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.