Organ Loft Collection, Page 4          

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Alexander Schreiner,
Organist
Aeolian-Skinner Organ (1948)
Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Organ and Chimes

 

Certainly one of the most unique Christmas Carols record released from the Mormon Tabernacle.  What is here is organ and chimes, not tubular ones but from the chimes rank within the massive  Tabernacle Organ playing reverential renditions of all the favorite carols.  This recording was transferred from a stereo reel tape. 

$12.00 per CD

  

 

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Carl Weinrich, Organist
1949 Aeolian-Skinner Organ
Symphony Hall, Boston

 ROMANTIC ORGAN MUSIC
FRANCK:Pièce Héroïque
LISZT: Variations on "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" 
MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in F Minor
BRAHMS: Fugue in A Flat Minor

Recorded in 1963 in Symphony Hall Boston, Carl Winerich bring to us a varied offering of organ music.  The recording is intimate with wonderful playing and good dynamic range of the previous organ in this famous venue with incredible acoustics.      

$12.00 per CD

   

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Klaas Bolt, Organist
Christian Müller-orgel (1738) at
St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, 
The Netherlands

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 
Chorale Prelude: Dies sind die heil'gen zehn Gebot', BWV 365 
Chorale Prelude: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684
Allabreve in D Major, BWV 589
Chorale Prelude: Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, Vater, BWV 740 
Chorale Prelude: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 657 
Trio in C minor: Adagio, Allegro (Johann Krebs) BWV 589

Recorded in the late 1960's and released on a Dutch pressing, Klaas Bolt plays a Bach Organ Concert which includes less familiar music of "The Master".    The 18th century Müller Pipe Organ in this Dutch church ranks as one of the very best in The Netherlands.  The sound is very good. 

$12.00 per CD

   

STEREO

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Jan Hora, Jaroslav Vodrazka, Jiri Reinberger, Jiri Ropek, Jaroslava Potmesilova
Organists
Prague Symphony Members
Vladimir Valek, Conductor*

CHURCH ORGANS OF PRAGUE
JOSEF SEGER: Fugue in C Major; JAN ZACH: Fugue in A Minor;
G. FRECOBALDI: Aria di Baletto; anon: Two Tablatures; JAROSLAV VODRAZKA: Improvisation: Trio Sonata; FRANTISEK X. BRIXI: Fugue in G Minor; VANHAL: Organ Concerto in F Major*; VODRAZKA: Improvisation:  Prelude and Fugue; FLOR PEETERS: Chorales 2 and 4; DUPRÉ: Prelude and Fugue; BACH: Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor; VODRAZKA: Improvisation: Chorale Prelude, Toccata and Fugue, Finale

These recordings, released in the late 1960's, were recorded in the famous churches of Prague:
The Church of the Virgin Mary Before the Týn (mp3 ecerpt), Church of  Sts. Simon and Jude, Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Cathedral of St. James, St. Martin's in the Wall and the Church of St. Salvator.  You should not pass up this release.   

$20.00 / 2 CD SET

 

   

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E. Power Biggs,
Organist

THE FOUR ORGANS AT THE FREIBURG CATHEDRAL 
G. F. HANDEL: Fanfare from "Samson"; Pomposa from "Water Music"; Fugue in G Major
      Sarabande, & Impertinence from "Aylasford pieces" 
W. A. MOZART: Adiagio, originally for Glass Harmonica 
DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE: Toccata & Fugue in F Major
HENRY PURCELL: Fanfare in G Major: Trumpet Tune "Bonduca"; Ayre in G Major
       Rigaudon; Voluntary in C Major
JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Fugue in B.A.C.H.; BANCHIRI: Dialog per Orguno
PADRE ANTONIO SOLER: The Emperor's Fanfare; ANDRE CAPRA: Rigaudon

There were two LPs issued from the Freiburg Cathedral with E., Power Biggs playing all four organs simultaneously.  The first one with Bach Organ works has been available for some time on CD. This LP has not until now.  It is a unique collection of short works Biggs recorded earlier within "The Art of the Organ" and the Famous Organs in Europe series also available in teh Haydn House Organ Loft Collection.  The effect of all this music being played with four organs is truly spectacular.   This is a must for all Biggs fans.   Listen!

