Going On Record #8601

…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 on LP's and CD's of foreign and domestic vintage. Host Michael Barone provides revealing commentary.

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Symphony No. 6, Op. 42, No. 2 (1st movement)  Jean Guillou (1984 Ruffatti/Davies, San-Francisco, California)

Benaut: Organ mass (excerpts)  Chantal de Zeeuw (St. Nicolas Church, Pertius)

Boellmann: Scherzo  Herman van Vliet (Memorial Church, Speyer)

J.S. BACH: Trio Sonata No. 5 in C 91st movement)  John Stansell (Rye Presbyterian Church, Rye, New York)

J.S. BACH: Concerto after Johann Ernst, S. 592  Bernard Foccroulle (1655 Schonat/Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The_Netherlands)

BERNARDO PASQUINI: Sonata and 5 Variations  Philip Swanton (St. Micolo Church, Treviso)

Swann: Hymn Improvisations ("Nun danket"; "Schoenster Herr Jesu")  Frederick Swann (1962 Aeolian-Skinner; 1977 Ruffatti/Crystal Cathedral, Garden-Grove, California)

Soedersten: Ecclesia Reformata, from Organ Symphony No. 5  Gunno Soedersten (Immanuel Church, Stockholm)

Johnson: Louisiana (improvisation)  Ruby Braff, cornet; Dick Hyman, theatre organ (Keystone Oaks High School, Dormon, Pennsylvania)

Winter: Grand Canyon Sunrise  Paul Winter, sax; Glen Velez, drum; Paul Halley, organ (St. John the Divins)

RICHARD PURVIS: Vexills Regis  Leander Claflin (Trinity Cathedral, Trenton, New Jersey)

SAMUEL WESLEY: Fugal Duet for Organ  Hans Fagius, David Sanger (Oesterhaninge Church, Sweden)

CÉSAR FRANCK: Piece Heroique (from manuscript, different ending)