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Robert Noehren,
Organist

MAX REGER
Introduction, Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme, Op. 73
Toccata and Fugue in A minor, Op. 80
Melodia, Op. 29; Benedictus, Op. 59

$12.00 per CD

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This is the second CD with the superb and sensitive organist, Robert Noehren.  He plays the incredible Frobenius Organ, Domkirke, Århus, Denmark giving us a new aural view of Reger's engaging organ music.  More Robert Noehren  a "few doors down."  
 
 

 

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Marcel Dupré,
Organist
Cavaillé-Coll Organ (1862)
Saint-Sulpice Church, Paris

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Cortège et Litanie; Variations sur un Noël; Carillon; 
 Lamento; Final in G minor; Prelude and Fugue Nº 1; Prelude and Fugue Nº 2;
 Prelude and Fugue Nº 3
   
OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Le Banquet Céleste; Les Bergers

$12.00 per CD

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TT: 78:20 


After being provided with two Mercury FR1 Stereo LPs of Marcel Dupré playing his own organ works and of Messiaen, we rushed to our production studio and began the long task of transferring these very-near-perfect LPs to CD.   Sitting to audition these first run LPs was an "limp-jawed" experience and our well-tuned and adjusted subwoofer gave us the complete full range of this recording of this famous organ.  Recorded in 1959, both albums fit on one CD.  Rough splices were fixed and some of the venue noise was removed without touching the music, all this with present day digital editing.  To hear Dupré's own music on "his" pipe organ is revelatory and these recordings attest to that without any reservations.  A must have CD!   Two more CD's from this series can be found on p. 3.

 

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Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

Robert Noehren,
Organist
Beckerath Organ (1956)
Trinity Lutheran Church
Cleveland, Ohio

THE YOUNG BACH
   Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 535
   Fugue in G major, BWV 576
   Fantasia con Imitazione in B minor, BWV 563
   Fugue in B minor, BWV 579 (on a Theme by Corelli)
   Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 550
   Fugue in C minor, BWV 574 (on a Theme by Legrenzi)
   Fantasia in G major, BWV 571
   Fugue in G major, BWV 577 (Fugue à la Gigue)

$12.00 per CD

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This CD features Johann Sebastian Bach's earlier organ works and played with assurance and "no flash", letting the music speak for itself resulting in religious, musical experience.   The organ is incredible and is the first USA installation by the Rudolph von Beckerath Organ Co of Hamburg, Germany back in 1956.  This recording was made in the early 1960's.    

 

 

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E. Power Biggs,
Organist

Famous Organs of Holland and North Germany
Organ Music of Bach, Sweelink, Tellemann, Buxtehude 
Paumann, Cornet and Koetzier

 $12.00 per CD

STEREO

This CD features some of the very last recordings E. Power Biggs made in Europe.  It was withdrawn not to long after its release and  prime condition LP was provided by one of our customers for the transfer.   This is one of the most requested Biggs releases.  Several German Arp Schnigter organs are played among others.   Email us at HaydnHouse@comcast.net for a complete listing of music performed.      

 

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E. Power Biggs,
Organist
Flentrop Organ
Busch-Reisinger Museum

LOUIS CLAUDE DAQUIN
 Book of Noëls:  Twelve Carols for Organ

 $12.00 per CD

STEREO

The French Noëls  of the mid 1960's of E. Power Biggs and one of the most difficult LPs to find in prime condition.  Thanks to one or customers, we  were able to secure a perfect condition LP for the transfer.   As there is over 56 minutes on the LP, sonics were compressed and some deep bas was sacrificed to fit it all on LP.  Dynamics have restored and well as the lower sonics.  This transfer to CD is a triumph.      

