1999 Fisk/Benaroya Hall, Seattle
1999 Fisk/Benaroya Hall, Seattle
C. B. Fisk

AGO Seattle 2022 (VI) #2409

. . . featuring David Briggs and the C. B. Fisk pipe organ at Benaroya Hall.

Hour 1

J. S. BACH (arr. Briggs):  Toccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565 (with a huge improvised B-A-C-H-based cadenza).  W. A. MOZARTAndante in F, K. 616. FRANZ LISZT (trans. Guillou). Symphonic Poem No. 5, Prometheus --David Briggs (r. 7/3/22)

DAVID BRIGGS:  Kyrie eleison, fr Requiem –Euphony Choir; Northern Chamber Orchestra/Richard Tanner; Greg Morris (1969 Walker-2002 Wood/Blackburn Cathedral, England) Chestnut Music 002

Filler – MOZART (see above)

Hour 2

MAURICE RAVEL (trans. Briggs):  Ma Mere l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite)PIERRE COCHEREAU (improvisations, reconstructed by Briggs):  Suite Liturgique a Notre-Dame de ParisEntrée Grande Orgue (Pentecost 1964); Offertoire (Assumption 1962): Elevation-Flutes (Assumption 1962); Communion-Récit de Cornet (Assumption 1962); Communion (Pentecost 1964); Sortie (Assumption 1962) –David Briggs (r. 7/3/22)

Filler – BACH (see above)

Recorded during the 2022 American Guild of Organists National Convention in Seattle, Mr. Briggs’ primary performance here, the convention’s Saint Cecilia Recital, was underwritten by the AGO’s Marianne Webb Endowment and features C. B. Fisk Opus 114, an 83-rank mechanical-action instrument of three manuals and pedal, inaugurated in 2000.  The next AGO National Convention takes place in San Francisco, California, June 30-July 4, 2024.

Continuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Lucinda and Wesley Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, from Jan and Steve Kirchner, from the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, and from listener-contributors to this public radio station.  Support also comes from C. B. Fisk, Inc. of Gloucester, MA and Foley-Baker, Incorporated, of Tollund, CT, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond.  An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.