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Michael Murray, Organist
 

 CÉSAR FRANCK (1822-1890): Pièce Héroïque; Prière; Final; Pastorale
Ward Organ (1963) at Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
Concerto No. 2 in A Minor - Vivaldi (BWV 593)
Sinfonia, Cantata No. 29 
Prelude and Fugue in B Minor (BWV 544)
Prelude and Fugue in D Major (BWV 532)
von Beckerath Organ (1972) at First Congregational Church, Columbus, Ohio

Two LP's on one CD!  All beautifully played by Mr. Murray on two more famous North American pipe organs.   

$12.00 per CD


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Michael Murray, Organist
 

 MARCEL DUPRÉ (1886-1971): Cortège et Litanie, Op. 19, No. 2; Chorale et Fugue, Op. 57; Musette
Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, Op. 7 No. 3; Élévation, Op. 35 No. 1; Final, Op. 27, No. 7
Casavant Organ (1964) at Notre-Dame du Cap, Trois Rivières, Québec
JACQUES LEMMENS (1823-1881): Fanfare in D 
LOUIS VIERNE (1870-1937): Première Symphonie pour Orgue: Prélude, Andante et Finale
DUPRÉ: Carillon, Op. 27, No. 4
CHARLES MARIE WIDOR (1844-1937): Symphonie V, Op. 42, No 5: Toccata in F
Aeolean Skinner organ (1933) at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

Two LP's on one CD!  All beautifully played by Mr. Murray on two famous North American pipe organs.  The sound is truly spectacular too with deep "gut-shaking" bass especially from the Grace Cathedral Organ.  All taken from two near mint LPs given to us by an avid organ music enthusiast and customer.  This is must-have Murray.  

$12.00 per CD


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E. Power Biggs, Organist
 

 A BIGGS FESTIVAL
SOLER: The Emperor’s Fanfare; BACH: Toccata in D minor (pedal harpsichord)
BACH: Fugue in D minor (organ): GABRIELI; Intonation on the First Tone
MOZART: Sonata in D major for Organ & Orchestra, K 245; BACH: In Dulci Jubilo
BUXTEHUDE: Fugue in C “Jig”: CLARKE: The Prince of Denmark’s March
TCHAIKOVSKY: Trepak from “The Nutcracker”
TRADITIONAL: Captain Sargent’s Quick March and The President’s March
MOZART: Adagio for Glass Harmonica; HANDEL: The Cuckoo & the Nightingale from Organ Concerto No. 13 in F major
SOLER: Concerto No. 3 in G major for Two Organs; FRESCOBALDI: Canzon Prima for Organ and Brass
BACH: We Thank Thee, Lord, We Thanks Thee
A BIGGS RECITAL
MENDELSSOHN: Sonata No. 6 in D minor, Op. 65; BACH: Prelude in G major (Fugue à la Gigue)
BACH: Sinfonia to Cantata 106: “God’s time is best”; BACH: Chorale Prelude: “O God be merciful to me”
BACH: Sinfonia to Cantata 156: “I stand at the threshold”; BACH: Chorale Prelude: “All Glory be to God on High”

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Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

Carl Weinrich, Organist
Holtkamp Organ, General
Theological Seminary, NYC
 

CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH
Prelude in D major  -  Sonata Nº 1 in D major  -  Adagio in D minor 
JOHANN BERNHARD BACH
Chorale Partita "Du Friedefurst, Herr Jesu Christ"
JOHANN MICHAEL BACH
Chorale Prelude "Warum mein Stundlein Vorhanden ist”
JOHANN CHRISTOPH BACH
Prelude and Fugue in E flat  -  Chorale Prelude "Warum Betrubst du dich mein Herz
WILHELM FRIEDEMANN BACH
Fughetta in G minor  -  Fugue in D minor  -  Fugue in F major
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Chorale Prelude, BWV853, "An Wasser flüssen Babylon"

This is a wonderful CD with music of five of Bach's sons along with his own.  Mint British LP is the source.    