 

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Marcel Dupré
Bernard Gavoty
Organists
Beuchet-Debierre Organ 1957 St. Louis des Invalides, Paris   

1957 DEDICATORY ORGAN CONCERT - St. Louis des Invalides
MARCEL DUPRÉ: Eleven Improvisations on Latin Verses 
LOUIS VIERNE: Marche triomphale pour le centenaire de Napoléon
CÉSAR FRANCK: Prélude, fugue et variations
CLAUDE BALBASTRE: Noël varié, "Joseph est bien marié"

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Brass Ensemble conducted by Louis Frémaux


This rare recorded organ concert and dedication was issued on LP 50 years ago and features Marcel Dupré in Eleven Improvisations for organ on Latin verses chanted  by Maurice Cardinal Feltin, Archbishop of Paris and the Army of France.  Raw editing  has been fixed and made to sound more realistic.  Bernard Gavoty  continues the concert with music of Vierne, Franck and Balbastre.  It is a priceless recording and carefully transferred to CD.  Short opening and closing remarks suitable to the occasion are given by M. l'abbé Thorel.     
   

 

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 Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

Stefano Innocenti
Organist
Antegnati-Serassi Organ in the
Old Brescia Cathedral   

OLD ITALIAN ORGAN MUSIC

$12.00 per CD

STEREO

Composers such as Rossi, Merula, Mayone, Trabaci, et.al are featured on this transfer CD.   The sound is unmistakably clean giving us an authentic aural picture of a famous organ in Italy with 17th century Italian organ music.  Email us at HaydnHouse@comcast.net for a complete listing of music performed.   

 

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E. Power Biggs,
Organist

Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Zoltan Rozsnyai

MENDELSSOHN ORGAN SONATAS Nos 1 and 6
Henry Willis Organ, St. Paul Chathedral, London, England
HAYDN ORGAN CONCERTOS
Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in C Major 
                                       
Mellon /Shuke Organ in the Stadpfarrkirche, Eisenstadt, Austria

$12.00 per CD

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Two popular Biggs recordings on one CD.  Two Mendelssohn played on the famous Willis Organ in St. Paul's is a revelation.  Transferred from a like new condition "6 eye" Columbia LP.  The three Haydn Organ Concertos were recorded on one of the four so-called Haydn Organs in Eisenstadt.   The orchestra is made up of  musicians from Austria and Hungary. A must-have CD.    
  

 

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E. Power Biggs,
Organist

 

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE ORGAN   
  

THE ORGAN    

$20.00 / 2 CD set
STEREO


Includes some photos of most of the organs played

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE ORGAN  
 
One of the more rare of the later Biggs' recordings!  This 2 CD  set features music of Bach, Pepping, Walther, all played on historic Arp Schnitger organs in Holland and Germany, all beautifully transferred to CD's from pristine stereo, 2 LP set.  Photos of organs completes this CD set reissue.  Please email us at HaydnHouse@comcast.net for a complete listing of works,  To complete this 2 CD issue, we added: 
THE ORGAN, one hundred and twenty-five recorded musical illustrations of what an organ is, how it developed, and how it is played. Commentary by E. Power Biggs   
       

 

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E. Power Biggs,
Organist
Boston Music Hall Organ Walcher 1857 at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen Massachusetts
Aoelian-Skinner (1948)

JULIUS REUBKE
Sonata in C minor for Organ on the 94th Psalm
 FRANZ LISZT
Fantasia and Fugue on B.A.C.H.
Gloria and Credo from an Organ Mass

 $12.00 per CD  

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Long awaited after many requests for us to release this great Biggs  recording of the early 1950's.  This CD features  E. Power Biggs in music not readily associated with him.   Being quite familiar with this instrument - we recorded it several times over the years - the sound of this Biggs recording is very good and, above all, honest.  Give a listen to the mp3 sample.    
 
  

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Pierre Froidebise,
Organist

1725 F. C. Schnitger Organ at Church of St. Laurent, Alkmaar, The Netherlands 
 

FRENCH ORGAN MASTERPIECES OF THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES
CHARLES PIROYE: Dialogue
LOUIS MARCHAND: Dialogue sur les grands jeux; Récit et plein jeu en ré
  Récit et plein jeu en ré
FRANÇOIS COUPERIN: Récit de tierce en taille
LOUIS COUPERIN: Chaconne en ré; Chaconne en sol
LOUIS-NICOLAS CLÉRAMBAULT: Plein jeu, duo et récit de nazard du deuxième ton; Plein jeu, duo et fugue du premier ton
NICOLAS DE GRIGNY: Récit du Pange Lingua en taille

$12.00 per CD

STEREO

As most of the French church organs of the 17th and 18th centuries were replaced by a plethora of 19th century Cavaillé-Coll instruments, it would be seem that a decent, authentic, baroque organ sound would hard to find in France.  Certainly this was the case when this recording was made in Holland in the late 1950's. What we have here is unique music masterfully played on one of the best: the 1725 F. C. Schnitger Organ at Church of St. Laurent, Alkmaar, Holland.   
    

