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

BACH ORGAN FAVORITES - The Forgotten Tracks
Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, (“Cathedral”), BWV 533
Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, (“Fiddle”), BWV 539
Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, (“The Great”), BWV 546
Chorale Prelude: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (Deck thyself, my soul, in gladness), BWV 654
Chorale Prelude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Now come, Savior of All the Gentiles), BWV 659
Chorale Prelude: Jesu, meine Zuversicht (Jesus, My Sure Defense), BWV 728
Chorale Prelude Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (Beloved Jesus, We are Here), BWV 731
Concerto in G Major after Duke Johann Ernst, BWV 592
Schübler Chorale: Wo soll ich fliehen hin (O Whither Shall I Flee), BWV 646
Schübler Chorale: Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee), BWV 647
Schübler Chorale: Meine Seele erhebet den Herren (My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord), BWV 648
Schübler Chorale: Ach bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ (Lord Jesus Christ, With Us Abide), BWV 649 
Organ Concerto in A Minor, after Vivaldi, BWV 593

$12.00 per CD

 STEREO  

Thanks to an avid organ music collector who has kept his LP's in mint condition, another valued Biggs CD is possible.  All the forgotten tracks from the 6 volume LPs of Bach Organ Favorites are all transferred to this CD, plugging the gaps of this great Biggs series of Bach's Organ works.  E. Power Biggs plays  the Flentrop Organ at the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts.  
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Georges Robert,
Organist
Saint-Merry Church, Paris

Organ: Clicquot, 1781 /
Cavaillé-Coll, 1857 / 
Gonzalez, 1947

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN (1668-1733)
Messe propre pour les couvents de religieux & religieuses
LOUIS COUPERIN (c. 1626-1661)
Allemande in G Minor; Sarabande in D Minor; Chaconne in G Minor

$12.00 per CD

 STEREO 

The gallery pipe organ at Saint-Merry Church in Paris is quite unique within the list of the more famous ones of the city's churches.  It was never replaced since the mid 17th century but only improved in terms of console action and the addition of  8th and 19th century pipes leaving nearly all the earliest pipe work alone.  Listening to organ music of Couperin "Le Grand" and his older uncle, Louis on this earliest part of this organ is a unique experience.  Give a listen to the familiar Chaconne by Louis Couperin.  
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Flentrop Organ (Biggs) 
Hess Cabinet Organ (Pinkham)

SOLER (1729 - 1783)
Six Double Concertos for Two Organs
E. Power Biggs, Daniel Pinkham, Organists
SWEELINK (1562 - 1621)
Variations on Six Popular Songs
E. Power Biggs, Organist

$12.00 per CD

 STEREO 

Thanks to an avid organ music collector who has kept his LP's in mint condition, we can offer you two LPs on one CD of  E. Power Biggs. Daniel  Pinkham was the long-time organist at the historic King's Chapel in Boston and gave very popular lectures and concerts there and throughout New England and pairs up here with Mr. Biggs playing a rare 18th century cabinet organ.  Sweelink's Variations, due to its very limited availability on LP when released, is a wonderful addition. It is also beautifully played and recorded.  Both were recorded with E. Power Biggs on the Flentrop Organ at the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts.  High Quality MP3 Sample here      

 

Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

E. Power Biggs,
Organist

ORGAN MUSIC OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
Partite sopra la aria della folia de Espagna (Pasquini);Die nobis Maria (Corbezon);
Toccata in D Minor ( Seixas); Fantasia in D Minor (Carreira);
Toccata in D Minor (Frei Jacinto); Fantasia primi toni (Tomas de Santa Maria);
Paso en do major (Narcis Casanovas); La Romanesca con cinque mutanze (Valente);
Allegro in D Major (Carvalho); Verse de 8 toni per do-sol-re (da Cruz);
Tiento lleno por B cuadrado (Cabanilles);
Toccata in C Major - Allegro - Adagio - Minuete (Seixas);
ThreeToccatas: G Minor - C Major - F Minor (Seixas)