$12.00 per CD

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Allan Wicks, Organist
Huskisson Stubington, Organist

MALCOLM WILLIAMSON 
Symphony for Organ
Vision of Christ-Phoenix 
Allan Wicks, Organist (Harrison and Harrison Organ (1962), Conventry Cathedral)  


LEON BOELLMANN
Finale from the Second Suite for Organ
William Wallond
Introduction and Toccata
(arr. Harrry Wall)
Huskisson Stubington, Organist (Milton and Apse Organs, Abbey Church, Tewksbury)

Fresh repertoire, wonderful playing, wide stereo image, powerbul bass, excellent sound and transfer     

$12.00 per CD

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Allan Wicks, Organist
Christopher Dearnley, Organist

Jean Langlais: Suite Médiévale 
Joseph Jongen: Prière, Op. 37
Charles Tournemire: Pater, dimite illis nesciunt enim quid faciunt, Op. 67 
Flor Peeters: Passacaglia and Fugue
Allan Wicks, Willis Organ (1886); Mander (1980),  Canterbury Cathedral

George Frideric Handel: Finale from Organ Concerto No. 4, Op. 4
Camille Saint-Saëns: Fantasia
Fela Sowande: Joshua Fit the Battle of Jerico
Möcht ich din Bergen (anon. 1470)
Christopher Dearnley, Willis Organ (1877). Salisbury Cathedral

Great pipe organs, superb playing, excellent sound and transfer
     

$12.00 per CD

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Anthony NewmanOrganist
St, John the Divine, New York

RICHARD WAGNER Organ Transcriptions
Die Walküre: The Ride Of The Valkyries 
Parsifal: Prelude 
Die Meistersinger: Overture 
Die Walküre: Wotan's Farewell And Magic Fire Music 
Das Rheingold: Entrance Of The Gods Into Valhalla 

First released with the raw title, "Organ Orgy" in the mid 70's, this Anthony Newman recording created quite a stir as it was recordign within the massive acoustics of St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City. The transcriptions of Wagner's opera music make full use of the separate organ cases of left / right front (chancel) and the rear trumpet and bombard pipes.  It is much fun listening and Newman plays it all so well.     A well recorded Mint LP was the source, all beautifully transferred to CD!  

$12.00 per CD

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Michael MurrayOrganist
Methuen Memorial Music Hall
Organ - Walcker (1863)

 

 WIDOR: Toccata in F Major, from the Fifth Organ Symphony 
 VIERNE: Méditation, from Twenty-four Pieces in Free Style 
 VIERNE: Final from the First Organ Symphony 
 MARCELLO: Psalm XIX;  KARG-ELERT: Clair de Lune: DUPRÉ: Final, Op. 27, No. 7 
 VIERNE: Prélude, from Twenty-four Pieces in Free Style
Never before released: 
FRANCK: Fantasy in A Major; Cantabile; Andantino in D Major; Pièce Héroïque


This CD features all the music from both 1977 Direct-to-Disc recording sessions at the famous Methuen (Massachusetts) Music Hall.  All four Franck organ works enjoy a first release status here and were transferred from a valuable test pressing. The other works were issued in the 1970's however but became unavailable until now. An unplayed, sealed LP was the source, all beautifully transferred to CD!  

$12.00 per CD

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

 

MARCEL DUPRÉ
 Le Chemin de la Croix (The Way of the Cross)

Th
is CD features Marcel Dupré playing his 14 improvisations inspired in 1931 by Paul Claudel's poems of the same title. It is personal, imaginative and moving both historically and religiously.  The recording stems from the early 1950's and is rare to find on LP.  The huge acoustics of St. Sulpice are well captured without loss of detail.  The mono sound begs for some widening of the sound stage so we processed the recording with our stereo effect always judiciously chosen so as to not to intrude on the original mono sound.     