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E. Power Biggs,
Organist

1958 Möller Organ,
St. George's Church,
New York City
 

A FESTIVAL OF FRENCH ORGAN MUSIC
WIDOR: Toccata in F Major from Fifth Organ Symphony
SAINT-SAËNS: Fantasia in E Flat Major
FRANCK: Pièce Heroïque
GIGOUT: Scherzo in E Major
VIERNE: Finale from First Organ Symphony
ALAIN: Litanies
DUPRÉ: Variations on a Noël

$12.00 per CD

STEREO

Long awaited after many requests for us to release this great Biggs stereo recording of the early 1960's.  All works are played with the typical flair and enthusiasm present throughout  the E. Power Biggs recorded legacy.  The sound is spectacular with a wide stereo image from left, center and right.  The bass is solid and present in a great transfer to CD.   Give a listen to the mp3 sample.    
This is a best seller.  

 

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Herbert Tachezi,
Organist

The Great Festival Organ,
Klosterneuburg, Austria

JOHANN CASPAR FERDINAND FISCHER (1700?-1746)
Prelude and Fugue in C major
JOHANN JAKOB FROBERGER (1616-1667)
Ricercare in G minor; Capriccio in G major 
JOHANN KASPAR KERLL (1627-1693) 
Canzona in D minor 
JOHANN PACHELBEL (1653-1706) 
Toccata in E minor
Chorale Prelude: “Nun kumm der heiden Heiland”
Chorale Prelude: “Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist”
Fugue in C major
JOHANN SPETH (1664- ca. 1720)
Toccata quinta, or a fifth musical field of flowers (in C major)
FRANZ XAVER ANTON MURSCHHAUSER (1663-1738)
Praeambulum, Fugae, Finale tertii toni (in A minor)
GEORG MUFFAT (1653-1704)
Nova Cyclopeas Harmonica: Aria in C major

$12.00 per CD

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The Great Festival Organ, certainly great in size at the time it was built ending 1642 is a spectacular example of how perfect organ building was 350+ years ago.  What is more unique here is that this instrument is in its original state and used many pipes from previous instruments.  It is the oldest large pipe in the world with three keyboards.   It is a study in sound of another great pipe organ.  An un-played condition LP was the source for a beautiful transfer to CD which includes many old and unknown works composed near the time this organ was built.   
   

 

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Robert Owen,
Organist

The Gress-Miles Organ,
Christ Church, Bronxville, NY
 

THE POWER OF THE ORGAN
BACH: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
LISZT: Prelude and Fugue on B.A.C.H.
WIDOR: Toccata in F Major from “Symphony No. 5”
REGER: Benedictus
ALAIN: Litanies

$12.00 per CD

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As part of RCA's "The Power of" Living Stereo LP series came this recording with organist, Robert Owen, giving us an incredible display of his talent at the Christ Church Organ in Bronxville, New York.  Recordings of Robert Owen are "off the map" these days and we are thrilled to bring you this CD transfer of his work.

 

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Micheline Lagache,
Organist
Brass and Percussion Ensemble, Ensemble Choral Contrepoint" 
Orchestre Lyrique
Jean Gabriel Gaussens, Conductor

HOMAGE À LOUIS VIERNE
Marche Triomphale; Toccata sur le Rhin; Messe Solennelle

SAINT-SAËNS
Messe de Requiem

$12.00 per CD

STEREO

Two stereo LP's on one CD.  Recorded in St. Merry Church, Paris. Unique and rare.  The Requiem Mass is a "must have" too.  

