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Erik Wm. Suter plays the organ at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Recording of pipe organ built by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Forest Park, Illinois. Eric Wm. Suter, Organist
Erik Wm. Suter Organist standing next to the Aeolian-Skinner Organ console at Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Forest Park, Illinois
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Description

The pipe organ at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Forest Park, Illinois was built by Aeolian-Skinner as its Opus 1235. The pipe organ, completed in 1954, was personally finished by G. Donald Harrison who called it "a golden opportunity to build an instrument that was entirely suited to the Lutheran Church." Its incisive foundations, bright mixtures, pungent mutations, and exposed organ pipes are evidence of Harrison moving towards the historicism being promoted by E. Power Biggs and Walter Holtkamp at the time. Bach’s "Toccata, Adagio and Fugue," three settings of "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland," and a set of variations by Johann Sweelinck find a sympathetic partner on this pipe organ. Works by Dupré, Duruflé, Tournemire, and Vierne resound with appropriate éclat. Erik Suter lets the music and pipe organ speak for themselves with his unfussy, polished performances.

 

This recording comes with extensive documentation: an essay about the pipe organ, notes on the music, stoplist and numerous photos.

 

There still are a limited number of CDs available for this title.

 

 NameComposer
1 Cinq Improvisations: Te Deum Charles Tournemire
2 Nun komm der Heiden Heiland: a 2 claviers et pedale, il canto fermo mel Soprano, S. 659 Johann Sebastian Bach
3 Nun komm der Heiden Heiland: a due Bassie e canto fernio, S. 660 Johann Sebastian Bach
4 Nun komm der Heiden Heiland: In Organo pleno, canto fernio in pedale, S. 661 Johann Sebastian Bach
5 Variations on Balletto del granduca J.P. Sweelinck
6 Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major, S. 564: Toccata Johann Sebastian Bach
7 Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major, S. 564: Adagio Johann Sebastian Bach
8 Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major, S. 564: Fugue Johann Sebastian Bach
9 Pieces de Fantasie, Deuxieme Suite, Op. 53: Clair de lune Louis Vierne
10 Pieces de Fantasie, Deuxieme Suite, Op. 53: Toccata Louis Vierne
11 Scherzo, Op. 2 Maurice Durufle
12 Deuxieme Symphonie, Op. 26: Preludio Marcel Dupre

Photographs of the Pipe Organ and Location