Going On Record #9427

…A Summer guide to recent organ music recordings, focusing on sonic and emotional appeal and variety.

G.F. HANDEL: Overture, fr The Occasional Oratorio  Robert Ampt (1890 Hill/Town Hall, Sydney, Australia)

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Fantasie in Eb  Bruce Stevens (1871 Hook/St. Mary's Church, New Haven CT)

HERBERT HOWELLS: Psalm Prelude, Op. 32 no. 1  John Obetz (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Coc Auditorium, Independence, Missouri)

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN: Mass for the Parishes (selections)  Pierre Cocherau (1970 Adams gallery organ, St. Thomas Church, NYC)

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Magnificat primi toni  William Porter (1992 Brombaugh/Hagakirche, Goteborg, Sweden)

PAUL MANZ: Chorale-prelude, How Brightly Shines; Chorale-improvisation, St. Anne  Merilee Klemp, ob; Paul Manz (1965 Schlicker/Mount Olive Lutheran, Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Larry Reynolds: Sweet was the Song the Virgin Sang. MONTE MASON: Sanctus, fr Missa Parvulorum  Ascension Youth Choir/Nancy Whipkey, cond; Ruth Meyer, f; Howard Don Small (1928 Welte;1964 Moeller;1983 Gould & Schultz; 2012 Foley-Baker/Cathedral, Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Balbastre: Noel, O s'en vont ces gais bergers  Nancy Lancaster (1979 Fisk/Hoh, Saint Paul, Minnesota)

Sherwin: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square  Walter Strony (4/29 Wurlitzer/Berkeley Community Theatre)

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Moderato, fr Organ Symphony No. 7, Op. 42  Ben van Oosten (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen Abbey, Rouen, France/St. Ouen, Rouen, France)

Schumann: Sketch in c, Op. 58, no. 1  Michael Farris (1993 Fisk/Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas)

BRUCE NESWICK: Let all the peoples praise thee  All Saints Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills/Thomas Foster, cond; Craig Phillips (1951 Casavant/All Saints Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills)

JOSEPH JONGEN: Toccata, from Symphonie Concertante for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 81  Paris Opera Orch; Georges Pretre, cond; Virgil Fox (Cavaille-Coll/formerly of the Trocadero, Paris)