20th century organ masterworks

CARL NIELSEN (1865-1931): Commotio, Op. 58, FRANZ SYBERG (1904-1955): Präludium, Intermezzo og Fugato, PAUL HINDEMITH (1895-1963): Organ Sonata No. 2, ARNOLD SCHOENBERG (1874-1951): Variations on a Recitative, Op. 40, PETER MAXWELL DAVIES (1934-2016): Fantasia on “O Magnum Mysterium”, PER NØRGÅRD (b.1932): Partita Concertante, Op. 23, MALCOLM WILLIAMSON (1931-2003): Epitaphs for Edith Sitwell, JEAN LANGLAIS (1907-1991): Poem of Happiness (rec. Jack Singer Hall, Calgary Center for the Performing Arts), JEHAN ALAIN (1911-1940): Le jardin suspendu, ALAN RIDOUT (1934-1996): The Seven Last Words, HENRYK GÓRECKI (1933-2010): Kantata, Op. 26, WILFRID MELLERS (1914-2008): Melanosis from Opus Alchymicum, JAMES ILIFF (1923-2014): Trio, BRIAN FERNEYHOUGH (b.1943): Sieben Sterne, EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA (1928-2016): Toccata, Op. 59, SOFIA GUBAIDULINA (b.1931): hell und dunkel, ARVO PÄRT (b.1935): Pari intervallo, PATRICK GOWERS (1936-2014): Toccata & Fugue, PHILIP GLASS (b.1937): Satyagraha - Act III finale, JOHN TAVENER (1944-2013): Mandelion, JANET GRAHAM (b.1948): 3 Pieces, JONATHAN HARVEY (1939-2012): Fantasia, CHRISTOPHER BOWERS-BROADBENT (b.1945): Duets and Canons, DIANA BURRELL (b.1948): Arched Forms with Bells.

Catalogue Number: 10W069

Label: Nimbus

Reference: NI1708

Format: CD

Price: $29.98

Description: Sixty years of contemporary organ music: from Nielsen's monumental masterpiece Commotio of 1931 through the colorful and sometimes challenging mid-century works of Schoenberg, Alain, Langlais, Gorecki, Part and Glass, to the turn-of-the century works of Bowers-­Broadbent and Burrell. This is a sonic spectacle demonstrating the power of the modern organ in both its sacred and secular roles.  4 CDs. Kevin Bowyer (Marcussen organs of Odense Cathedral and Chapel of St. Augustine, Tonbridge School, Kent). Original 1994-2001 releases.


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