Going On Record #8740

…A quarterly review of recent releases of organ music on LP, CD and tape, with emphasis on the exceptional and deserving. This sampler covers many musical styles, and offers a splendid buyer's guide reference for personal collection building. Michael Barone is host and arbiter of taste.

J.S. BACH: Prelude in C, S. 531; chorale-prelude, "Liebster Jesu", S. 731  Hans Fagius (Cahman organ/Leufsta bruk, Sweden)

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, "In Dir ist Freude", S. 615  Hans Fagius (Arvudsson organ/Mariefred Church, Sweden)

J.S. BACH: Fugue in A, S. 536  George Ritchie (Bedient organ/Cornerstone, Lincoln, Nebraska)

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, "Wachet auf!"  Susan Armstrong (1892 Johnson & Son/Sacred Heart Church, Waterbury, CT/Sacred Heart, Waterbury, Connecticut)

GASTON LITAIZE: Double Fugue  Pamela Decker (1981 Rieger organ/Pacific Union College)

Bergamo: Sinfonia  Giancarlo Parodi (1832 Serassi organ/St. Mary's Church, Valli del Pasubio, Italy)

A. Gabrieli: Toccata on the 10th Tone  Roberto Micconi (1790 Callido organ/St. Zaccaria Church, Venice, Italy)

Arne: Flute Tune  J. Thomas Mitts (1912 Tellers-Sommerhof organ/Holy Trinity Church, New Orleans, Louisiana)

DANIEL ROTH: Improvisation on "Wachet auf!"  Daniel Roth (1898 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Sacre Coeur, Paris, France)

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN: "La Precieuse"  Marcel Perrin, saxophone; Klaus Weber, organ

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Prelude & Fugue in B, Op. 99  John Rose (Austin organ/Hartford Cathedral, Connecticut)

MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Prelude & Fugure  Todd Wilson (1978 Schudi/St. Thomas, Dallas, Texas)

MAURICE DURUFLÉ: "Veni Creator" Variations  Olivier Latry (1956 Beuchet-Debierre/St. Etienne Du Mont, Paris, France)