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Musique Héroïque (Hybrid SACD) Eric Plutz

Princeton University Organist Eric Plutz plays Heroic Music on the Aeolian-Skinner / Mander organ of Princeton University Chapel, and is joined by members of the Washington Symphonic Brass.

Released as a Hybrid Super Audio Compact Disc.
Plays in all conventional CD players.


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Format: Hybrid SACD (plays in all CD players)
Catalog Number:  SACD 7203
Length: 74′ 31″
Tracks: 9
Organ: Aeolian-Skinner – Mander
Venue: Princeton University Chapel
Recorded: 08/08/2006
Released: 11/05/2006
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: Margaret Shannon
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 12pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077720307

American Record Guide “Plutz uses the chapel’s resonance and the potent chamade ranks to fine effect. … Dupré’s tribute (1937) to the rededication of the organ in Verdun Cathedral is likely the best thing here – an outstanding performance, with brass and snare drum – the best interpretation I’ve heard. … Plutz is an impressive organist.” – Metz

The American Organist Eric Plutz is an intrepid player who takes advantage of the vast tonal resources of the Princeton organ in its spacious environment. … Plutz performs with gusto, flair, clarity, and strong yet pliant rhythmic control. His ingratiating sense of pacing allows him to spin out a phrase in delicious repose, or to let it rip. These are compelling performances of powerful music – heroic indeed! – James Hildreth

The Journal of the Anglican Association of Musicians All of the performers display brilliant technique and an affinity for this music. We hear a lot of bombast, to be sure, but it’s honest bombast, surely enjoyable on occasion – and the the recorded sound is excellent. – Victor Hill

01 • Marche Héroïque [1915] • A. Herbert Brewer • 6’19”
02 • Marche héroïque de Jeanne d’Arc • Théodore Dubois • 10’28”
03 • Poème Héroïque, Opus 33 • Marcel Dupré • 8’45”
04 • Sonata Eroica [No. 2], Op. 151 – ‘Rheims’ [Allegro moderato] • Sir Charles Villiers Stanford • 8’58”
05 • Sonata Eroica [No. 2], Op. 151 – Adagio molto. Tempo di Marcia Solenne • Sir Charles Villiers Stanford • 9’49”
06 • Sonata Eroica [No. 2], Op. 151 – Verdun [Allegro moderato] • Sir Charles Villiers Stanford • 9’24”
07 • La Vaillance from Musique Héroïque • Georg Philipp Telemann • 1’38”
08 • La Réjouissance from Musique Héroïque • Georg Philipp Telemann • 1’41”
09 • Sonata Eroïca, Opus 94 [1930] • Joseph Jongen • 17’25”

Eric Plutz is University Organist at Princeton University, where he plays for weekly Chapel services, Academic Ceremonies and concerts, and where he accompanies the Chapel Choir. Mr. Plutz is Instructor of Organ at Princeton University, and coordinates the weekly After Noon Concert Series at the University Chapel. He is also rehearsal accompanist for the Westminster Symphonic Choir at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and Princeton Pro Musica, both in Princeton, New Jersey. Eric Plutz has performed solo concerts at distinguished venues across the United States and abroad. He has been a featured artist at two Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists (Region III in 2007, Regions I & II in 2011), and at the 2010 National AGO Convention in Washington, DC, he performed twice, in collaboration with two local groups. As an accompanist, Mr. Plutz has worked with many organizations, including The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Cathedral Choral Society (Washington, DC), Choral Arts Society of Washington, Washington Bach Consort, and the Washington Ballet. He has accompanied the Voices of Ascension conducted by Dennis Keene and, in his capacity as rehearsal accompanist at Westminster, has played for Sir Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Ton Koopman, John Adams, Mariss Jansons and Neeme Järvi, among others. Mr. Plutz earned a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, from Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.

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