The New Organ - At St. John's Cathedral, Vienna

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THIS PRODUCT WILL BEGIN SHIPPING ON OCTOBER 2, 2020 10/02/2020

RELEASE DATE: 02/10/2020
1 CD + 1 Blu Ray Audio
For centuries, Vienna’s St Stephan’s Cathedral has cultivated a strong musical tradition and to glance at the list of musicians linked to the cathedral’s history we discover Paul Hofhaimer, Johann Pachelbel, Johann Caspar Kerll, Johann Joseph Fux, Joseph and Michael Haydn, Wolfgang Amadé Mozart and Anton Bruckner, to cite only a few.

Few people had expected that music would again be heard on the west gallery following a fire in 1945 which destroyed the previous instrument. Over the course of several conversations the organ builder Wendelin Eberle, the leading tuner Stephan Niebler and cathedral organist Konstantin Reymaier agreed on a specification of 125 stops, which they presented to a committee which extended beyond the cathedral; members included also Olivier Latry, the titular organist at Notre-Dame, Paris, Thomas Trotter (England) and Mainz Cathedral organist Daniel Beckmann.

The result is an astonishingly powerful and versatile instrument with countless shades of colours that remain transparent and clearly audible. It is all this combined that makes the new organ so special.

The repertoire on this album has been selected to showcase the versatility of the new instrument. Symphonic works are heard alongside Baroque, and impressionist soundscapes of Sigfrid Karg-Elert are heard alongside the lighter Boléro de concert by Lefébure-Wély and arrangements of popular pieces by John Williams.

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)

Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565

[Toccata.] Adagio

Fuga

Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir

Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben!

EDWARD ELGAR (1857–1934)

Sonata for Organ No. 1 in G major op. 28

Orgelsonate Nr. 1 G-Dur

I Allegro maestoso

II Allegretto – Quasi doppio movimento – Tempo I

III Andante espressivo – Tranquillo

IV Presto (comodo)

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT (1877–1933)

3 Impressions op. 108

Drei Impressionen

I Sunset. Moderato e solenne

Spätsonne

II Starlight. Molto adagio

Unter dem gestirnten Himmel

III Elegiac Poem (Obesquies). Pesante e fastoso

Elegisches Gedicht (Feuerbestattung)

JOHN WILLIAMS (b.1932)

Star Wars : Main Theme

Return of the Jedi : Parade of the Ewoks

Star Wars : Ben Kenobi’s Death – Tie Fighter Attack

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