Methuen Miracle #9524

…performances on the famous and historic Great Organ of the Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Massachusetts.

HEALEY WILLAN: Prelude & Fugue in c –Anne Wilson, recorded July 9, 1986. Pipedreams PD CD-1002

DUDLEY BUCK: Variations on The Last Rose of SummerSimon Preston. Argo 421 731

JEAN LANGLAIS: Battle Hymn of the RepublicAnn Labounsky. MHS CD-523622

MAX REGER: Prelude & Fugue in F, Opus 85, number 3 –Heidi Emmert. Motette CD MOT 12031

EVERETT TITCOMB (arranged by Faxon): Cantilene, from Suite in E. JOSEF RHEINBERGER: Pastorale, Opus 150, number 2. FLOR PEETERS: Lied to the Sun, Opus 66, number 5 –Heidi Yenney, violin; Susan Armstrong-Ouellette. AFKA CD-531

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (arranged by Lamphere): Piano Concerto Number 1 in g, Opus 35 –Robert Pitman, piano; George Lamphere; recorded July 25, 1973. Pipedreams PD CD-1002

 

Originally built in 1863 by E. F. Walcker of Germany, then rebuilt in 1947 by Aeolian-Skinner, the Methuen Great Organ, the first concert organ in the United States, is a unique example of the King of Instruments at its most impressive.