2003 Létourneau organ at St. Andrew UMC, Plano, Texas
2003 Létourneau organ at St. Andrew UMC, Plano, Texas

Inaugural Pleasures #0401

We rejoice in new sounds for the new year by sampling recent installations in live concert recordings. Joyce Jones plays the four-manual Letourneau organ at Saint Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas; David Schrader exploits the twenty-three voices in the Jaeckel organ at Saint Mary’s Episcopal in Park Ridge, Illinois; and Marcus Saint Julian sets the wild echoes flying with the 35-stop Dobson organ at Saint Joseph Abbey in Saint Benedict, Louisiana. They only happen once, so click and listen to these Inaugural Pleasures.

CÉSAR FRANCK: Prelude, Fugue and Variation. PHILIP JAMES: Méditation a Ste. Clothilde. CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Toccata in F, from Symphony Number 5 –Marcus Saint Julien (2000 Dobson/St. Joseph Abbey, Saint Benedict, LA) recorded October 8, 2001

WILLIAM THOMAS BEST: Postlude. SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Vesper Voluntaries, selected. RAFFAELE MANARI: Concert Etude on Salve ReginaDavid Schrader (2000 Jaeckel/St. Mary Episcopal, Park Ridge, IL) recorded November 19, 2000

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Rejoice, beloved Christians, S. 734. JOHN NESS BECK: Psalm Anthem, God is our refuge and strength –Chancel Choir, Bradley Reznicek, organ. SETH BINGHAM: Twilight at Fiesole. MARCEL DUPRÉ;: Variations on a Noël –Joyce Jones (2003 Létourneau/St. Andrew UMC, Plano, TX) recorded September 7, 2003