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The English Connection
(MP3 Album)
Frederick Hohman

In this recording, organist Frederick Hohman plays the only tracker-action organ built in the USA by English organ-builder Noel Mander.  Noel Mander’s work is carried on today by his son, John Mander.  The organ case used for this historic site dates from 1741, and is installed in the sanctuary of the former Church of St. Mary Aldermanbury, as is now relocated on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.  This album was originally produced by Frederick Hohman, a Fellow of the Churchill Memorial, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Winston Churchill Memorial in Fulton in 1994.  The program features tuneful music of English origins, alongside music of J. S. Bach and Felix Mendelssohn.

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Audio quality:  320 kbps

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Details

Format: Downloadable MP3 Album.
Audio quality:  320 kbps

Label:  PRO ORGANO
Catalog Number:  CD 7029
Length: 76′ 35”
Tracks:  17
Organ: Noel Mander (1969)
Venue: Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in the United States, Fulton, Missouri USA
Recorded: 03/29/1994
Released: 10/10/1994
Producer: Frederick Hohman

The Diapason Dr. Hohman’s program… illustrates a special musical relationship among the English and between the English and German cultures… Dr. Hohman breathes the same excitement into this music as he does into his symphonic transcriptions, and he does it here without the aid of engaged Swell shutters. Even the potentially tiresome John Blow works prove engaging under Hohman’s hands. – Bernard Durman

01 • Organ Concerto in F major, Opus 4 No 4 – Allegro moderato (with cadenza) • Georg Frideric Händel, trans. W. T. Best • 6’24”
02 • Organ Concerto in F major, Opus 4 No 4 – Andante maestoso • Georg Frideric Händel, trans. W. T. Best • 5’57”
03 • Organ Concerto in F major, Opus 4 No 4 – Adagio • Georg Frideric Händel, trans. W. T. Best • 1’24”
04 • Organ Concerto in F major, Opus 4 No 4 – Allegro • Georg Frideric Händel, trans. W. T. Best • 4’4″
05 • A Vers for the Double Organ • John Blow • 3’42”
06 • A Voluntary for ye Single Organ in D major • John Blow • 2’1″
07 • Voluntary in G major • William Walond • 6’30”
08 • Flute Solo • Thomas Arne • 2’32”
09 • Sonate in A, Opus 65 No 3 – Con moto maestoso • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy • 7’45”
10 • Sonate in A, Opus 65 No 3 – Andante tranquillo • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy • 2’37”
11 • Trumpet Tune • Henry Purcell • 1’26”
12 • Trumpet Voluntary • Jeremiah Clarke • 1’39”
13 • Trio Sonata in D minor, BWV 527 – Andante • Johann Sebastian Bach • 5’22”
14 • Trio Sonata in D minor, BWV 527 – Adagio e dolce • Johann Sebastian Bach • 3’52”
15 • Trio Sonata in D minor, BWV 527 – Vivace • Johann Sebastian Bach • 4’30”
16 • Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, the St. Anne, BWV 552 – Prelude • Johann Sebastian Bach • 8’54”
17 • Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, the St. Anne, BWV 552 – Fugue • Johann Sebastian Bach • 6’51”

Whether he’s commanding the “King of Instruments” in the town halls of Australia, in historic English cathedrals, or at noted American universities and festivals, in concert, Frederick Hohman transforms the pipe organ from a “Sunday morning“ instrument into a virtual symphony ­orchestra. Critics have noted his intense energy “like a ­victorious athlete” [Portland Press Herald, Maine], thoughtful interpretations “full of fantasy’ [Raleigh News and Observer], his creative use of organ tone with ­“registrations appropriately kaleidoscopic” [The American Organist ­magazine], and his pedal technique “the best you’ll ever hear” [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]. His concerts have brought appreciative audiences in America and abroad to their feet, sometimes more than once during a concert. From 1976 to 1978, while in the organ class of David Craighead at the Eastman School of Music – where he earned the Performer’s Certificate, Mus.B., M.M. and D.M.A. degrees – Frederick Hohman was heard on FM radio performing the gamut of organ literature as he hosted a weekly half-hour radio program, aired by affiliates with National Public Radio (USA). In 1984, Frederick Hohman was named First Prize Winner in both the Eighth National Organ-Playing Competition (Mader Foundation, Pasadena, California) and the Arthur Poister Memorial Organ-Playing Competition (American Guild of Organists, Syracuse, New York). Since then, for two decades, he has appeared in concert at the opening of new American pipe organs, for conventions of The American Guild of Organists, The Organ Historical Society and The American Institute of Organbuilders, and in several noted cathedrals and universities throughout the USA and abroad. In 1987, the first of what was to become his more than 10 critically-acclaimed CD recordings ­appeared on the Pro Organo label. Hohman’s CD releases have won critics’ favor in the pages of The Absolute Sound, Fanfare, The American Organist, The Diapason and Britain’s Musical Opinion, The Gramophone and Organists’ Review. In 1996, Frederick Hohman made a ­transition to television, when he became the host and principal performer for 24-episodes of the Midnight Pipes television series. Midnight Pipes aired in several tv markets over PBS affiliates. Performance segments from the series continue to appear on Classic Arts Showcase, a classical music performance program distributed worldwide on the ARTS Cable Channel. Frederick Hohman also composes original organ and choral music, with scores published by Lawson & Gould, Wayne Leupold Editions and Zarex Corporation. Although to date he has ­maintained no formal teaching studio, since 1999, he has offered constructive guidance to young organists by serving as the permanent festival artist and adjudicator for the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival and Competition/USA, held every September in greater Hartford, Connecticut. Current details on Frederick Hohman’s ever-expanding musical life are found on the internet at: www.frederickhohman.net

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