 

$12.00 per CD

 MONO  

  

This is one of the rarer E. Power Biggs recordings of the mid 1950's of 16th and 17th century Spanish and Portuguese Organ Music. The pipe organs recorded are those in the  Toledo Cathedral, Spain, Cathedral of El Pilar, Zaragoza, Spain, University of Coimbra, Portugal, National Monument of Mafra, Portugal, Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain, Cathedral of La Seo, Zaragoza, Spain, Church of the Incarnation, Lisbon, Portugal.  Please do not confuse this release with the History Organs of Sapin which was recorded a decade later.  The sound is superb and full bodied.
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Pierre Cochereau,
Organist at Notre Dame with
Maurice André, Trumpet
Brass & Timpani Ensemble
Dir: Armand Birbaum

Christopher Herrick,
Organist at Westminster Abbey

CEREMONIAL MUSIC AT NOTRE DAME AND WESTMINSTER ABBEY
  JEAN-JOSEPH MOURET: Sinfonies de Fanfares
  MICHEL-RICHARD DE LALANDE: Musiques Royales: Trois Suites de Sinfonies
  JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY Marche Royale
 
ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Grand Triumphal Chorus
  SIR WALTER ALCOCK: Marche Imperiale
  EDWIN HENRY LEMARE: Marche Moderne
  SIGFRIED KARG-ELERT: Marche Triumphale 
  SIR ALFRED HERBERT BREWER: Marche Heroique
  JOHN IRELAND: Alla Marcia
  LEON BOELLMANN: Finale (from Second Organ Suite)
  SIR WILLIAM WALTON: Marches (Three Pieces for Organ)

$12.00 per CD

 STEREO 

When Pierre Cochereau and Brass plus timpani combined to play music at Notre Dame in Paris, a hair-raising musical experience took place. The first half of this unique CD release does just that.  Christopher Herrick gives us much of the same less additional musicians, but the ceremony effect does not diminish at all.  Listen to the High Quality MP3 Sample here       

 

E. Power Biggs,
Organist
Symphony Hall, Boston
 
1949 Aeolian-Skinner Organ

BACH'S ROYAL INSTRUMENT (complete)
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564 
Six Chorale Preludes (“Schubler”) BWV 645 - 650 
Trio Sonata No. 1 in E Flat Major; Trio Sonata No. 2 in C Minor
Prelude and Fugue in G Major (“The Great”); Prelude and Fugue in B Minor (“The Great”)
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565; Bach/Vivaldi: Concerto in D Minor, BWV 596
Fugue in C Major (“Fanfare”), BWV 531; Fugue in G Minor (“Little”), BWV 578
Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 

$20.00 / 2 CD set

MONO


The first LP releases were in three volumes.  We have gathered them all from clean "6 eye" Columbia LPs, the best pressings of these early 1950's  E. Power Biggs, Bach recordings.  All this is from a generous customer who lent us these wonderful recordings, now to be shared with all our Biggs enthusiasts/customers and all newly transferred to CD.  
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Rolande Falcinelli,
Organist
Aristide Cavaillé-Coll Organ 
at Marcel Dupré’s Home
in Meudon, France

MARCEL DUPRÉ  (Volume 2) 
Nymphéas op. 54 (1959)
Scherzo op. 16 (1919)
Angélus op. 34 No. 1 (1936)
Deux Esquisses op. 41 (1945)  E minor and  B flat minor 

 $12.00 per CD

STEREO

A Cavaillé-Coll organ was built for the home of Marcel Dupré's father near the turn of the 20th century in Meudon located just west of Paris.  Rolande Falcinelli plays while Dupré looks on during this fascinating 1968 recording.  It gives us the inside look and sound of Dupré's private home pipe organ played by his favorite pupil. All is played with virtuosity and zest with intimate acoustics.    
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Jørgen Ernst Hansen,
Organist
Frobenius Organ
St. Andreas Church, Copenhagen

CARL NIELSEN - Music for Organ
Commotio, Op. 58
20 Preludes for Organ, Op. 51

$12.00 per CD

STEREO


Eclectic, unique, reverent, are a few adjectives of which can be thought about this organ music.  The soloist and the instrument are both perfect for this music.  The 20 preludes are revelatory in their purpose.  This an exceptional release and a "must have" for any organist who wants to expand repertoire. 

