We are proud to announce the release of the Wet version of the 1926 Madison Masonic Center Wangerin organ.
The wet version has been significantly voiced and edited in an attempt to restore the organ to like-new condition – we have fixed the bad notes and voicing problems caused over time by...
Long-time readers of this site may remember in years past I used to post rather frequently with audio clips of rare/new/privately recorded music for organ..
In recent years I have simply not made the time to do so as much - life has at times been far more complicated that it should have been...
I've been off these boards for quite some time, finally getting some time to post again...
I was privileged to be asked to give one of the 25 minute post-mass concerts at St. Louis. King of France RC in St. Paul, MN USA this past Tuesday, 10 Dec, 2013. Here are a couple of YouTube clips -...
I'm working on a sample set for HW, a fine old romantic Wangerin (similar to Skinner). Here are some links for demos:
GT Principal chorus
Choir Concert Flute 8
I can post a stoplist if you are interested...
A friend of mine has recently completed a set of 24 pieces, all playable on an organ with a compass of 45 notes, no pedal. He graciously allowed me to share some audio excerpts:
He Is Risen
Hope you enjoy them!
This piece was written in homage to the great French organ tradition, especially the sounds and aesthetic of the organs of Cavaille-Coll. The structure of the Fugue was influenced by the Fugues of Marcel Dupré, (especially op. 36 # 2 in Ab) and the Toccata of Maurice Durufle from his Suite op. 5...
Years ago while a composition student, I wrote these pieces... when I finally returned to school to finish the degree, I put them together to form a suite, which I performed at my Composition recital....
1 - Trio: Joy to the World
2 - Fughette: Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Well, several have given the "thumbs-up" to start this thread for rare/unusual repertoire (separate from the Symphonie thread).
So, I'll start it off with Claude Delvincourt's Marche d'Eglise.
Delvincourt was a contemporary and friend of Marcel Dupré. Sadly, he was killed in a car accident in...
I've been working on a Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, here's the first movement for your consideration:
1 - Maestoso
Instrumentation - Organ, strings, 3 tpts, celesta, percussion.
rendered in Finale 2006 (orchestra) and Hauptwerk 2.21 (organ)
I don't think that I've mentioned it here, but I'm in the process of writing a book on the Organ Symphonie. I've been doing research for over 5 years now, and have found a staggering number of works in the genre. I now have enough material to release the first edition of the book, and so am...
I've been gone from these parts for quite some time, as I was in the process of interviewing for a new position. I'm happy to report that I've finished that process, and that we're safely moved across the country to Madison, WI, where I'm now working at Asbury United...
Hello folks - I'm an organist/composer/church musician from Southern California USA. I've been active on email lists for organ enthusiasts since 1995, so I have a long history of using the internet to discuss music.
I serve a church full time as a musician, have my own publishing venture and...