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This recording presents two pipe organs built by the Skinner Organ Company. Smaller than the other instruments in this series, the Skinner pipe organ, Opus 837, at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, New York and the Skinner pipe organ, Opus 866, at Marquand Chapel, Yale University nonetheless bear the tonal trademarks established by E.M. Skinner. Pipe organs of 25 and 22 stops, respectively, each has no less than 12 8-foot flue stops in its three manual divisions. The presence of several orchestral reed voices in these two pipe organs gives them plenty of color for the performance of the choral preludes included on the disc, Langlais’ "La Nativité," Franck’s "Prelude, Fugue and Variation," and a lovely transcription of "The Swan" from Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.
This recording comes with extensive documentation: an essay about the pipe organ, notes on the music, stoplist and numerous photos.
There are no CDs of this title left in stock, but this recording can be immediately downloaded from iTunes. You have the option to download this recording as a 16-bit WAVE file from Abeille Music in France.
|1||A Trumpet Minuet||Alfred Hollins|
|2||Prelude, Fugue et Variation||Cesar Franck|
|3||La Nativite||Jean Langlais|
|4||Vor deinen Thron, BWV 668||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|5||In dulci jubilo, BWV 729||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|7||Sonata III in A Major: Con moto maetoso||Felix Mendelssohn|
|8||Sonata III in A Major: Andante tranquillo||Felix Mendelssohn|
|9||Land of Rest||George Shearing|
|10||Rhosymedre||Ralph Vaughan Williams|
|11||Ar hyd y nos||Dale Wood|
|12||Carnival of the Animals: The Swan||Camille Saint-Saens|
Photographs of the Pipe Organ and Location