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Remembering Biggs, Bach & the Busch
(Audio CD)
John Ayer

This is a Double CD set, with both discs in the CD EXTRA format.  John Ayer plays organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach on the Harvard University Flentrop Organ in Busch Hall, which is the organ closely associated with concert organist E. Power Biggs.  Chorale based works are preceded by singing of the chorale by the Memphis Chamber Choir, under direction of John Ayer.  CD EXTRA segment contains a chapter from Barbara Owens’ book on E. Power Biggs, and a video slide show retrospective about the building of the Flentrop organ.

The double-CD format of this title
is now SOLD OUT.
Audio tracks from this title are scheduled to become available for MP3 download in late 2018.


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Additional Details

Format: Digital Audio CD
Catalog Number:  CD 7138
Length: 85′ 56″
Tracks:  20
Organ: Flentrop
Venue: Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA
Recorded: 08/27/2001
Released: 04/30/2002
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: Various authors
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 16pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077713828

Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians John presents a program of well-known Bach works and plays brilliantly, bringing out the glory of the Flentrop and the superb acoustic of the Busch … As a bonus, there are two non-audio items on Biggs and the Flentrop, accessible if one has a CD-ROM drive on a computer. – Victor Hill

The American Organist
Organist John Ayer takes us (and the Memphis Chamber Singers) with him on his nostalgic trip to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of E. Power Biggs … The CD-EXTRA files can be opened on a computer’s CD drive … It is nostalgia at its finest, and Bach at its best. – Paul Aldridge

The American Record Guide “These Bach performances have a distinct artistic viewpoint … in his playing there is an admirable consistency of polish, fineness, and subtlety of articulation … Ayer’s registrations have been chosen to make the organ sound splendid, and it has been nicely recorded by Pro Organo.” – Mulbury