1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
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Beyond Words #2418

. . . many composers prove surprisingly capable of telling extraordinary stories with their music.

Hour 1

2010 Wech Pipe Organ Queen Anne Lutheran Church Seattle, WA
2010 Wech Pipe Organ Queen Anne Lutheran Church Seattle, WA
Robert Wech

FRANZ TUNDERToccata in gJ. S. BACH:  Chorale-prelude, Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 634.  GEORGE WALKERLiebster Jesu, wir sind hierPAUL SIFLERThe Despair & Agony of DachauMARIELBA NUNEZ/PAMELA-RUITER FEENSTRA: The mouth of the dragonANA AVILA/RUITER-FEENSTRA: Agency Crescendo & Metro Asphyxiation. RUITER-FEENSTRARays of Hope. CONNOR CHEEHózhó/Life Balance.  B. E. BOYTKINSing the Word God ImaginesPamela Ruiter-Feenstra (2010 Wech/Queen Anne Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA) PD Archive (r. 7/7/22)Ruiter-Feenstra understands music’s power in revealing contemporary truths.  This performance was recorded at part of AGO Seattle 2022. The next AGO National Convention takes place in San Francisco (June 30-July 4, 2024).

Filler – RUITER-FEENSTRA: Our Time-Me, too! 

Hour 2

JOSEPH CLOKEY:  3 Pieces (Bell Prelude, Twilight Moth, & Legend) –Janet Hamilton (1930 Skinner/Central Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY) Hamilton 2002

EDWARD BAIRSTOWLegendAdam Pajan (2004 Kegg/Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Canton, OH) Raven 149

OLIVIER MESSIAENApparition de l’eglese eternelleOlivier Latry (1868 Cavaillé-Coll with additions/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France) DG 486 1466.  For an off-beat reflection of the Messiaen score, check out Paul Festa’s Apparition of the Eternal Church, a provocative and award-winning cinematic exploration of thirty-one very varied personal reactions to this unique and marvelous piece.

FRANZ LISZT (trans. Vernet & Cabasso):  Les Préludes Laurent Cabasso, piano; Olivier Vernet (1874 Cavaillé-Coll+1959 Debierre/Cathedral of St. Maurice, Angers, France) Ligia Digital 0104226-11

Filler – MESSIAEN (see above)

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