177-rank Aeolian at Longwood Gardens
177-rank Aeolian at Longwood Gardens

The Longwood Legacy #8937

…The Longwood Legacy, featuring the world's largest “house organ” at the duPont estate near Philadelphia, the 177-rank Aeolian at Longwood Gardens.

Elgar: Imperial March. J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, "Kommst du nun", S. 650  Thomas Murray

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: The Swan, from Carnival of Animals. JOHANNES BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 6  Firmin Swinnen

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Jesu, joy of Man's Desiring. Jessel: Parade of the Wooden Soldiers  Paul Danilewski

Delius: Serenade, fr. Hassan. Delius: La Calinda, from Koanga  Michael Stairs

EDWIN GRASSE: Festival Overture for Organ & Piano, Op. 50  Andrew Gordon, pianist; Brian Jones, organist –

Traditional: Londonderry Air  Paul Danilewski

Swinnen: 2 Pieces ("Air", improvisation; "Spanish Dance")  Firmin Swinnen

Swinnen: "Dewdrops" and "Sunshine Toccata" from "Longwood Sketches"  Thomas Murray

Performers include Thomas Murray, Michael Stairs, and Paul Danilewski, and the great Master of Longwood himself, Firmin Swinnen, whose legendary virtuosity can be heard in rare archive recordings made in the 1950's.