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The pipe organ at the Parish Church of Saint Luke in Evanston was built in 1921 by the Skinner Organ Company of Boston and was fully restored by the A. Thompson-Allen Company. It is on this magnificent pipe organ that Ken Cowan, Professor of Organ at Rice University, displays the versatility of his talents. Featured organ transcriptions are Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries", "Romance to the Evening Star", the "Grand March" from Tannhauser plus original organ compositions by Widor, Wesley and Saint-Saëns. The disc concludes with Karg-Elert's large-scale Symphonic Chorale on "Jesu, Meine Freude."
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 CDs available for this title.
|1||Tannhauser: Grand March||Richard Wagner|
|2||Tannhauser: Romance to the Evening Star||Richard Wagner|
|3||Die Walkure: The Ride of the Valkyries||Richard Wagner|
|4||Fantasie in D-flat Major, Op. 101||Camille Saint-Saens|
|5||Symphony No. 5: Allegro Vivace||Charles-Marie Widor|
|6||Variations on 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen'||Franz Liszt|
|7||Choral Song and Fugue||Samuel Sebastian Wesley|
|8||Symphonic Choral on 'Jesu, Meine Freude,' Op. 87, No. 2: Introduction: Inferno||Sigfrid Karg-Elert|
|9||Symphonic Choral on 'Jesu, Meine Freude,' Op. 87, No. 2: Canzone||Sigfrid Karg-Elert|
|10||Symphonic Choral on 'Jesu, Meine Freude,' Op. 87, No. 2: Fuga con Corale||Sigfrid Karg-Elert|
Photographs of the Pipe Organ and Location