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The Great Organ At St. Mary's Cathedral / John Balka


Release Date: 03/05/2002 
Label:  Reference Recordings   Catalog #: 98   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jeremiah ClarkeJohann Gottfried WaltherClaude-Béninge BalbastreJulius Reubke,   ... 
Performer:  John Balka
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Performer:  John Balka (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Organ solo in B minor "del Signor Megck" by Johann Gottfried Walther
Performer:  John Balka (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3.
Noël with variations by Claude-Béninge Balbastre
Performer:  John Balka (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Organ in C minor "94th Psalm": Fugue by Julius Reubke
Performer:  John Balka (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
5.
Symphony for Organ no 9 in c/C, Op. 70 "Gothic": 2nd movement, Andante sostenuto by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  John Balka (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1895; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
6.
Pieces (10) for Organ: no 8, Scherzo in E major/G minor by Eugene Gigout
Performer:  John Balka (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
7.
Carillon-Sortie for Organ in D major by Henri Mulet
Performer:  John Balka (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
8.
Shall we gather at the river by Dale Wood
Performer:  John Balka (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
9.
Simple Gifts by Wilbur Held
Performer:  John Balka (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
10.
Dawn by Cyril Jenkins
Performer:  John Balka (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
11.
Pièces (24) en style libre, Op. 31: no 21, Carillon de Longpont by Louis Vierne
Performer:  John Balka (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913-1914; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Suite in D major (version for organ): Suite in D major: IV. The Prince of Denmark's March, "Trumpet Voluntary" (version for organ)
Organ Concerto in B minor, LV 133 (after Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in E minor, RV 275): I. Allegro
Organ Concerto in B minor, LV 133 (after Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in E minor, RV 275): II. Adagio
Organ Concerto in B minor, LV 133 (after Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in E minor, RV 275): III. Allegro
Recueil de noels formant 4 suittes: Suite No. 2: I. Votre bonte grand Dieu
Organ Sonata in C minor, "Psalm 94": III. Fugue
Symphonie gothique, Op. 70: II. Andante sostenuto
10 Pieces: No. 8. Scherzo in E major
Carillon-Sortie
Simple Gifts
Shall We Gather at the River
Dawn
Pieces de fantaisie, Suite No. 3, Op. 54: No. 6. Carillon de Westminster

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