 

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E. Power Biggs,
Organist
Brass and Percussion Ensemble
Maurice Peress, Conductor

1958 Möller Organ,
St. George's Church,
New York City

MUSIC FOR ORGAN BRASS AND PERCUSSION
GIGOUT: Grand Chorus and Dialogue
DUPRÉ: Heroic Poem
CAMPRA: Rigaudon
WIDOR: Lord, Save Thy People
R. STRAUSS: Processional Entry
PURCELL: Antiphonal Voluntary
KARG-ELERT: Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals
CLARKE: Trumpet Voluntary
KARG-ELERT: Triumphal March

$12.00 per CD  

STEREO

This E. Power Biggs recording was done in St. George's Church in New York City and has all that enthusiasm expected with any Biggs release.   The brass and percussion gives us another point of view with thrilling aural effects.   

 

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Roger Fisher,
Organist 

 


Thomas Murray,
Organist 

The Organ at Chester Cathedral
HUBERT PARRY: Fantasia and Fugue in G Major
HERBERT HOWELLS: Fugue, Chorale and Epilogue
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Fantaisie in E-Flat Major
JULES ROGER-DUCASSE: Pastorale
HENRI MULET: Carillon Sortie in D Major “Tu es Petrus”

 
The Organ at St. Dominic's Priory, London
ROBERT SCHUMANN: Four Sketches, Op. 58
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in F Major, Op. 65, No. 1

$12.00 per CD  

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This turned out to be one of the more enjoyable organ CD's we released. Much of it contains unknown works worthy of much more exposure.  Both organists have full command here and the sound of these great organs in a large acoustical settings only adds to a truly pleasurable experience.  TT: 76:50  

 

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E. Power Biggs,
Organist

BACH: TOCCATA IN D MINOR - Played on 14 European Organs

$12.00 per CD

MONO


Weingarten Monastery
Organ Built in 1737. 

This is one of the most fascinating organ recordings ever produced.   Each historical organ is well chosen by Biggs, many of which have been altered, redesigned since this recording and the sound is quite up to date even though in mid 50's mono.  This CD release is a companion to the release below, "The Art of the Organ."  E. Power Biggs recorded the ever popular Bach Toccata in D Minor on 14 famous European organs while on tour in the early-mid 1950's with Columbia engineers.  Organs are in Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Holland, and England.  Meticulously transferred to CD from a seldom played, Columbia "6 eye" pressing.  The final version includes both Toccata and Fugue. Email us for a complete listing of the organs played on this CD release at  HaydnHouse@comcast.net   
  

 

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E. Power Biggs,
Organist
 

THE ORGAN IN AMERICA 
    featuring Colonial Music and Organs in America
    and Ives: "Variations on America"

E. POWER BIGGS RECITAL
Westminster Suite - English Music for Organ 
and music of Wesley, Mozart, Couperin, Milhaud and Mulet

$12.00 per CD

STEREO/MONO

Two more popular Biggs LP's on one CD.  The Organ in America recording  comes our way from a prime Columbia "6 eye" stereo featuring early Organs of colonial America. The E. Power Biggs Recital recording is from a mint "6 eye" mono LP release featuring the 1949 Aeolian-Skinner Symphony Hall, Boston Organ and the 1938 Aeolian-Skinner Organ in St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University in New York City.  Email us for a complete listing of the music on this CD release at  HaydnHouse@comcast.net    TT: 76 minutes. 
      

 

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Donald Enos,
Organist
Snetzler Organ, 1762 
in the "Captain's Church"
 
Dennis, MA (Cape Cod)

Music of Billings, Boyce, Handel, Stanley, Thorley
Heron, Nielsen, Sweelink, Soler, Carbezon, and Carvalho

$12.00 per CD

STEREO


Pictures, stop listing and a short
history are  included.

Our own digital master stereo recording of the oldest -original state-  pipe organ in the United States still in regular use for Sunday worship service.  This instrument shipped from England to Cape Cod in 1854, is in use in the  "Captain's Church" (South Dennis, Massachusetts Congregational Church).  Using the mid-side (M-S) digital stereo recording technique, we were able to capture this unique instrument playing in the small church acoustics in honest stereo sound.  Donald Enos, plays with sensitivity and good taste.  This 2003 recording is the only one ever made of this historic instrument.  Superb sound, vital programming.  E Mail us at HaydnHouse@comcast.net for contents.   

 

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