The 1864 Hook organ facade at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Mass..
The 1864 Hook organ facade at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Mass..
Gavin Klein

An O.H.S. Sampler #9728

Featuring recordings of 19th-century instruments from the archives of the Organ Historical Society, with comments from its Executive Director William Van Pelt.

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Paraphrase on Handel’s See the conquering hero comes –Earl Miller, organ. CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Allegro vivace, from Symphony Number 5, Opus 42 –Brenda Fraser, organ. FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Spring Song –Earl Miller, organ. J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, In Dir ist Freude, S. 645 –Ronald Stalford, organ. WILHELM TSCHIRCH: Festival Fantasia in C –Earl Miller (1864 E. & G.G. Hook/Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA)

HORATIO PARKER: Scherzino, Opus 66, number 3 –Gary Zwicky (1872 Johnson/Mayfair UMC, Chicago, IL)

EUGENE THAYER: Concert Sonata Number 5 in c, Opus 45 –Rosalind Mohnsen (1874 Johnson/Trinitarian Congregational, Gilbertville, MA) WOLFGANG RÜBSAM: Improvisation on Chicago, ChicagoWolfgang Rübsam (1875 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings/Scottish Rite Cathedral, Chicago, IL)

CÉSAR FRANCK: Piece heroiqueRobert Noehren (1871 Hook/St. Alphonsus RCC, New York, NY)

KENNETH LEIGHTON: Fanfare –David Engen (1877 Johnson & Son/Our Lady of Good Counsel Abbey, Mankato, MN)

TRADITIONAL: Hymn, Let all mortal flesh keep silenceRobert Bates (1861 E. & G.G. Hook/Holy Cross RCC, Marine City, MI)

Filler –LOUIS BOURGEOIS: Hymn, Rendez a dieu [Father we thank thee]

For more information concerning the Organ Historical Society and its activities, publications and available recordings visit the Organ Historical Society.


This program was originally issued as #8606 in February 1986.