$12.00 per CD


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Maurice Duruflé, Organist
Marie Madeleine Duruflé, Organist
Soissons Cathedral Organ, France
 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  AT SOISSONS CATHEDRAL
    Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 550 
    Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540
    Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 554
         Marie Madeleine Duruflé, organist
    Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
    Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 561
    Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major, BWV 560
         Maurice Duruflé, organist
 

It is amazing when these two organists play.  It is Bach organ music with a kind of Gallic staccato touch, unique among most of Bach organ music recordings.  Every effort was used to reduce background noise which intrudes during some of the pianissimi there by giving these recording up to date sound.   The 1956 Gonzales Organ in the Soissons Cathedral has much in the way of baroque organ sound along with some massive low end thrusts making this ideal for Bach in a venue as large as this one.   This is must have Duruflé as recorded in 1967/68. 

$12.00 per CD

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Virgil Fox, Organist
Richard Ellsasser, Organist
Hammond Castle Museum Organ
Gloucester, Massachusetts

 

VIRGIL FOX - 78 RPM RECORDINGS (1946)
Mozart: Fantasy in F Minor 
Dupré: Prelude and Fugue in G minor 
Mendelssohn: Organ Sonata No.1 in F minor 
Bach: Fugue in G Major - "Gigue"
 

WIDOR: Organ Symphony Nº 6  
RICHARD ELLSASSER

Two superb organists at the Hammond Castle Organ.  The CD is revelatory and the sound is quite good.  Distortion which is evident on the Fox 78 rpm discs has been removed.  Moe Ellsasser recording are on the4 horizon for  release on CD at The Organ Loft.  

$12.00 per CD

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E. Power BiggsOrganist
 

HISTORIC ORGANS OF SWITZERLAND
The 1390 Organ, Notre Dame de Valère, Sion, Switzerland 
The organ at San Pietro, Sopra Mendrisio (1882), Switzerland
The Organ of Sitzberg, Switzerland, renovated in 1961 by Metzler, of Zürich
The Silberman Organ (1761), Arlesheim Cathedral 

Email us at HaydnHouse@comcast.net for a complete listing of the music played.  

 

$12.00 per CD


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Willem Retze TalsmaOrganist
Noordwolde (1621), Krewerd (1531) 
 St. Boniface, Medemblik (1671) 
Oosthuizen (1621
)

The Organ of the Netherlands School (Die niedeländische Orgelschule)

DE 36/68 SALLEM (Anon. 1599?); UNTITLED (Anon. 1599?)
Jan Pieterszoon SWEELINCK (1562-1621): TOCCATA IN G, MALLE SIJMEN, FANTAZIA
ALLEMANDE (Anon. 1599?); Gisbert STEENWICK (17th): SERABANDE
Jacobus CLEMENS NON PAPA (c. 1510-1552): PSALM 65 “ICK SEGH ADIEU” AUS “SOUTERLIEDEKENS”; Adrian WILLAERT (c. 1490-1562): RICERCARE; Heinrich ISAAC (c. 1450-1517) HERR GOTT LASS DICH ERBARMEN
Pierre ATTAIGNANT (c. 1500-1553): “TANT QUE VIVRAY” AUS “TRES BREVE ET HAMILIARE INTRODUCTION”; Claude de SERMISY (c. 1490-1562): TANT QUE VIVRAY
Tiemann SUSATO (c. 1510/15 – after 1570): BASSE DANCE “MON DESIR”, 
RONDE “WO BISTU” (ALLE AUS “HET DERDE MUSYCK BOEXKEN”), RONDE “SALTARELLO”
SWEELINCK: ECHO-FANTASIE IN D; Abraham van den KERCKHOVEN (1562-1621): FANTASIE IN C
Jan de MACQUE (c. 1550-1614):DUREZZE ET LIGATURA, SECONDA SRAUAGANZE
SWEELINCK: VARIATIONEN “VON DER FORTUNA WERD’ ICH GETRIEBEN”; BRANDE CHAMPAGNE (Anon. 1599?)