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E. Power Biggs, Organist
1714 Silbermann Organ
Freiberg Cathedral

JOHANN GOTTFRIED WALTHER (1684 – 1748)
Six Concertos for Organ, After Italian Masters

$12.00 per CD

STEREO


One of the last recordings made by E. Power Biggs on the majestic Silbermann Organ in the Mariendom, Freiberg Germany.  Both organ and church acoustics are in perfect match with plenty of detail, all in wonderful sound.  The Italian Masters treated here by Walther are Vivaldi, Albinoni, Torelli, Gentili and Taglietti whose influence on German composers was considerable during the 18th century.  Walther, being Bach's contemporary and close friend, is worthy of much more listening these days as both composers shared mutual musical inspiration.   
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Feika Asma, Organist
C.Vatter/J.C. Müller Organ (1726) 
The Old Church (Oude Kerk) 
Amsterdam

CÉSAR-AUGUSTE FRANCK 
Pièce Héroïque
Chorale Nº 1 in E major
Chorale Nº 2 in B minor
Chorale Nº 1 in A minor

$12.00 per CD

MONO


To listen to Franck Organ Music on one of the most famous Dutch organs as recorded in the early 1950's is truly something extraordinary.  The performances are deliberate and reverent as Fieka Asma brings to us the more familiar Franck organ works.  We've issued this old recording as the result of many requests.   
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Alexander Schreiner, Organist ->
Aeolian-Skinner Organ, (1948)
Mormon Tabernacle
Salt Lake City, Utah

Edward P. Kimball, Organist ->
Austin Organ (1915)
Mormon Tabernacle
Salt Lake City, Utah

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
    Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
    Toccata in F Major, BWV 540
    Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
SPECIAL HISTORICAL ADDITION
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN: The Lost Chord
Recorded in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City June 10, 1927
SCHUBERT: Great Is Jehovah

Jesse Williams, soprano / The Mormon Tabernacle Choir with organ and piano
Recorded in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City June 10, 1927

$12.00 per CD

MONO


This release features Alexander Schreiner, long-time organist at the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.  The performances are big a rich but not labored.  The additional recordings are historical and are taken from an RCA Victor 78 rpm disc recorded over 80 years ago.  It is the 1915 Austin Organ here which was replaced in 1948 by an Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ of massive proportions.  All has been carefully transferred to CD.   
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E. Power Biggs, Organist
Symphony Hall, Boston
1949 Aeolian-Skinner Organ
  

CATHEDRAL VOLUNTARIES AND PROCESSIONALS
PURCELL: A Trumpet Voluntary; VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: Chorale Prelude: Rhosymedre
WALOND: Introduction and Toccata; PURCELL: Voluntary in C Major (“Fanfare”)
PARRY: Chorale Prelude: Melcombe; MURRILL: Postlude on a Ground
MARCELLO: Psalm 19: In cieli immensi
BUXTEHUDE: Chorale Prelude: "Nun bitten wir, den Heilligen Geist”
BACH: “Komm Süsser Tod”; (ANNON): Verses from the Te Deum 
MATTHESON: Aria in E Minor; SCHUBERT: Litany for the Feast of All Souls
STRAUSS: Proccesional for Festive Occasions
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POULENC: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani -> Richard Burgin,
Conductor
Columbia Symphony  (Boston SO members) 

$12.00 per CD

STEREO EFFECT

 

