The 1985 Fisk organ at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich..
The 1985 Fisk organ at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich..
John Roper

Going On Record #9601

A New Year’s review of some of the most recently available organ music on compact disc, a ‘host’s choice‘.

JOHANN PACHELBEL: Magnificat Primi Toni –Irvin West, cantor; Marilyn Mason (1985 C.B. Fisk/Moore Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI) MHS CD-513925

CÉSAR FRANCK: Cantabile –Kent Tritle (1993 Mander/St. Ignatius Loyola RCC, New York, NY) Epiphany CD-04

MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Gloria, from Messe Cum Jubilo, Opus 5 –Michel Piquemal Vocal Ensemble; Orchestre de la Cite de Paris, Michel Piquemal, conductor; Eric Lebrun (1894 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Antoine des Quinze-Vingts, Paris, France) Naxos 8.55319

Spokane Organists, Unlimited!

MICHAEL BURKHARDT: Hosanna, loud hosanna –Joseph Klice (1951 Möller/Westminster UCC, Spokane, WA) Spokane AGO CD-5001

HELMUT WALCHA: Fling wide the door –Keith Thomas (1978 Balcom & Vaughan/Heritage Congregational Church, Spokane, WA) Spokane AGO CD-5001

MURRAY C. BRADSHAW: Lo, how a rose –Elizabeth Gale (1971 Balcom & Vaughan/Covenant Christian Church, Spokane, WA) Spokane AGO CD-5001

PAUL MANZ: God of grace –Charles Frost (1993 Schantz/First Presbyterian, Spokane, WA) Spokane AGO CD-5001

HORATIO PARKER: Concert Piece Number 2, Opus 28 –Albert Ahlstrom (1895 Müller & Abel/St. Joseph - Yorkville, New York, NY) Raven OAR-340

KATHLEEN SCHEIDE: Gnostic IncantationKathleen Scheide (1897 Hutchings/Basilica of our Lady of Perpetual Help “Mission Church”, Boston, MA) Raven OAR-350

GUY WEITZ: Finale, from Organ Symphony Number 2 –Paul Derrett (1933 Henry Willis & Sons; 2004 Harrison/Hereford Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD410

JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: Prelude & Fugue in C –Craig Cramer (1965 Beuchet-Debierre/St. Peter Cathedral, Angouleme, France) Arkay AR6146

NIGEL OGDEN: Penguins’ PlaytimeMalcolm Archer (1909 Norman & Beard/Town Hall. Lancaster, England, UK) Priory PRCD400

TODD WILSON: Come down, o love divine –Choir and Brass of Church of the Covenant, Karen Holtkamp, conductor; Todd Wilson (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Church of the Covenant, Cleveland, OH) Covenant CD-1001

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Toccata in F, from Symphony Number 5 –Chicago Brass Quintet; Paul Vander Weele (1963 Casavant Frères/North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL) Centaur CD-2221