Historical and rare contents CD, great sound, wonderful playing.  A Must have Organ CD!

$12.00 per CD

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Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series

E. Power BiggsOrganist
Malleck Organ (1778)
Domkirche, Eisenstadt, Austria
Columbia Chamber Symphony
Zoltan Rozsnyai, Conductor

BACH: Music of Jubilee, Bach Favorites for Organ and Orchestra (1963)
 

This Biggs recording has very good sound but was inflicted with a low hum and subsonic thumps from the conductor's foot cues, all removed here individually along with the hum with intruding on the sound of the music. This 1963 recording was made in the church where the famous Haydn "Lord Nelson Mass" was premiered back in 1798 which, we think, only adds to the festive nature of the music here performed, and is a stereo remake of an earlier Biggs Bach Jubilee recorded in Symphony, Boston in the early 1950's which is also available on page 1 of the Organ Loft Catalog. The orchestra here is Austrian and has that Vienna State Opera Orchestra sound, certainly with regards to the brass and woodwinds. All transferred to CD from a prime condition Columbia Stereo Reel Tape in the massive Haydn House tape collection.  

 

$12.00 per CD

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William AlbrightOrganist
Frieze Memorial Organ
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
 

WILLIAM BOLCOM; "Black Host" for organ, percussion and tape
WILLIAM ALBRIGHT: "Organ Book II"
 

Requests for "far out" organ music always reach us regularly here at the Organ Loft. These recordings issued in1971 should more than compensate. There is plenty of dynamic range and your imagination will be further activated with these unusual organ works. The sound is spectacular throughout with plenty of rock solid bass.   

$12.00 per CD

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Robert NoehrenOrganist
 

BRAHMS
Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 22  (Complete)
Chorale Prelude and Fugue in A Minor

Fugue in A Flat Minor
 

A remarkable recording.  The 11 Chorale Preludes are played on the All Chapel Organ at the Howe Military School in Indiana  The other works were recorded at the Calvary Lutheran church, Lincoln Park, Michigan.  The ound is clean, spacious and perfect for the music, and the playing is superb as are all Noehren performances.   

$12.00 per CD

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Gaston LitaizeOrganist
Jean Langlais, Organist

ORGAN MUSIC OF LOUIS VIERNE
Symphony No. 6 for Organ, Op. 59
Triptyque, Op. 58

Gaston Litaize, Organist, Ephrem et Gonzales Organ (1923), Église St. François Xavier, Paris
Sur le Rhin
Carillon de Westminster 

Jean Langlais, Organist, Rieger Organ (1971), Abteikirche Marienstatt, Bietingheim, Germany

Truly a unique issue featuring two great French organists.  

$12.00 per CD

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Pierre GazinOrganist
St. Louis des Invalides Organ
Beuchet-Debierre

FRENCH ORGAN MUSIC
Pierre du Mage: Plein Jeux, Fugue et Récit; Louis-Nicolas Clérambeaut: Suite sur premier ton;
Nicolas de Grigny: Récit de tierce en taille;
François Couperin: Offertoire sur les grands jeux;
Marcel Dupré: Prélude et fugue en sol mineur; César Franck: Cantabile;
Louis Vierne: Scherzo (II Symphonie); Olivier Messiaen: Apparition de l'église éternelle

St. Louis des Invalides is the large military chapel which is part of Les Invalides which was built during the 17 Century to care for the wounded French soliders of Louis XIV's army.  It is also the burial place for Napoleon and his brothers, and more recent French military leaders.  The chapel was the venue for Berlioz's massive Requiem in the early 1840's.  The acoustics are huge and while listening to this recording, the history of this fascinating place does come to mind.  The sound on this CD is outstanding and the playing is more than adequate from Pierre Gazin.  Oh yes!  Les Invalides boasts one of the most impressive military museums in the world.  Clothes and personal items of Napoleon abound therein, as well as military hardware, flags/banners and documents of several centuries.  This is a must-see for any history enthusiast.  

