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From the Ashes: Music from Somers Congregational Church / Rakich, Schiano, Shearer


Release Date: 02/12/2016 
Label:  Loft Recordings   Catalog #: 1146   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachChrista RakichJames WoodmanGeorg Bohm,   ... 
Performer:  Christa RakichGreig ShearerKathleen Schiano
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the early morning of January 1, 2012, the Somers Congregational Church burned to the ground as a result of arson. In May of 2014, after two long years of struggle, the church was finally rebuilt, and dedicated, and a new Richards-Fowkes organ was placed in the sanctuary. The organ and acoustics of the room are ideal for chamber music and performance of solo organ literature. The recorded program includes works for cello and organ, flute and organ, as well as a thorough demonstration of the organ alone. Artists are Christa Rakich, organist and artist-in-residence at the Congregational Church of Somers, Kathleen Schiano, cellist, and Greig Shearer, flute. In the early morning of January 1, 2012, the Somers Congregational Church burned to the ground as a result of arson. In May of 2014, after two long years of struggle, the church was finally rebuilt, and dedicated, and a new Richards-Fowkes organ was placed in the sanctuary. The organ and acoustics of the room are ideal for chamber music and performance of solo organ literature. The recorded program includes works for cello and organ, flute and organ, as well as a thorough demonstration of the organ alone. Artists are Christa Rakich, organist and artist-in-residence at the Congregational Church of Somers, Kathleen Schiano, cellist, and Greig Shearer, flute. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christa Rakich (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
2.
Hommage ŕ Pachelbel: Variations on St. Denio by Christa Rakich
Performer:  Christa Rakich (Organ)
3.
Trio Sonata for Organ no 5 in C major, BWV 529 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christa Rakich (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Basilica Triptych by James Woodman
Performer:  Greig Shearer (Flute), Christa Rakich (Organ)
6.
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Kathleen Schiano (Cello), Christa Rakich (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
7.
Chanson de nuit, Op. 15 no 1 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Kathleen Schiano (Cello), Christa Rakich (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; England 
8.
Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Kathleen Schiano (Cello), Christa Rakich (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; England 
9.
Prelude, Fugue and Variation for Organ in B minor, Op. 18 by César Franck
Performer:  Kathleen Schiano (Cello), Greig Shearer (Flute), Christa Rakich (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 

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