1862 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Sulpice, Paris
1862 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Sulpice, Paris

Seventh Heaven #1926

…for the seventh day of the seventh month, scores by Widor, Rheinberger and Guilmant offer players and listeners a rainbow of tonal possibility!

Hour 1

EDWARD SHIPPEN BARNESEsquisse, fr Seven Sketches, Op. 34Adam Pajan (2004 Kegg/Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Canton, OH) Raven 149

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOROrgan Symphony No. 7, Op. 42, no. 3 (each of the work’s six movements is played by a different artist on a different instrument):
     Moderato(i.) –Christian Schmitt (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St, Ouen Abbey, Rouen) cpo 777 678
     Choral(ii.) –Pierre Pincemaille (1845 Cavaillé-Coll/La Madeleine, Paris) Solstice 183
     Andante/Allegretto (iii) –Christoph Maria Moosmann (2007 Späth/St. Georg Church, Riedlingen) Col Legno 20101
     Allegro non troppo(iv.) –Jeremy David Tarrant (2013 Casavant/1st Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood, MO) Raven 146
     Lento(v.) –Angela Kraft Cross (1880 Cavaillé-Coll/St. François-de-Sales, Lyon) Compass 7126
     Finale (vi.) –Daniel Roth (1862 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Sulpice, Paris) Fugue State 10

FILLER – WIDOR Moderato 1st movement (see above)

Hour 2

JOSEF RHEINBERGERSonata No. 7 in f, Op. 127
     Allegro (i.) –E. Power Biggs (Steinmeyer/Deutsches Museum, Munich) Columbia ML 5199 (LP)
     Andante (ii.) –Rudolf Innig (1888 Walcker/Stadtkirche, Winterthur, Switzerland) MD&G 317 0894
     Finale, Grave-Fuga (iii.) –Bruce Stevens (1868 Hook/Christ Church, Charlottesville, VA) Raven 993

ALEXANDRE GUILMANTSonata No. 7 in F, Op. 89
     Entrée (i.) & Lento assai (ii.) –Joris Verdin (1900 Willis/St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dundalk, Ireland) Ricercar 267
     Intermezzo (iii.) & Grand Choeur (iv.) –George Lartigau (1883 Puget/Saint Amans, Rodez) EMA 9514
     Cantabile (v.) & Final (vi.) –Ben van Oosten (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen, Rouen) MD&G 316 0340

FILLER – WIDOR Finale 6th movement (cpo 777 678)