Michael Murray Performs Franck, Widor, Dupré, Bach and Others

Michael Murray Performs Franck, Widor, Dupré, Bach and Others

by Michael Murray
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Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Telarc
UPC: 0089408016929
catalogNumber: 80169
Rank: 312374


  1. Agincourt Carol
  2. Emperor's Fanfare for keyboard in D
  3. Quando, o Re, cinto sarai dagl'affanni, psalm setting for 4 voices & continuo (Estro poetico-armonico, IV), SF. 619
  4. Trumpet Tune ("Cibell") for harpsichord in C major, ZT678
  5. Symphony No. 6 in G minor for organ, Op. 42/2: Finale
  6. Prelude and Fugue for organ in E minor ("Cathedral"), BWV 533
  7. Pièces (24) en style libre, for organ, Op 31: Meditation
  8. Pièces (24) en style libre, for organ, Op 31: Prelude
  9. Chorals (3), for organ, M. 38-40: Chorale No. 2 in B minor
  10. Cortège et litanie for organ & orchestra (or organ solo), Op. 19/2
  11. Pieces (7) for organ, Op. 27: Final

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Michael Murray Performs Franck, Widor, Dupré, Bach and Others 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This CD presents the finest sounds of the modern organ available. What E. Power Biggs did for the preservation of Baroque organ music with the Harvard organ, the Aeolian Skinner Company did for the organ of St. John's. Unfortunately damaged by fire beyond use just three years after this recording was made, the rich sounds of the greatest cathedral organ in America nevertheless live on through fantastic selections which employ all of its sounds. Reeds open the album, as listeners walk as victors upon the solemn battlefield, made wonderous beyond belief by the staggering defeat of the French, depicted in Dunstable's 'Agincourt Hymn'. Next is Brother Antonio Soler's 'Emporer's Fanfare', arranged by Biggs, and a genuine showpiece. With celebratory grandeur, the majesty of Enlightenment Europe comes alive. Then comes a piece by a lawyer, not F.S. Key, but Benedetto Marcelo -- the 19th Psalm is gloriously set to triumphant music, in praise of the source of strength. Plenty more follows: a selection by Bach, of course, Franck, two of Louis Vierne's more reserved compositions and Purcell's 'Trumpet Tune' slowed a bit more than usual, but an essential tool for acquainting audiences with the capacity of the organ. Newcomers to organ music will delight in this CD, as will long-time followers of the king of instruments. Orchestral music enthusiasts, too, will enjoy this combination of works. Truly a recording to lift spirits.