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This recording features John Scott in a June, 2006 recital on the pipe organ in Washington National Cathedral. John Scott has been Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York City since 2004 and is one of the world’s leading organists and choir trainers. The recording starts with Lemare's organ transcription of Richard Wagner's massive and grandiose Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, which traverses the gamut of orchestral colors and shows off the cathedral's pipe organ well. The recording also includes works by Handel, Bach, Mozart, Reger, Jongen, Vierne and modern works by Jonathan Harvey and Ad Wammes. The 32-page booklet includes detailed notes on the music, a full stop list, numerous photographs, and a fascinating interview with Mr. Scott by then New York Times Assistant Managing Editor, Craig Whitney.
There are no CD copies of this release. It 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||Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg: Overture||Richard Wagner|
|2||Concerto in F Major, Op. 4, No. 5: Larghetto||George Frideric Handel|
|3||Concerto in F Major, Op. 4, No. 5: Allegro||George Frideric Handel|
|4||Concerto in F Major, Op. 4, No. 5: Alla Siciliana||George Frideric Handel|
|5||Concerto in F Major, Op. 4, No. 5: Presto||George Frideric Handel|
|6||Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564: Toccata||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|7||Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564: Adagio||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|8||Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564: Fugue||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|9||Andante in C Major, K. 356||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|10||Fantasia in f minor, K. 608||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|11||Toccata for Organ and Tape (1980)||Jonathan Harvey|
|12||Toccata and Fugue in d minor, Op. 59: Toccata||Max Reger|
|13||Toccata and Fugue in d minor, Op. 59: Fugue||Max Reger|
|14||Chant de Mai||Joseph Jongen|
|16||Pieces de Fantaisie: Troisieme Livre, Op. 54: Carillon de Westminster||Louis Vierne|
Photographs of the Pipe Organ and Location