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From Ashes to Glory
Blu-ray plus 2 CDs
Latry, Keiser, Conte, Escaich, Roth, Hancock

This release is a documentary item that covers the 6 celebrity organ recitals – known as the Great Organ : Great Artists Series 2009-2010, held with the generous support of the Florence Gould Foundation, in October, 2009 and April, 2010, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.  The series celebrates the return of the restored Great Organ in concert.  In addition to a DVD containing highlights from all 6 concerts plus artist interviews (87 minutes), we have 2 CD audio discs, containing 138 minutes of audio concert highlights.  Featured organists are among the most renown in the world:  Gerre Hancock, Olivier Latry, Marilyn Keiser, Peter Conte, Thierry Escaich, and Daniel Roth.  The product contains a 32-page booklet, with current organ specification, photos from the organ chambers, artist biographies and photos, and a thorough essay written by Michael Quimby, John L. Speller, Douglass Hunt and Eric Johnson, about the history of the Great Organ and its restoration following the tragic December, 2001 cathedral fire.  This volume is destined to become a collector’s item for all who appreciate fine organ music.  Also available in DVD.

1 Blu-ray video disc plus 2 CDs packaged with 32 page booklet.  In stock.

$34.98

Track Samples coming in July 2015.

Format: Digital Audio CD (2 discs),
plus (1) Blu-ray video Disc
NTSC 1080 High-Definition,
PCM Stereo Audio

Label:  PRO ORGANO
Catalog Number:  BR 7250
Length: 225 minutes
Tracks:  26
Organ: Aeolian-Skinner / Quimby
Venue: Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City
Recorded: 04/27/2010
Released: 12/01/2010
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: Michael Quimby, John L. Speller, Douglass Hunt, Eric Johnson
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 32pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077725005
Also available in DVD.

Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians It is the perfect combination of master artist, master instrument, master acoustical setting, and master recording. … This is a must-have for all American organists! – Jonathan E. Dimmock

01 • Fanfare • Alec Wyton • 5’59”
02 • Rhapsody for Organ, Opus 17, No. 1 [1915] • Herbert Howells • 8’30”
03 • Carillon de Westminster • Louis Vierne • 7’24”
04 • Crucifixion from Symphonie Passion • Marcel Dupré • 9’56”
05 • Enigma Variations Theme and Variation 1 • Edward Elgar • 3’20”
06 • Finale from Enigma Variations • Edward Elgar • 6’25”
07 • Herzlich tut mir verlanger • Johannes Brahms • 4’17”
08 • Herzlich tut mich erfreuen • Johannes Brahms • 2′
09 • Improvised Prelude and Fugue in Romantic Style on submitted choral theme • Thierry Escaich • 14’17”
10 • Allegretto from Symphony in D minor • César Franck, transcribed by Daniel Roth • 12’3″
11 • Improvisation on a submitted theme • Daniel Roth • 12’56”
12 • Prelude and Fugue in E minor ”the Great” • Nikolaus Bruhns • 9’11”
13 • Improvisation on submitted themes: A Symphony – II. Song-form • Gerre Hancock • 5’21”
14 • Improvisation on submitted themes: A Symphony – III. Scherzo • Gerre Hancock • 3’51”
15 • Improvisation on submitted themes: A Symphony – IV. Fugue and Finale • Gerre Hancock • 5’40”
16 • Deuxième Fantaisie • Jehan Alain • 7’27”
17 • Fantomes, from Pièces de Fantaisie, Opus 54, Book Three • Louis Vierne • 6’59”
18 • Improvisation • Olivier Latry • 11’9″
19 • Chapter One – Producer’s Introduction • • 4’31”
20 • Chapter Two – Gerre Hancock • St. Anne Prelude; III and IV from Improvisation • 12’8″
21 • Chapter Three – Olivier Latry • Improvisation excerpt; Danse Macabre, Saint-Saëns-Lemare • 13’5″
22 • Chapter Four – Marilyn Keiser • Introduction and Passacaglia from Sonate 8, Josef Rheinberger • 13’56”
23 • Chapter Five – Bruce Neswick comments – Peter Conte • Excerpt, Nimrod, Elgar – Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene from Götterdämmerung, Wagner, trans. Conte • 13’31”
24 • Chapter Six – Thierry Escaich • Improvised Symphony on Submitted Themes; Andante – excerpt – Scherzo and Final • 12’17”
25 • Chapter Seven – Daniel Roth • Allegretto from Symphony in D minor, Franck, trans. Roth – excerpts – and Improvisation, Daniel Roth – excerpt • 16’4″
26 • Chapter Eight – Producer’s CLosing • • 1’41”

Gerre Hancock, Olivier Latry, Marilyn Keiser, Peter Conte, Thierry Escaich and Daniel Roth are featured in ”From Ashes to Glory” – Pro Organo item CD 7250.

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