Going On Record #8440

…A selective quarterly sampling of recent organ recordings, with emphasis on the unusual and the unusually attractive. This potpourri covers a wide variety of musical types, performance styles, and organ-building attitudes, as displayed in discs of foreign and domestic vintage.

BERNHARD SCHMID: Alemando Novelle  Robert Lynn (1979 2/15 Visser-Rowland/St. Pius V Church, Pasadena, Texas)

JOHN COOK: Fanfare. GERALD BALES: Priere and Finale, from Sonatine  D. Mervyn Games (1975 4/58 Casavant/St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Ontario)

HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANN: Praeambulum in d. J.S. BACH: Jesu, joy of man's desiring  Fenner Douglass (1976 Flentrop/Duke, Durham, North Carolina)

J.S. BACH: Fugue in g, S. 542  Barbara Harbach (1970 2/24 Schlicker/First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lyons, New York)

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Chorale-Improvisation on In dulci jubilo, Op. 75, No. 1  Douglas Major (1938 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, Washington_Dc)

PERCY WHITLOCK: Divertimento, from 4 Extemporizations  Jennifer Bate (1955 Harrison & Harrison/St. James Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom)

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Meditations on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity (VIII)  Jennifer Bate (1979 Danion-Gonzalez/Cathedrale, Beauvais, France)

ANONYMOUS: Three Dances  Robert Lynn (1979 2/15 Visser-Rowland/St. Pius V Church, Pasadena, Texas)

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY: "Nutcracker" Dances  James Dale (1981 Moeller/U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis, Maryland)

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Dies sind die heil'gen zehn Gebot. J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Wir glauben all  Christina Rakich (1967 C.B. Fisk/Harvard Memorial Chapel, Cambridge, Massachusetts)

ARTHUR WILLS: The Fenlands, Symphonic Suite  Cambridge Cooperative Band/David Read, conductor; Arthur Wills (Ely Cathedral)

ALFRED HOLLINS: A Trumpet Minuet  Malcolm Archer (1942-1970 4/101 Hill, Norman and Beard/Norwich Cathedral)