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Fretless

New member
Complete Works for Organ by Jehan Alain, played by Marie-Clair Alain
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PKG522/ref=oss_product

I hope it's good. The YouTube samples I found were very good, and I don't even recall how I got on to his work, but it grabbed me right away.

I'm looking for other organ works. What would you recommend? Pieces/performances?
My father was an organist (graduate of Lawrence University but I don't recall when--I think in the 50s). He passed away 23 years ago, when I was only 17. I am now finding myself craving organ music, though I believe he was of a more appreciator of the traditional tonal vein of music.
I already have the five-disc complete Messiaen works, but that's about it.

My father used to play the famous Widor toccata, and I had it played at my wedding as recessional music. I'm kind of an open book to organ music, so, looking for the best stuff.

I'm sorry to say he was a demonstrator/advocate for electronic organs (I believe it was Allen), which I think is probably a bit of blasphemy for the pipe organ aficionados here. C'est la vie.
 

Fretless

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I'm quite looking forward to digging into it. I am saving it for the right moment/mindset.
I don't have any Bach yet, and I quite like the organ bits in the opening sinfonia of Handel's Saul.
 

Contratrombone64

Admiral of Fugues
Ah Bach, well I own all his music (PDF format, thousands of pages of music) and four complete sets of his organ music on CD (Walcha, Fagius, Vad and Ritchie) all of which I adore for various reasons.
 

Contratrombone64

Admiral of Fugues
Look - for a very small sum of money you can actually buy all Bach's music on a 155 CD collection, by Brilliant Classics. The organ section of this enormous set is worth it for the small amount of money you pay for the 155 CDs, as it's played by the wonderful Swedish organist, Hans Fagius. I'm not sure if Brilliant Classics still sells it unfortunately but you might be lucky and pick it up on Amazon or eBay (for a song).
 

Soubasse

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Complete Works for Organ by Jehan Alain, played by Marie-Clair Alain
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PKG522/ref=oss_product

I hope it's good. The YouTube samples I found were very good, and I don't even recall how I got on to his work, but it grabbed me right away.

I'm hoping to save up for that set myself one day. Next year is the 100th birthday of Jehan Alain and I for one sincerely hope to get to Switzerland to see/hear and (shock) perhaps even play the restored Alain organ in Romainmotier. His music has been very important to me for a long time, there is something deeply affecting and singular about it (for me anyway).

Enjoy those discs!
 
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