$12.00 per CD

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E. Power BiggsOrganist
 

E. Power Biggs Anthology
"The Early Years"

BACH: Organ Preludes 
DAQUIN: Two Noëls 
BACH: Little Organ Book 1 
CORELLI-MALPIERE: Organ Concertos in C and D 
MOZART Six Church Sonatas
REUBKE: Psalm 94 
PURCELL: Voluntary in C Major
SOWERBY: Organ Symphony in G Major 
FELTON: Organ Concerto No. 3

Gleaned from the old RCA Victor 78 rpm records and from generous customers, we offer a unique E. Power Biggs listening experience.  These recordings were done in the 1930's and 40's and features the organs in the Germanic Museum, Harvard Memorial Chapel and Symphony Hall, Boston along with Arthur Fiedler conducting his Sinfonietta. The list boasts some very rare Biggs recordings with several works never recorded by Biggs in modern sound.   Every effort was made to minimize record surface noise intrusions with minimum effect on the sound itself.  It is a "must have" 2 CD Biggs set with over 150 minutes of music. 

$20.00 / 2 CD Set

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E. PowerBiggsOrganist
 Aeolian-Skinner Organ (1949)
Symphony Hall, Boston

BACH: Orgelbüchlien  - The Little Organ Book   BWV 599 -  644  
(Each of these 45 Bach chorale is preceded by the earliest version of the chorale)

 
One of the more elusive Biggs 2 LP sets ever!  Thanks to a customer who provided near mint LPs, Haydn House is enthusiastic about making this recording available to our many Biggs fans after a long  wait and search.  It paid off! So unique is this complete set is that each Bach chorale is preceded by what was then known, at the time of this recording, to be the original composition or earliest know version of each hymn on which Bach's Little Organ Book is based. The original sound is mid 1950's and we remastered it with a stereo effect - very carefully added - using our Symphony Hall digital ambience setting to complement up-to-date listening. (You can set you playback to "mono" to defeat the stereo effect.)  The end results are wonderful and hearing the origin of these chorales brings the entire project over the top.  Highly recommended and highly demanded.    

$20.00 / 2 CD Set

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  Leslie Jones Haydn Symphonies Series           

Anton Heiller, Organist
Marcussen Organ (1959)
Marienkirche, Helsingborg, Sweden
 

BACH: The 4 Bach / Vivaldi Concerti for Organ
BWV 593, 596,  594 and 592   

 
This is the first CD released by Haydn House of organ music played by Anton Heiller.  Having all 4 of these Bach arrangement of Vivaldi Concertos is precious especially when played as they are here and on the magnificent Marcussen organ in St. Mary's Church of Helsingborg, Sweden. The original LP issue, although very good in sound, had level problems All has been brought back to original balance and aural perspective. It is now a master recording!  

(BWV 592 was considered a Vivaldi work but Is actually that of Prinz Johann Ernst.)  

$12.00 per CD

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Robert Noehren, Organist
Noehren Organ, FIrst Baptist Church
Ann Arbor, Michigan

20TH CENTURY AMERICAN ORGAN MUSIC
ROSS LEE FINNEY: “So long as the mind keeps silent”
SAMUEL ADLER: Recitative
HERBERT FROMM: Partita: Let all mortal flesh keep silent”
LEO SOWERBY: Comes Autumn Time
WALTER PISTON: Chromatic Study on the name of Bach
GERALD NEAR: Passacaglia
ROBERT NOEHREN: Fantasia: Hommage to Hindemith   


 
This is a wonderful addition to the Organ Loft Catalog.  Robert Noehren was one of the best organists of his generation and plays the music on the organ he built for his church. The sound is very detailed and with plenty of low end power with a sonic perspective the is remarkable. There are other Robert Noehren CDs within the catalog.     

$12.00 per CD

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