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Eight Historic Pipe Organs Of The Copper Country / Christina Harmon

Bach / Sibelius / Long / Harmon
Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Raven Recordings   Catalog #: 928   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJean SibeliusSamuel LongClarence Eddy,   ... 
Performer:  Christina Harmon
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Though the several rare and even fine historic organs featured on this CD are worth the price of admission, former students and friends of the late Dr. Robert Anderson, renowned for decades as an organ teacher in Dallas at Southern Methodist University, will delight in hearing the very first recording of Anderson's composition, Theme and Variations, created in 1958 and dedicated to Anderson's teacher, Robert Baker.

Other rarely recorded (perhaps for the first time here, recorded on CD) are works by mid-20th-century Americans Everett Titcomb and Powell Weaver, who summered in the Keweenaw and composed the Copper Country Sketches for publication in 1948. The charming Fantaisie sur un thème norvégien by Jean
Read more Langlais is another rarely recorded inclusion on this CD, so appropriate for the 1916 Casavant upon which it is played.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Organ solo in G major, BWV 592: 1st movement, Ohne bezeichnung by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
3.
Voluntary in A major by Samuel Long
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
4.
Festival Prelude for Organ on "Old Hundred" by Clarence Eddy
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
5.
Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes (3) for Organ: no 2, Rhosymedre by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; England 
6.
Regina coeli by Everett Titcomb
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
7.
Ave Maria by Anonymous
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
Period: Medieval 
8.
Copper Country Sketches: Passacaglia "Iron Mountain" by Powell Weaver
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
9.
Copper Country Sketches: Toccata "Lake Superior" by Powell Weaver
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
10.
Variations for Organ on "The Morning Trumpet" by Christina Harmon
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
11.
Andante in G major by Karl Zöllner
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
12.
Koppången by Anonymous
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
13.
Theme with Variations by Robert T. Anderson
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
14.
Preludes and Fugues (3) for Organ, Op. 37: no 2 in G major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
15.
Pieces (24) for Organ/Harmonium: no 18, Fantaisie sur un thème norvégien by Jean Langlais
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
16.
Highland Cathedral by Michael Korb
Performer:  Christina Harmon (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1982 

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