1911 Wanamaker Organ at Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1911 Wanamaker Organ at Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Seeing is Believing #1128

…Though organists often are invisible when they play, some recent DVD productions showcase both the performance and the performer.

Hour 1

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in g, BuxWV 163 –Gustav Leonhardt (1655 Schonat/Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Sony Classical SK 86973

FRANZ TUNDER: Praeludium in g –Sietze de Vries (1695 Schnitger/ Village Church, Noordwolde, The Netherlands) JSB Records 2010

PIET RIPPEN: Groningen Historical SuiteEuwe & Sybolt De Jong (1854 Smits/St. Mary Church, Aarle-Rixtel, The Netherlands) STPOP 2007/1

LOUIS VIERNE: Naiades, from Pieces de Fantasie, Opus 55, number 4 –Dame Gillian Weir (1976 Grönlunds/Hedvig Eleonora Church, Stockholm, Sweden) Priory PRCD7001

LOUIS VIERNE: Fantomes, from Pieces de Fantasie, Opus 54, number 4 –Olivier Latry (1954 Aeolian-Skinner; 2008 Quimby/Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York, NY) Pro Organo CD 7250

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS: Fantasie in E-flat –Daniel Roth (1862 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France) Organ Promotion 6002

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS: The Swan, from Carnival of Animals. ERIC COATES: Dambusters March –Colin Walsh (1898 Henry Willis/Lincoln Cathedral, England, UK) Priory DVD-4

KENNETH LEIGHTON: PaeanStephen Cleobury (1968 Harrison & Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK) Priory DVD-3

Filler –DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE (see above)

Hour 2

LOUIS-JAMES-ALFRED LEFÉBURE-WÉLY: March in –Jung-A Lee (1998 Zimmer/St. John Lutheran, Orange, CA) Music Mission International 31014

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY: Dance of the Sugar-plum FairyJung-A Lee (1977 Wicks; 2005 Eurotech/Geneva Presbyterian, Laguna Hills, CA) Music Mission International 31014

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Ballet –Keith Chapman (1911 Wanamaker/Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, PA) FOWO 2010

WILLEM VAN TWILLERT: Fantasy, Laat komen Heer, uw rijkWillem van Twillert (1743 Hinsz/Bovenkerk, Kampen, The Netherlands) STPOP 2005/2

J.S. BACH: Contrapunctus Number 11, from Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 –George Ritchie (2006 Richards, Fowkes/Pinnacle Presbyterian, Scottsdale, AZ) FSF-DVD-0001

JOHN BLOW: Voluntary in a –Daniel Moult (c.1690 Anonymous/Addlington Hall, England, UK) FSF-DVD-0002

PHILIP HART: Fugue in a –Daniel Moult (1747 Parker/St. James Chapel, Great Packington, England, UK) FSF-DVD-0002

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Outburst of Joy, from Ascension Suite –Daniel Moult (1889 Anneessens; 1968 Laycock & Bannister; 2006 Nicholson/Bridlington Priory, Bridlington, England, UK) FSF-DVD-0003

EUGENE GIGOUT: Scherzo in e; Toccata in b –John Scott Whiteley (1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin/York Minster, England, UK) Priory DVD-2

CHARLES DAWES: Melody. FLOR PEETERS: Lied to the Sun, from Lied Symphony, Opus 66 –Ian Tracey (1926 Henry Willis & Sons/Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK) Priory DVD-1

Filler –EUGENE GIGOUT: Scherzo (see above)