The nearly 62-minute CD features MSO organist and curator Samuel Hutchison in solo performances of some of the most beloved repertoire for the instrument, in which he displays the full color palette and tonal range of the Overture Concert Organ in the acoustically splendid setting of Overture Hall.
From the wonderfully soft melodies of J. Stuart Archerâ€™s arrangement of the familiar Londonderry Air, to the awe-inspiring power of Charles-Marie Widorâ€™s Toccata, this recording is a prime example of the thrilling majesty that â€œthe King of Instrumentsâ€ can attain.
â€œWe selected these works to delight both organ enthusiasts and casual listeners, with selections from Bach, Mozart and Handel as well as lesser-known composers,â€ Hutchison said. â€œThe recording shows the amazing tonal range and colors of the Overture Concert Organ.â€
The CD was recorded October 11-12, 2005 in Overture Hall, and produced by Marvin Nonn.
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1. Fanfare by Craig Sellar Lang
2. Flute Solo by Thomas Arne
3. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon) by George Friderick
4. Adagio, K.356 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
5. Leipzig Gigue, K.574 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
6. Noel Grand Jeux et Duo by Louis-Claude Dâ¿¿Aquin
7. Fantasy and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 by Johann Sebastian Bach
8. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (from Cantata 147) by Johann Sebast
9. Fantasie in E-flat by Camille Saint-Saens
10. Middlebury (from Two Folk Hymns) by Dale Wood
11. Ar Hyd y Nos (from Two Folk Hymns) by Dale Wood
12. Introduction & Passacaglia in D minor, Op. 56 by Max Reger
13. Londonderry Air by Traditional, arranged by J. Stuart Archer
14. Toccata (from Symphony No. 5) by Charles-Marie Widor