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Historical Organs Of Southeastern Massachusetts

Saint-saens / Widor / Jongen
Release Date: 07/09/2013 
Label:  Organ Historical   Catalog #: 5   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  H. Alexander MatthewsEdward MacDowellTraditionalM. Searle Wright,   ... 
Performer:  Brian JonesPeter KrasinskiCheryl DrewesThomas W. D. Guthrie,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This diverse 4-CD collection features stellar performances by 37 different organists. More than just a memento of the convention, this is an important documentation of many historic organs that have never before been recorded. The included booklet describes each track in much detail, giving information about each performer, the organ being played, and composers. - Organ Historical This diverse 4-CD collection features stellar performances by 37 different organists. More than just a memento of the convention, this is an important documentation of many historic organs that have never before been recorded. The included booklet describes each track in much detail, giving information about each performer, the organ being played, and composers. - Organ Historical Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Five Wayside Impressions in New England: A Song of the Sea by H. Alexander Matthews
Performer:  Brian Jones (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Church of the Pilgrimage, UCC, Plymouth 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2. Sea Pieces, Op. 55: no 3, AD 1620 by Edward MacDowell
Performer:  Brian Jones (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; USA 
Venue:  Church of the Pilgrimage, UCC, Plymouth 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
3. O God, beneath thy guiding hand by Traditional
Performer:  Brian Jones (Organ)
Venue:  Church of the Pilgrimage, UCC, Plymouth 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
4. Lyric Rhapsody, for organ by M. Searle Wright
Performer:  Peter Krasinski (Organ)
Venue:  First Church of Christ, Scientist, Provi 
Length: 10 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5. Response, for organ, L. 9/22 (from "Compositions (3)") by George W. Chadwick
Performer:  Cheryl Drewes (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1890 
Venue:  North Congregational Church, UCC, North 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
6. The Baltimore Todolo, rag for piano by Eubie Blake
Performer:  Cheryl Drewes (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1910; United States of Ame 
Venue:  North Congregational Church, UCC, North 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
7. Welcome the Nation's Guest, for organ by Oliver Shaw
Performer:  Thomas W. D. Guthrie (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  First Christian Congregational Church, S 
Length: 7 Minutes 3 Secs. 
8. Festal March, for organ by Frederick Scotson Clark
Performer:  Richard Hill (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Unity Church, North Easton 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
9. Ontwaak, gij die slaapt (Gezang 462), for organ by Klaas Bolt
Performer:  Kevin Birch (Organ)
Venue:  Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, North East 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
10. Sonata No. 13 in E flat, Op. 161: 2. Canzone by Joseph Rheinberger
Performer:  Bruce Stevens (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  St. Jude the Apostle (formerly St. Jacqu 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
11. Sonata No. 13 in E flat, Op. 161: 3. Intermezzo by Joseph Rheinberger
Performer:  Bruce Stevens (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  St. Jude the Apostle (formerly St. Jacqu 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
12. Sonata No. 13 in E flat, Op. 161: 4. Fugue by Joseph Rheinberger
Performer:  Bruce Stevens (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  St. Jude the Apostle (formerly St. Jacqu 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
13. Petit Prélude in G Minor: Aria by Joseph Jongen
Performer:  Kimberly Ann Hess (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Venue:  St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Fall R 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
14. Elevation for organ No. 2 in C minor by Edouard Batiste
Performer:  Kimberly Ann Hess (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Fall R 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
15. Celeste, for organ by Kevin Kissinger
Performer:  Kevin Kissinger (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Good Shepherd Parish (R.C.), Fall River 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
16. Sonatina for organ in D major by Padre Davide da Bergamo (
Performer:  Marc Steinbach (Organ)
Venue:  St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Fall River 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
17. Three Impressions, Op. 72: 1. Harmonies du Soir by Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Performer:  Lorenz Maycher (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  First Congregational Church, Fall River 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
18. Elegy by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Performer:  SharonRose Pfeiffer (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  First Congregational Church, Middleboro 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
19. Hymnset: Deep in Our Hearts by Samuel Adler
Performer:  SharonRose Pfeiffer (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  First Congregational Church, Middleboro 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
20. Pieces (3) for Withycombe by Philip Moore
Performer:  Peter Crisafulli (Organ)
Venue:  First Congregational Church, Rochester 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
21. Hexachordum Apollinis: no 6, Aria Sebaldina for Organ in F minor by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Judith Conrad (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1699; Germany 
Venue:  United Methodist Church, Marion 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
22. Let There Be Light, hymn (on the tune Concord) by Traditional
Performer:  Dwight Thomas (Organ)
Venue:  Unitarian Memorial Church, Fairhaven, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
23. Dawn, for organ by Cyril Jenkins
Performer:  Dwight Thomas (Organ)
Venue:  Unitarian Memorial Church, Fairhaven, MA 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
24. Symphony for Organ no 4 in F major, Op. 13 no 4: 4th movement, Scherzo by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Jr. George Bozeman (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1876; France 
Venue:  First Congregational Church, Fairhaven 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
25. Variations on Three Hymn Tunes: Sine Nomine by John Weaver
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1994 
Venue:  St. Casimir Roman Catholic Church, Brock 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
26. Variations on "God Save the King" for organ by Charles Wesley
Performer:  Barbara Owen (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799 
Venue:  Berkley Congregational Church, Berkley 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