$12.00 per CD

 

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Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

Alexander Schreiner,
Organist
Aeolian-Skinner Organ (1948)
Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah 

THE GREAT ORGAN AT THE MORMON TABERNACLE
LOUIS VIERNE: Maestoso in C Sharp Minor, Op 16
CÉSAR FRANCK: Fantaisie in A major, Op. 16
FANNIE DILLON: Woodland Flute Call
CYRIL JENKINS: Dawn
ALEXANDER SCHREINER: Lyric Interlude
JAMES McGRANAHAN: O My Father
LOUIS VIERNE: Water Nymphs
LOUIS VIERNE: Carillon de Westminster

$12.00 per CD

This recording has always fascinated us since it was released.  Columbia put aside the Biggs projects somewhat and went Utah to record the massive 11,000 pipe Mormon Tabernacle Organ for a program of rather esoteric organ music  The Vierne Maestoso was used often for radio spots as the Mozart Requiem and O Fortuna are used today on TV.  This is truly a wonderful stereo recording. 

 

STEREO
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E. Power Biggs,
Organist
Aeolian-Skinner Organ (1937)
St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University, NYC

BACH ORGAN MUSIC
   Prelude and Fugue in E Flat Major ("St. Anne")

   Fugue in D Minor ("The Giant"
- On the Chorale: Wir glauben all' an einen
       Gott -  We all believe in one true God")
   Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor ("The Great")
   Toccata in F Major 

$12.00 per CD

This transfer to CD features some of the earlier and rare recordings of Bach Organ Music with E. Power Biggs.  It precedes his Bach Royal Instrument Series recordings in Symphony Hall, Boston,  neither duplicating any of those great recordings of a year or so later also available on page 3 of the Organ Loft catalog.  The Columbia LP source number is LM 4097 but an unusual and better blue label pressing from Canada than any of the same that was sold in the US.  This pressing has better surfaces and no muddied bass which plagued those early US versions thereby making this "labor of love" transfer much more easy and features tow of Bach's greatest organ works, the "St. Anne" and the Great Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor.  Don't let this Biggs CD pass you by!     

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Simon Preston,
Organist
Westminster Abbey Organ

JULIUS REUBKE: Sonata “The 94th Psalm”
MAX REGER: Toccata and Fugue, Op. 59 Nos. 5 and 7
                           Fantasia on the Chorale “Straf’ mich nicht in deinem Zorn” 
                                  (O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger) Op. 40, No. 2

$12.00 per CD

Thanks to another intense organ music collector who has kept his LP's in mint condition, this incredible LP has come our way. Unique here is that the transfer to CD was carefully made sealed LP!  The source, know especially for its full-bodied recording efforts, has produced a recording with incredible dynamic range and quiet LP surfaces requiring little "tinkering" in order to produce a noise-free transfer. The low end pipes demand a subwoofer to reproduce the clean distortion free bass of the Westminster Abbey Organ etched on this LP.  Preston need not be left out here as he gives his all with this organ music, performances considered to be at the very top.  If you are not familiar with either Reubke or Reger, this CD will be you best introduction to their organ music.   

    

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Jørgen Ernst Hansen,
Organist
Marcussen Organ (1944)
Jaegersborg, Denmark

The Netherlands, 17th Century Organ Music
Pieter Cornet: Toccada del 3, tono
Gherardus Scronx: Echo
John Bull: Prelude and Carol, Laet ons met herten reijne
Henderick Speuy: Psalm 118, Dancket den Heer seer hoogh' ghepresen
Karel Luython: Fuga suavissima
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelink: Fantasia
Anthoni van Noordt: Psalm 6, Heer, toon mij uw genade
Abraham van den Kerckhoven: Fantasia pro duplici organo

$12.00 per CD

  


Eclectic, unique, reverent, are the adjective that can be written here again with J. E. Hansen playing very special organ music of 17th Century Holland.  Few words can be added about the Marcussen Organ as is ranks very high worldwide as one of the best Baroque organs of Europe and is well recorded here.           

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Simon Preston,
Organist
Hull City Hall Organ

FRANZ LISZT  
       Fantasia and Fugue on the Chorale:“Ad nos, ad salutarem undam” 
          (Unhappy ones, come to us, come to the healing waters)
       Prelude and Fugue on B.A.C.H. 

$12.00 per CD

  

The massive Hull City Hall Pipe organ in England is perfect for Liszt's Organ Music.  As above, a sealed LP from the same sources.  Recording in the mid 1960's before more recent updates on this instrument provides historical perspectives as Simon Preston let's all loose in these Liszt performances.  There is not any senseless and frantic playing making it all honest and perfect in every way and supported by wonderful sound with deep, visceral bass ("gut") and clean highs.  A long-times, since passed friend of us here, (who recorded the Hammond Castle Organ many times - we posses those superb master tapes!), once said about these Franz Liszt works, "The fugues of each work sound like skeleton dances!" In the context of many Liszt compositions, this comment, not only humorous but to the point. .     

   

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