It is always encouraging when customers provide good pressings. This time we had a choice of 3 different pressing of the same LP issue in order to make the best transfer to CD.  All recorded Symphony Hall, Boston on the 1949 Aeolian Skinner Organ.  As for the Poulenc Concerto, we fixed the pitch problems occurring near the end of the work.  Burgin, long-time concert master and assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony, conducts with the same commitment as the more familiar Munch recording of same.  
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Rolande Falcinelli,
Organist
Aristide Cavaillé-Coll Organ 
at Marcel Dupré’s Home 
in Meudon, France

 MARCEL DUPRÉ  (Volume 1)
Trois Hymnes, Op. 58 (1963)   Matines, Vesper, Laudes
Annonciation, Op. 56, Nº 1, et Nº 2 (1961)
Six Antiennes pour le temps de Noël Op. 48 (1952)
Variations sur un vieux Noël, Op. 20 (1922)

 $12.00 per CD

STEREO 

A Cavaillé-Coll organ was built for the home of Marcel Dupré's father near the turn of the 20th century in Meudon located just west of Paris.  Rolande Falcinelli plays while Dupré looks on during this fascinating 1968 recording.  It gives us the inside look and sound of Dupré's private home pipe organ played by his favorite pupil. All is played with virtuosity and zest with intimate acoustics.    High Quality MP3 Sample here  

 

Virgil Fox, Organist
Aeolian-Skinner Organ, (1947-1954)
Riverside Church, New York

CHRISTMAS CAROLS ON THE ORGAN

$12.00 per CD

STEREO EFFECT

This release features Virgil Fox playing Christmas Carols on the massive pipe organ at Riverside Church in New York City as recorded in 1954.  The arrangements are quite special and unique and includes the Gaston Déthier's Christmas, an  arrangement of "O Come, All Ye Faithful."   High Quality MP3 Sample here  

 

Jeanne Demessieux,
Organist
 Ziegler Organ, 
Victoria Hall, Geneva (1950-1984)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542
Chorale Prelude BWV 641, “Wenn wir in hõchsten Nõten sein” 
Chorale Prelude BWV 688, “Jesus Christus, unser Heiland”
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major BWV 564
Toccata in G Major (à la gigue), BWV 577
Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543

$12.00 per CD

MONOO


Jeanne Demessieux, long-time organist at La Madeleine in Paris was one of the first organists to  record organ music on the Ziegler Organ, once at Victoria Hall, in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms. Demessieux's Bach is uniquely lyrical, insightful and never hectic. The early 1950's mono sound is very good with some hefty low-end complementing the rest of the organ.  The instrument was completely destroyed by fire in 1884 to a degree that melted all the pipes and the impressive organ woodworks.  A best seller! 
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Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

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

CÉSAR FRANCK
Grande Pièce Symphonique, Op. 17
Fantaisie in A major, Op. 16
Pastorale, Op. 19, No. 4

$12.00 per CD

STEREO


The final LP transfer from the famous Dupré 1959 recording sessions.  After the first audition of this Franck Organ disc, the best and appropriate statement was, "Franck should be canonized!" This is the effect this recording can have with Marcel Dupré plying Franck on the Saint-Sulpice Organ.  It is revelatory in every way and the mid section the Grande Pièce could force tears.  As with the other two Dupré CDs below, careful efforts were employed to reduce some of the venue noises with out affecting the music and rough splices were fixed.   High Quality MP3 Sample here    

 Please go to www.marceldupre.com    L'Association des Amis de l'Art de Marcel Dupré

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

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548
Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906
Fantasia in G major, BWV 572
The Six “Schübler” Chorale Preludes

$12.00 per CD

STEREO


Two more LPs on one CD from the famous Dupré 1959 recording sessions.  This is a 19th century Bach rendition on an organ that gives a "new" aural perspective of Bach's organ.  The question to be answered is, Would Bach have approved of his music played on an ultra-French organ in  expansive acoustics? You will have to answer for him.  It's spectacular in an unusual realm.   Rough splices were fixed and some of the venue noise was removed without touching the music; all this with present day digital editing. Again, a must have CD! 
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E. Power Biggs,
Organist

Aeolian-Skinner Organ (1937)
St. Paul's Chapel at 
Columbia University, NYC.
 