27. Fiori musicali di diverse compositioni: no 18, Toccata avanti la Messa degli Apostoli by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Frances Conover Fitch (Organ)
Venue:  1st Parish Church, Duxbury, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
28. Winds Be Still, hymn (on the tune Lead Me Lord) by Traditional
Performer:  Frances Conover Fitch (Organ)
Venue:  1st Parish Church, Duxbury, MA 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
29. Fantasy and Fugue for Keyboard in C minor, Wq 119 no 7/H 103 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Robert Barney (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1754; Berlin, Germany 
Venue:  Christ Church (Episcopal), Swansea 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
30. Douze Pièces Nouvelles: Fiat Lux by Théodore Dubois
Performer:  Robert Barney (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Christ Church (Episcopal), Swansea 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
31. 11 Chorale preludes, Op. 122: O Gott, du frommer Gott by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lois Regestein (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Germany 
Venue:  St. John's Episcopal Church, Taunton 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
32. Saint's Days: March 24, St. Gabriel by Daniel Pinkham
Performer:  Lois Regestein (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  St. John's Episcopal Church, Taunton 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
33. Asian Praise, organ preludes on Asian hymns: Tokyo by Philip Jones
Performer:  Philip Jones (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Taun 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
34. The Kingsfold Trumpet, for organ by Alfred V. Fedak
Performer:  Philip Jones (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Taun 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
35. Pieces (4) for Organ, Op. 37: no 4, Chorale in E major by Joseph Jongen
Performer:  Will Headlee (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Belgium 
Venue:  Pilgrim Congregational Church, Taunton 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
36. Glorious things of thee are spoken (tune: Abbot's Leigh), hymn by Cyril Taylor
Performer:  Will Headlee (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Pilgrim Congregational Church, Taunton 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
37. Cantabile for Organ in B minor by Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens
Performer:  Rosalind Mohnsen (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; Belgium 
Venue:  First Parish Church (UU), Taunton 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
38. Postlude for organ, Op 53 by George Elbridge Whiting
Performer:  Rosalind Mohnsen (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  First Parish Church (UU), Taunton 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
39. Plymouth Suite: Salix by Percy Whitlock
Performer:  Joe [Organ Technician] O'Donnell (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Saint Mary's R. C. Church, Taunton 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
40. Plymouth Suite: Toccata by Percy Whitlock
Performer:  Joe [Organ Technician] O'Donnell (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Saint Mary's R. C. Church, Taunton 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
41. O God, We Thank You, hymn (on the tune Coram Hall) by Traditional
Performer:  Thomas Murray (Organ)
Venue:  St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Taunton 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
42. Pieces (3) for Organ, Op. 29 by Gabriel Pierné
Performer:  Thomas Murray (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Venue:  St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Taunton 
Length: 11 Minutes 21 Secs. 
43. Voluntary for organ in G major (Moderato) (No. 23, American Church Voluntaries) by Anonymous
Performer:  Joyce Painter Rice (Organ)
Venue:  St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, New Bedfo 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
44. Voluntary for organ in D major (Allegro) (No. 6, American Church Voluntaries) by Anonymous
Performer:  Joyce Painter Rice (Organ)
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
45. Carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Timothy Smith (Organ)
Written: 1886 
Venue:  St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Chur 
Length: 17 Minutes 57 Secs. 
46. Variations for Organ on The Star-Spangled Banner, Op. 23 by Dudley Buck
Performer:  Christopher Marks (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at St. Jame 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
47. Sonata No. 1: Andante by Felix Borowski
Performer:  Renea E. Waligora (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1904 
Venue:  St. Anne's R. C. Church, New Bedford 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
48. Bring, O Morn, Thy Music, hymn (on the tune Nicea) by Traditional
Performer:  Frederick [Choral Conductor] Jodry (Organ)
Venue:  First Unitarian Church, New Bedford 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
49. Abide with me by William Henry Monk
Performer:  Peter Sykes (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; England 
Venue:  Centre-Trinity United Methodist, New Bed 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
50. Chorale, aria & toccata, for organ by Kevin J. Sadowski
Performer:  Marian Ruhl Metson (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  First Parish Church, Bridgewater 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
51. Schmücke Dich, O liebe Seele, chorale prelude for organ, Op. 20/2 by Henry Morton Dunham
Performer:  Steven Young (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Bridgewater United Methodist Church 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
52. Improvisation on "Salve regina," for organ by Andrew Galuska
Performer:  Andrew Galuska (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Fall R 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
53. Introduction & variations on "Nicea," for organ by Piet Post
Performer:  Frederick [Choral Conductor] Jodry (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  First Unitarian Church, New Bedford 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
54. Improvisation, Prelude & Chorale on "Abide with Me," for organ by James Woodman
Performer:  Peter Sykes (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Centre-Trinity United Methodist, New Bed 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
55. Prelude, chorale & allegro, for organ by Eugene Gigout
Performer:  Peter Sykes (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Centre-Trinity United Methodist, New Bed 
Length: 7 Minutes 24 Secs. 
56. Prelude, Op. 50/5 by Arthur Foote
Performer:  Dr. David Chalmers (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1902 
Venue:  Central Congregational Church, Middlebor 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
57. Pawles Wharfe by Giles Farnaby
Performer:  Timothy Drewes (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  North Baptist Church, New Bedford 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 

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