Second to None
Second to None

Second to None #8816

…Inaugural performances on the huge new 193-rank Rodgers pipe organ at Second Baptist Church in Houston, TX.

Swann: Processional Improvisation

Norden: Sanctus

Hebble: Heraldings


CÉSAR FRANCK: Chorale No. 1 in E

Swann: 4 Hymn Improviations

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Chorus, How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place

SEARLE WRIGHT: Introduction, Passacaglia, and Fugue

SAMUEL BARBER: Variations on a Shape-note Hymn (Wonderous Love)

LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN: Hallelujah Chorus, fr Mount of Olives  Frederick Swann; Second Baptist Church Choir and Orchestra; Gary More, cond. r. August 1987

With more than 10,000 pipes this is believed to be the largest American organ built within the last four decades. It marks a distinct change for the Rodgers firm, formerly primarily involved with electronic instruments.