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Midnight in the Grand Court, Lord & Taylor / Conte


Release Date: 04/11/2006 
Label:  Gothic Records   Catalog #: 49247   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sir Edward ElgarRichard WagnerClaude DebussyLouis Vierne,   ... 
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Midnight in the Grand Court is a magic hour. Only at this hushed time can the Wanamaker organ be heard in its full beauty. This recording offers you the opportunity to enjoy the infinite variety of kaleidoscopic possibilities flowing from the throats of 28,482 pipes --- recorded at midnight. - Gothic Records Midnight in the Grand Court is a magic hour. Only at this hushed time can the Wanamaker organ be heard in its full beauty. This recording offers you the opportunity to enjoy the infinite variety of kaleidoscopic possibilities flowing from the throats of 28,482 pipes --- recorded at midnight. - Gothic Records Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Pageant of Empire: Empire March by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1924; England 
Venue:  Lord & Taylor, Philadelphia, PA 
Notes: Arranger: Peter Richard Conte. 
2. Sospiri, Op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
Venue:  Lord & Taylor, Philadelphia, PA 
Notes: Arranger: Peter Richard Conte. 
3. Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Venue:  Lord & Taylor, Philadelphia, PA 
Notes: Arranger: Edwin Lemare. 
4. Arabesques (2) for Piano: no 1 in E major, Andante con moto by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
Venue:  Lord & Taylor, Philadelphia, PA 
Notes: Arranger: Marcel Cellier. 
5. Pièces de fantaisie - Suite no 2, Op. 53: 5th movement, Claire de lune by Louis Vierne
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; France 
Venue:  Lord & Taylor, Philadelphia, PA 
6. Shylock Suite, Op. 57: no 3, Nocturne by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; France 
Venue:  Lord & Taylor, Philadelphia, PA 
Notes: Arranger: Robert Christian Hebble. 
7. Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Peter Richard Conte (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
Venue:  Lord & Taylor, Philadelphia, PA 
Notes: Arranger: Peter Richard Conte. 

Sound Samples

Empire March (arr. P.R. Conte)
Sospiri, Op. 70 (arr. P.R. Conte)
Homage to Fritz Kreisler (Londonderry Air)
Tristan und Isolde (arr. E.H. Lemare): Tristan und Isolde, Act III: Isolde's Liebestod (arr. E.H. Lemare)
2 Arabesques (arr. A. Cellier): 2 Arabesques: No. 1 in E major (arr. A. Cellier)
Pieces de fantaisie, Suite No. 2, Op. 53: V. Clair de lune
Shylock, Op. 57 (arr. R. Hebble): Shylock, Op. 57: V. Nocturne (arr. R. Hebble)
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, "St. Anthony Variations" (arr. P.R. Conte): Theme: Chorale St. Antoni: Andante
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, "St. Anthony Variations" (arr. P.R. Conte): Variation 1: Andante con moto
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, "St. Anthony Variations" (arr. P.R. Conte): Variation 2: Vivace
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, "St. Anthony Variations" (arr. P.R. Conte): Variation 3: Con moto
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, "St. Anthony Variations" (arr. P.R. Conte): Variation 4: Andante
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, "St. Anthony Variations" (arr. P.R. Conte): Variation 5: Poco presto
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, "St. Anthony Variations" (arr. P.R. Conte): Variation 6: Vivace
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, "St. Anthony Variations" (arr. P.R. Conte): Variation 7: Grazioso
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, "St. Anthony Variations" (arr. P.R. Conte): Variation 8: Poco presto
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, "St. Anthony Variations" (arr. P.R. Conte): Finale: Andante

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