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OCEAN GROVE
French Spectaculars On
The Great Ocean Grove Auditorium Organ


GORDON TURK

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Confronted by four keyboards, pedals and nine thousand pipes, one is aware that the organ is an instrument capable of communicating a powerful musical expression.   In the nineteenth century the French school of organ playing emerged as a style distinctive for its ability to evoke a stirring emotional response.   The elements of massive sonority, specific tonal colors and facile technique unite with passionate virtuosity drawing listener into a compelling musical experience.   Widor, the great organ symphonist described the experience in these words, "Organ playing is the manifestation of a will filled with vision of eternity."       - Gordon Turk

      Suite Gothique - Leon Boëllman (1870-1897)
[  1] Introduction - Chorale
[  2] Menuet
[  3] Prière à Notre-Dame
[  4] Toccata

[  5] Carillon de Westminster - Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

[  6] Cantilene - Théodore Salomé (1834-1896)

[  7] Final alla Schumann (Noël Languedocien) - Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

[  8] Reverie (Träumerei) - Robert Schumann (1810-1856) / Guilmant

[  9] Toccata from Symphony No. 5 - Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

[10] Sortie in B-flat - Louis-James-Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817-1869)

[11] Pastoral in G - Lefébure-Wély

[12] Sortie in E-flat - Lefébure-Wély

[13] Noël - Henri Mulet (1878-1967)

[14] Toccata on "Tu es Petra . . ." ("Thou Art the Rock") - Mulet

[15] Berceuse from 24 Pièces en style libre - Vierne

[16] Final from Symphony No. 1 - Vierne



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