Going On Record #8614

…A selective quarterly sampling of recent organ recordings, with emphasis on the unusual and unusually attractive. This potpourri covers a wide variety of musical types, performance styles, and organ-building attitudes as displayed on LP's, CD's and tapes of foreign and domestic vintage. Host Michael Barone provides revealing commentary.

J.S. BACH: Fanfare Fugue in C  David Dahl (1984 Fritts-Richards/St. Alphonsus, Seattle, Washington)

J.S. BACH: Fugue in c-minor, S. 546  Michael Murray (1965 Beckerath/St Andreas Church, Hildesheim, W. Germany)

J.S. BACH: Trio Sonata No. 5 in C, S. 529 (last movement)  Marie Claire Alain (1980 Mathis and Son/St. Hilaire Church, Naefels, Switzerland)

J.S. BACH: Easter Oratorio Sinfonia, S. 249. J.S. BACH: Jesu, joy of man's desiring  Empire Brass Quintet; Douglas Major (1938 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, Washington_Dc)

J.S. BACH: Allein Gott settings  Pacific Lutheran University Choir; David Dahl

HELMUT SCHECK: Kleine Partita on Wer nur den lieben Gott  Ralph Lockwood, French horn; Melanie Ninnemann (1991 Fritts/Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona)

AUGUST DE BOEK: Allegretto, from 3 pieces  Jozef Sluys (1897 Van Bever/St Peter's Church, Brussels)

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Concertstueck No. 2 in form of a Tarantella, Op. 90  Frederick Hohman (Aeolian-Skinner/Epiphany Church, Washington, DC)

CLAUDE GOUDIMEL/ANTHONI VAN NOORDT/HENDRIK SPEUY: Settings of Psalm 116  Harald Vogel (1660 organ at Uttum, Ostfriesland)

HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANN: Praeambulum and Chorale (with "birds")  Harald Vogel (1692 Arp Schnitger/Ludgerikirche, Norden, Germany)

JOSE ALBENIZ: Offertorio  Guy Bovet (Caimari/Collegiate Church of St Augustine, Mallorca, Spain)

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (trans. W.T. Best): Prelude and Fugue in e-minor, Op. 35  Nicolas Kynaston (1980 Klais/Dom, Altenberg, Germany)