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The Great Organ of St. Patrick's Cathedral / Donald Dumler


Release Date: 09/24/1996 
Label:  Gothic Records   Catalog #: 49081   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJeremiah ClarkePaul CrestonAnonymous,   ... 
Performer:  Donald Dumler
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This organ CD is always on the Gothic Records best-sellers list, year after year. With both popular and unusual works in his program, Cathedral Organist Donald Dumler strikes just the right balance of musical choices.

Both the Chancel and Grand Gallery Organs were built by Kilgen, and are controlled by two new "twin" five-manual consoles. With 177 stops and over 9,000 pipes, the organ is both a grand musical statement, and a priceless antique whose sounds evoke the ideals of organ building in the 1920's. - Gothic Records
This organ CD is always on the Gothic Records best-sellers list, year after year. With both popular and unusual works in his program, Cathedral Organist Donald Dumler strikes just the right balance of musical choices.

Both the Chancel and Grand Gallery Organs were built by Kilgen, and are controlled by two new "twin" five-manual consoles. With 177 stops and over 9,000 pipes, the organ is both a grand musical statement, and a priceless antique whose sounds evoke the ideals of organ building in the 1920's. - Gothic Records Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Donald Dumler (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2.
Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Performer:  Donald Dumler (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
Venue:  St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3.
Suite for Organ: Prelude by Paul Creston
Performer:  Donald Dumler (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4.
Pastorale by Anonymous
Performer:  Donald Dumler (Organ)
Venue:  St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Joseph W. Clokey 
5.
Toccata Prelude for Organ no 4 "Von Himmel hoch" by Garth Edmundson
Performer:  Donald Dumler (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
6.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Donald Dumler (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Venue:  St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
7.
Prelude et fugue sur le nom d'Alain, Op. 7 by Maurice Duruflé
Performer:  Donald Dumler (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; France 
Venue:  St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City 
Length: 12 Minutes 10 Secs. 
8.
Pieces (4) for Organ, Op. 37: no 4, Chorale in E major by Joseph Jongen
Performer:  Donald Dumler (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Belgium 
Venue:  St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
9.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Donald Dumler (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Venue:  St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
10.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Donald Dumler (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
Venue:  St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 9 Secs. 
11.
In Paradisum by Jean Yves Daniel-Lesur
Performer:  Donald Dumler (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Venue:  St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
12.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Donald Dumler (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
Venue:  St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City 
Length: 10 Minutes 0 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538, "Dorian"
Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
Suite in D major (version for organ): Suite in D major: IV. The Prince of Denmark's March, "Trumpet Voluntary" (version for organ)
Suite for Organ, Op. 70: I. Prelude
Pastorale (arr. J. Clokey)
Toccata-Prelude, "Von Himmel hoch"
Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40 (arr. for organ): Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Ombra mai fu, "Largo" (arr. for organ)
Prelude et fugue sur le nom d'Alain, Op. 7: Prelude
Prelude et fugue sur le nom d'Alain, Op. 7: Fugue
4 Pieces, Op. 37: No. 4. Choral
In paradisum
Thais (arr. for organ): Thais, Act II: Meditation (arr. for organ)
5 Military Marches, Op. 39, "Pomp and Circumstance" (arr. for organ): 5 Military Marches, Op. 39: No. 1 in D major, "Pomp and Circumstance" (arr. for organ)

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