1982 Kevin C. Marrin/St. Mary's R. C. Cathedral, St. Cloud, MN
1982 Kevin C. Marrin/St. Mary's R. C. Cathedral, St. Cloud, MN
Len Levasseur/Pipe Organ Database

Soli Deo Gloria, or Why all that racket?? #8415

…An organ in a church makes a statement about values temporal and spiritual. An new instrument is always the center of interest, often the center of controversy. Young Minnesota organ-builder Kevin Marrin designed something quite special for St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud.

NICOLAS de GRIGNY: Verses on Veni Creator Spiritus

GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI: Verses on the Kyrie, from Messa della Domenica

HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANN: Magnificat quinti toni (+)

J.S. BACH: Passacaglia in c, S. 582 (+)

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Salve Regina (4th movement from Organ Symphony No. 2)

CHARLES ECHOLS: Victimae Paschali Laudes Fantasy

EUGÈNE GIGOUT: Grand choeur dialogue

Performances feature Dr. Charles L. Echols, Emeritus Professor of Music at St. Cloud State University (MN) and Lola Wolf (+). Gregorian chants are performed by a Schola of Sisters from St. Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota led by Delores Duffner, and a Schola of Men led by Fr. Timothy Bachus. Occasional interlude/background selections from the Organ Masses of François Couperin are played by Michael Barone.