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In Light Or Darkness / Buzard

Mendelssohn / Schubert / Buzard
Release Date: 06/29/2010 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3406   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnFranz SchubertStephen PaulusLouis Vierne,   ... 
Performer:  Stephen Buzard
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Buzard Pipe Organ, "Op. 37" is not a composition but an instrument. Stephen Buzard is the organist from a family of organ builders and organists and he performs on this world premiere recording of the Op. 37. This is a stunning program, designed to allow the Op. 37 to be heard in its wide range of colors. Mr. Buzard’s brilliance as a performer, with a deep understanding of the music and the instrument, is unmistakable. But a surprise standout gem that lingers in the memory is his own transcription of Schubert's "Du Bist die Ruh." The Buzard Pipe Organ, "Op. 37" is not a composition but an instrument. Stephen Buzard is the organist from a family of organ builders and organists and he performs on this world premiere recording of the Op. 37. This is a stunning program, designed to allow the Op. 37 to be heard in its wide range of colors. Mr. Buzard’s brilliance as a performer, with a deep understanding of the music and the instrument, is unmistakable. But a surprise standout gem that lingers in the memory is his own transcription of Schubert's "Du Bist die Ruh." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65: no 4 in B flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Stephen Buzard (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
Venue:  Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington 
Length: 13 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2. Du bist die Ruh, D 776/Op. 59 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Stephen Buzard (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3. Blithely breezing along, for organ by Stephen Paulus
Performer:  Stephen Buzard (Organ)
Written: 2008 
Venue:  Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington 
Length: 6 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4. Symphony for Organ no 3 in F minor, Op. 28 by Louis Vierne
Performer:  Stephen Buzard (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912; France 
Venue:  Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington 
Length: 13 Minutes 43 Secs. 
5. Sonata for Organ in C minor "94th Psalm" by Julius Reubke
Performer:  Stephen Buzard (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Germany 
Venue:  Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington 
Length: 24 Minutes 34 Secs. 
6. Psalm-Preludes (3) for Organ, Set 2 by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Stephen Buzard (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; England 
Venue:  Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Organ Sonata in B flat major, Op. 65, No. 4: I. Allegro con brio
Organ Sonata in B flat major, Op. 65, No. 4: II. Andante religioso
Organ Sonata in B flat major, Op. 65, No. 4: III. Allegretto
Organ Sonata in B flat major, Op. 65, No. 4: IV. Allegro maestoso e vivace
Du bist die Ruh, Op. 59, No. 3, D. 776 (arr. S. Buzard)
Baronian Suite: Blithely Breezing Along
Organ Symphony No. 3 in F sharp minor, Op. 28: IV. Adagio
Organ Symphony No. 3 in F sharp minor, Op. 28: V. Final
3 Psalm-Preludes, Set 2, Op. 32: No. 2. Yea, the darkness is no darkness with Thee, "Psalm 139"
Organ Sonata in C minor, "Psalm 94"

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