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The Longhorns of Abilene
(Audio CD)
Simon Nieminski

Simon Nieminski plays the Shelton Organ (by Nichols & Simpson) at First Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas USA.

Released as a Digital Audio Compact Disc.

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Format: Digital Audio CD
Label:  PRO ORGANO
Catalog Number:  CD 7221
Length: 63’ 57″
Tracks:  11
Organ: Nichols & Simpson
Venue: First Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas USA
Recorded: 05/01/2008
Released: 04/25/2009
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: Simon Nieminski
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 8pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077722127

This album and its tracks are available digitally from the following streaming and download sources:
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Choir and Organ Edinburgh-based Simon Nieminski’s programme features some bizarre juxtapositions, such as a Buxtehude Toccata followed by a Carlo Curley favourite… – Chris Bragg

Journal of Association of Anglican Musicians ”Simon’s playing is exemplary in taste, technique and style.“ – Victor Hill
The American Record Guide Dupré’s Chorale and Fugue, Opus 57 began as an improvisation… Nieminski plays this with assurance, and his interpretation compares favorably with Filsell’s. … Reger’s immendesly challenging Opus 57 will tax the patience of most listeners. In predictable style, the textures are dense and murky. Reger confided to its dedicatee Gustav Beckmann that this was his most difficult composition. If you do like heavy German polyphony, you’ll love this, done with aplomb by Nieminski. – Metz, Nov/Dec 2009

01 • Offerte: Vive le Roi! • André Raison • 6’58”
02 • Scenes on the Wye (Prelude – Pastorale), I. Rhayader • Frederick Wood • 4’4″
03 • Scenes on the Wye (Chorale Prelude), II. Monmouth • Frederick Wood • 3’27”
04 • Scenes on the Wye (Meditation), III. Tintern • Frederick Wood • 6’6″
05 • Scenes on the Wye (Toccata), IV. Symonds Yat • Frederick Wood • 3’14”
06 • Choral et Fugue, Op. 57 (Choral) • Marcel Dupré • 3’19”
07 • Choral et Fugue, Op. 57 (Fugue) • Marcel Dupré • 3’38”
08 • Toccata in F, BuxWV 156 • Dietrich Buxtehude • 7’26”
09 • Melody in A • Brig. Gen. Charles G. Dawes • 3’33”
10 • Symphonische Phantasie und Fuge, Op. 57 (Phantasie) • Max Reger • 12’37”
11 • Symphonische Phantasie und Fuge, Op. 57 (Fuge) • Max Reger • 9’34”

Simon Nieminski
Simon Nieminski was born in London and descended from an unlikely mixture of Edwardian Japanese acrobats, Lancastrian Music Hall artistes and a Polish army veteran. He studied in London at the Royal College of Music, at Cambridge University and as Organ Scholar of York Minster. He has many years’ experience in the cathedral music tradition, currently as Organist of St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Edinburgh. Learn more…

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