Cathedral Resonances #1432
…sometimes lofty, sometimes light-hearted, this music either was inspired by and/or performed in an awesome ambience.
LOUIS VIERNE: Cathédrales, Op. 55, no. 3, fr Pieces de Fantasie, Book IV –Ben van Oosten (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen Abbey, Rouen) Dabringhaus & Grimm 316 0847
SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Cathedral Windows, Op. 106, nos. 1-3 (Kyrie; Ave Maria; Resonet in Laudibus) –Stefan Engels (1930 Skinner/Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, OH) Priory 819
OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Apparition de l’eglise eternelle –Olivier Messiaen (1871 Cavaillé-Coll/Trinity Church, Paris) EMI Classics 67400
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (trans. Robin): La cathédrale engloutie, fr Preludes, Book I –Jean-Baptiste Robin (1929 Skinner/Museum Center at Union Depot, Cincinnati, OH) Brilliant Classics 94726
VIERNE: Les cloches de Hinckley, Op. 55, no. 6, fr Pieces de Fantasie, Book IV --Olivier Latry (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) BNL 112742
FREDERICK LOEWE: Get me to the church on time, fr My Fair Lady –Tom Hazleton (Wurlitzer/Merle Norman Tower, Sylmar, CA) Pro Arte 434
CARL HAHN: The Green Cathedral –Ron Rhode (1927 Barton/Iowa Theatre, Cedar Rapids, IA) Roxy Productions 103
GEOFFREY O’HARA: I walked today where Jesus walked –David Peckham (1925 Marr & Colton/Clemens Center Theatre, Elmira, NY) Veteran Hill Productions 1961
JULE STYNE: Sunday –David Peckham (Wurlitzer/Auditorium Theater, Rochester, NY) Veteran Hill Productions 6412
CHRISTOPHER STEEL: Changing Moods, Op. 59 –William Saunders (1881 Hunter/Cathedral of Saints Mary and Helen, Brentwood, England) Regent 346
SIR ARTHUR BLISS: Intermezzo, fr Miracle in the Gorbals –Tom Bell (1970 Harrison/Durham Cathedral, England) Regent 409
JULIAN PHILIPS: Church Music –Truro Cathedral Choir/Christopher Gray, director; Luke Bond (1887 Willis/Truro Cathedral) Regent 422
KARG-ELERT: Cathedral Windows, Op. 106, nos. 4-6 (Adeste fidelis; Saluto Angelico; Lauda Sion) –Hans Fagius (1928 Frobenius/Aarhus Cathedral, Denmark) Bis 1184
For adventuresome and broad-minded viewers, Paul Festa’s provocative film “Apparition of the Eternal Church” explores the unexpected responses of a variety of people to a first-time hearing of Olivier Messiaen’s mesmerizing 1931 score, a fascinating portrait of how people listen to music.
The Rochester (NY) Auditorium Theater Wurlitzer (see JULE STYNE above) is featured in a new season of concerts beginning September 14 with an appearance by Jonathan Ortloff, who played there in a previous PIPEDREAMS program).