusetts,
USA

  

JS BACH:  Prelude and Fugue in D Major*
COUPERIN: Récit de Tierce en Taille
CLÉREAMBAULT: Récit de Nasard
BUXTHUDE: Fugue in C Major
BRAHMS: Two Chorale Preludes
    Oh, que vous êtes heureux, vous qui êtes pieux 
    Ardement J'aspire à une fin heureuse
FRANCK: Chorale Nº 3 in A Minor
TOURNEMIRE: Fantaisie on Ave Maris Stella
DURUFLÉ: Prelude in E Flat Major
DURUFLÉ: Prelude and Fugue on the Name ALAIN*
DAQUIN: Le Coucou*
DUPRÉ: Première Esquisse, Op. 41 (1945)*
DUPRÉ: Variations sur un vieux Noël*

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Recorded "live" in concert on December 7, 1971 at St. Joseph's Church, New Bedford, Massachusetts, The Duruflé's give us exciting performances of mostly French organ repertoire.  This comes to you highly recommended.  This one of our own recordings. 
 

 

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Daniel Chorzempa,
Organist
Deutsche Bachsolisten
Helmut Winschermann, Cond.

THE  HAYDN ORGANS IN EISENSTADT
HAYDN: The Three Organ Concertos 
ALBRECHTSBERGER:
Organ Concerto in B-flat Major

Franziskanerkirche Organ (1750); Spital der Bamherzigen Brüder (1750-70); 
Bergkirche Organ (1797)

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Beautifully played, recorded and transferred from never-played-condition LPs.  The sound is spacious, fully representing the three Eisenstadt churches in which these concertos were recorded. The Bergkirche in Eisenstadt is were Haydn is buried.  
  

 

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E. Power Biggs, Organist

HINDEMITH: Concerto for Organ & Chamber Orchestra Nº 7, Op. 46 Nº 2 
Columbia Chamber Orchestra, Richard Burgin, Conductor

Recorded At Symphony Hall Boston, Aolian Skinner Organ (1949)
RHEINBERGER: Sonata Nº 7 in F Minor for Organ 
Recorded at the Deutsches Museum, Munich Germany

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CD Transfer from one of the rarer Biggs recordings.  This release truly deserves your attention.  

 

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Albert Russell, Organist 
playing  two
Aeolian Skinner Organs 

Organ at Philharmonic Hall (Avery Fischer), Lincoln Center, New York City
MARCEL DUPRÉ  Preludio, Deuxième Symphonie
DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE  Prelude and Fugue in D Major
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  Kyrie, God Celestial Fire
JEAN LANGLAIS  Ave Maria, Ave Maris Stella
Organ at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Hartford, Connecticut - USA
HEALY WILLAN  Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue
GEORG FRIEDERICH HANDEL  Suite in G Minor 
 

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Two Aeolian Skinner Organs played superbly.
  1 Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Hartford, Connecticut, USA 
  2
Organ at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City - Now Avery Fisher Hall
This organ - is now at the former Crystal Cathedral in California
 

 

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Catharine Crozier  
playing the Aeolian Skinner
Organ at the Auditorium of the Reorganized Church of 
Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, Independence, Missouri

MARCEL DUPRÉ  Prelude and Fugue in G Minor
JOSÉ LIDON  Sonata de 1º tone
HERMAN BERLINSKI  The Burning Bush
LEO SOWERBY  Toccata and Fantasy on Flute Stops
LOUIS COUPERIN  Chaconne in G Minor
LOUIS CLAUDE DAQUIN  Noël Étrange
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL  Concerto in F Major, Op. 4, Nº 5
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  Sonata Nº 5 in C Major

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America's "GRANDE DAME" of the pipe organ,  playing music both familiar and unfamiliar with virtuosity and zest.   The transfer is from a never played condition stereo tape.  Superb in every way. 
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Maurice Duruflé and
Marie- Madeleine
Duruflé-Chevalier
Organists
Aeolian Skinner Organ 
at Christ Church
Cathedral, 
St. Louis, MO

Marie-Madeleine Duruflé-Chevalier plays:
     DURUFLÉ: Prelude, Adagio and Chorale 
     with Variations on "Veni Creator" 
     CLÉRAMBAULT: Caprice sur les grans jeux
     CLÉRAMBAULT: Basse et dessus de trompette
Maurice Duruflé plays:
     DURUFLÉ: Prelude in E flat Minor
     TOURNEMIRE: Improvisation on the "Te Deum"
     TOURNEMIRE: Petite Rhapsodie
     MESSIAËN: Le Banquet céleste

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Superb in every way and beautifully recorded and transferred bringing us
the Duruflé's at their very best.  
 

 

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Evgenia Lisicina, Organist
Riga Cathedral, Latvia

Organ: Walcher Organ (1884)

Vivaldi / J.S. Bach: Concerto Nº 3 for Organ in D Minor 
Klement Slavicky: Fresco Nº 3 for Organ (1957)
Max Reger: Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor
Johann Nepomuk David: Small Fantasia in G 

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Superb in every way, and taken from a new condition, German pressing, Melodya stereo LP.   This Walcher Organ is the "sister" instrument to the the Methuen Massachusetts instrument which can be heard as played by E. Power Biggs.    Walcher was the famous 19th century German organ builder who often sought advice of Franz Liszt.  All music here is fascinating and in spacious acoustics with very good sound.  
 

 

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Paul Bernard, Organist

ALTPOLNISCHE ORGEL MUSIK
   Orgeltabulaturen 1500-1650 played on famous Organs
     of Poland.  

       St. Johannis, Kazimierz (Orgel 1620)
       St. Marien, Torun  (Weistock 1601)
       Klosterkirche, Pelpin  (Orgel 1676/1720)

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Fascinating recording of historical "Old Polish Organ Music" - superb sound, playing and of high interest by consensus.  The music is unique and delightful. This was also
a stereo demo LP when first issued.  The transfer is a knockout.  Give a listen to the sample.   E Mail us at haydnhouse@comcast.net for contents.   

 

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Donald Williams, Organist
Unitarian Memorial Church
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Hutchings-Votey 1904 / 
Roche Opus 10, 1971

COUPERIN: Chaconne in D Minor
DE GRIGNY: Récit de tierce en taille
BACH: Prelude and Fugue in E Flat "St. Anne"
PACHELBEL: Chorale Partita on "Was Gott tut das ist wohlgetan"
HUGO DISTLER: Chorale Partita on "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland"
HONEGGER: Fugue in C Sharp Minor
WIDOR: Toccata in F Major from Symphony
5

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Our own 1974  STEREO Recording as recorded in "New England's Gothic Church" and Historical Landmark. as built with funds from Henry Huttleston Rogers in 1903. Performances are superb and the sound outstanding. We are proud of this HH archives recording of organ works both familiar and eclectic. Donald Williams was a long time organist and teacher in Ann Arbor, MI.   TT: 67:14

 

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