Ferko - Sowerby: Organ Music / David Schrader

Release Date: 7/9/2021
Label: Cedille
Catalog Number: 204
Performer: David Schrader
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 156 Minutes

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On a new double-album of solo organ works by Leo Sowerby (1895–1968) and another prominent Chicago composer, Frank Ferko (b. 1950), versatile keyboard virtuoso David Schrader plays four of Sowerby’s “greatest hits” for organ, including the monumental Symphony in G major, plus the rarely heard “March” from Suite for Organ, on the 68-rank Wicks Opus 2918 at St. Ita’s Catholic Church, Chicago. The world-premiere recording of Sowerby’s late Two Sketches is available on the album’s digital editions. Schrader plays a diverse program of eight Ferko compositions, all world-premiere recordings, including several based on music by 12th-century composer and Christian mystic Hildegard von Bingen. Schrader performs on three noteworthy manual-action organs at the House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, including the instrument for which one of the works was specially written.

Works on This Recording
1. Music for Elizabeth Chapel by Frank Ferko
Performer: David Schrader (Organ)
Written: 2001 ;
2. Variations on Veni Creator Spiritus by Frank Ferko
Performer: David Schrader (Organ)
Written: 2004 ;
3. Angels by Frank Ferko
Performer: David Schrader (Organ)
Written: 1994 ;
4. Symphonie brève by Frank Ferko
Performer: David Schrader (Organ)
Written: 1987 ;
5. Missa O Ecclesia: Communion by Frank Ferko
Performer: David Schrader (Organ)
Written: 1995 ;
6. Variations on a Hungarian Folk Tune by Frank Ferko
Performer: David Schrader (Organ)
Written: 1994 ;
7. Tired Old Nun by Frank Ferko
Performer: David Schrader (Organ)
8. Mass for Dedication by Frank Ferko
Performer: David Schrader (Organ)
Written: 2001 ;
9. Comes Autumn Time, H. 124a by Leo Sowerby
Performer: David Schrader (Organ)
Written: 1916 ;
10. Pageant, H. 205 by Leo Sowerby
Performer: David Schrader (Organ)
11. Toccata, H. 259 by Leo Sowerby
Performer: David Schrader (Organ)
Written: 1940 ;
12. Suite for Organ, H. 222: IV. March by Leo Sowerby
Performer: David Schrader (Organ)
Written: 1937 ;
13. Symphony for Organ in G Major, H. 206 by Leo Sowerby
Performer: David Schrader (Organ)
Written: 1930 ;
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