Pro Organo 7253
The 1954 Aeolian-Skinner, recently restored by Quimby Organ, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City is splendidly recorded in a varied program. Includes works by Duruflé, Dupré, Karg-Elert, Thalben-Ball, Mulet, Gigout, Wagner (transcribed by Lemare) and Willan; the Karg-Elert Fugue, Canzone and Epilog features violinst Lisa Shihoten and four vocalists from Westminster Choir College. (2011/76:15)
Ken Cowan performs an exciting program of Liszt's most beloved organ works and transcriptions. From the sublime beauty of the two Consolations in D-flat and Liebestraume No. 3, to the breadth and power of the epic Fantasia on "Ad nos, ad salutarum undam", all elements of this monumental Quimby pipe organ are explored. Jean Guillou's arrangement of Prometheus, a tone poem for full orchestra, is a scintillating tour de force for the instrument and performer alike. Additionally included is Mr. Cowan's own arrangement of Liszt's Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H, which synthesizes material from the composer's 1870 organ version as well as Liszt's brilliant 1871 arrangement for piano.
A surround sound CD featuring a variety of Symphonic Organ Literature on the 155 rank Quimby Pipe Organ at First Baptist Jackson. This organ has 9052 pipes, four 32' ranks and no digital pipe sounds. The organ is a modern symphonic pipe organ for the 21st century.
Ken Cowan plays the 110-rank Schoenstein organ at First Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, NE. Includes works by Liszt, Reubke, Karg-Elert, and Reger.
The 1921 Skinner organ at the Parish Church of St. Luke, Evanston, Illinois. Includes works by Wagner, Saint-Saëns, Widor, Liszt, S.S. Wesley, and Karg-Elert.
Works by Bach, Dupré, Roger-Ducasse, Manari, and Lemare, performed on the restored 1930 Skinner organ at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, NJ.
This two-CD set explores the remarkable abilities of E. M. Skinner's beautiful residence organ, built for Elm Court in Butler, PA. Live performances by Ken Cowan and Peter Stolzfus-Berton are paired with historic organ rolls recorded by a variety of past luminaries.
The E. M. Skinner at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, Detroit, Michigan.
Works by Sowerby, Saint-Saëns, Lang, Whitlock, Mozart, Guilmant, Callahan and Reger.
Works by Wagner, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Vierne, Roger-Ducasse, Saint-Saëns, and Liszt.