WIDOR: Toccata in F Major (5th Symphony)
WIDOR: Marche Pontificale (1st Symphony)
GIGOUT: Grand Chorus in Dialoque
BOELLMANN: Suite Gothique
DUPRÉ: Antiphon II from The Common Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary
DUPRÉ: Variations on a Noël
ALAIN: Litanies
VIERNE: Final (6th Symphony)
FRANCK: Prelude, Fugue and Variation
FRANCK: Pièce héroïque

$12.00 per CD

MONO


It is always encouraging when customers provide good pressings.  It this case we were able to transfer E. Power Biggs's older recordings of French Organ Music and combine them on one CD.  Most of these works were recorded at St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University, NYC.  The Franck works were recorded at Symphony Hall, Boston and the Dupré Noel Variations was taken from a mint condition 78rpm disc and recorded at the then-called German Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  

 

Arthur Fiedler,
Conductor

Fiedler Sinfonietta
Carl Weinrich, organ

MOZART  
The Seventeen Sonatas for Organ and Orchestra

 $12.00 per CD

STEREO


This was issued in the mid 60's Carl Weinrich series of recording.  Mr. Fiedler, known far more for his Boston Pops recordings, leads an orchestra of NYC musicians in thoughtful and effective renditions of these delightful Mozart works as scored by the composer for chamber orchestra
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John Tuttle, Organist
Casavant Frères Organ (1914)
Saint Paul’s Anglican Church, 
Toronto, Canada

MOZART: Fantasy in F Minor, K. 608
ROGER-DUCASSE: Pastorale
REUBKE: Sonata on the 94th Psalm

$12.00 per CD

STEREO


It is difficult to convince many that "unknown" organists can offer us much.  Here we have a John Tuttle who gives us an unusual program recorded with complete dynamics range on an Casavant instrument in a very large Toronto church.  The playing in wonderful enough, near subsonic bass to challenge your subwoofer.  The instrument has that mid range presence which is similar in overall sound to the one pictured on the right at the top of this web. page.   High Quality MP3 Sample here   

 

 

Sir Adrian Boult, Conductor
London Philharmonic
E. Power Biggs

HANDEL: Organ Concertos- without opus no. (volume 3)
HANDEL: Six Little Fugues for Organ

$12.00 per CD

STEREO

This is the third of three CDs which will be issued of all the 16 Handel organ concertos as recorded in stereo during mid 1950's sessions at St. James Church, Great Packington, Warwickshire, England.  New Condition Columbia LPs were  the source and the results are incredible.  It is like hearing them again for the first time.   Beautifully transferred with our "labor of love" technique.  The first two volumes are listed below.  
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 Sir Adrian Boult, Conductor
London Philharmonic
E. Power Biggs

HANDEL: Organ Concertos Opus 7 (volume 2)

 $12.00 per CD

STEREO

  

This is the second of three CDs which will be issued of all the 16 Handel organ concertos as recorded in stereo during mid 1950's sessions at St. James Church, Great Packington, Warwickshire, England.  New Condition stereo Columbia LPs were  the source and the results are incredible.  It is like hearing them again for the first time. Superb!    

 

Sir Adrian Boult, Conductor
London Philharmonic
E. Power Biggs

HANDEL: Organ Concertos Opus 4 (volume 1)

 $12.00 per CD

STEREO

This is the first of three CDs which will be issued of all the 16 Handel organ concertos as recorded in stereo during mid 1950's sessions at St. James Church, Great Packington, Warwickshire, England.  New Condition stereo Columbia LPs were  the source and the results are incredible.  It is like hearing them again for the first time.  When first issued, they were the first time ALL these Handel gems were released from the same source and performers.   Please listen to  the lengthy mp3 sample above to get an idea of the approach Biggs and Boult have with this engaging music.    

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