1932 Aeolian organ at Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC
1932 Aeolian organ at Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC

At the Opera #0521

An organist’s perspective on a grand and glorious repertoire for the musical stage.

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI (transcribed by Thomas Heywood): The Thieving Magpie Overture –Thomas Heywood (1998 Schantz/Moody Memorial FUMC, Galveston, TX) Pro Organo CD 7168

JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU: Dances from Hippolyte et Aricie and Les Indes GalantesFranck Besingrand (1741 Moucherel; 1754 Lépine/Église de la Nativité de la Sainte-Vierge, Cintegabelle, France) Pavane ADW 7421

RICHARD WAGNER (transcribed by Franz Liszt): Pilgrim’s Chorus, from TannhäuserEdgar Krapp (1981 Eisenbarth/Dom St. Stephan, Passau, Germany) Eurodisc CD-610031

GIUSEPPE VERDI: Grand March, from AidaNoel Rawsthorne (1962 Harrison & Harrison/Coventry Cathedral, England, UK) EMI Classics CDC 47764

JULES MASSENET (arranged by Stoltzman): Nina’s Aria, from ChérubinMichele Gingras, cl; Randy Runyon (1968 Schantz/Immanuel Presbyterian, Cincinnati, OH) R&R CD-001

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: My heart at thy sweet voice, from Samson & DelilahWalt Strony (1928 Wurlitzer/Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI) Strony Concerts CD-3

FERDINAND HEROLD: Zampa Overture –Ron Rhode (1929 Kimball/Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA) Roxy Productions CD-105

GIUSEPPE VERDI (transcribed by Foschini): Di tale amor che dirsi, from Il Trovatore. GIUSEPPE VERDI (transcribed by Fumagalli): Offertory, from Giovanna di GuzmanStefano Molardi (1797 Bossi/Roncole Verdi, Busseto, Italy) Tactus CD-812202

RICHARD STRAUSS (arranged by Parkins): Elektra Paraphrase –Robert Parkins (1932 Aeolian/Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC) Gothic G49096

GEORGES BIZET: Carmen Overture –Kalevi Kiviniemi (1980 Virtanen/Cathedral, Turku, Finland) Art Inn CD-107