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The Symphonic Organ
(Audio CD)
William K. Trafka

William K. Trafka plays symphonic organ music, both original organ works and transcriptions, on the Aeolian-Skinner organ of St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York City, New York USA.

Also available as MP3 album download.
Individual MP3 tracks are also available.

Digital Audio Compact Disc – 18 Tracks

$17.98

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Format: Digital Audio CD
Label:  PRO ORGANO
Catalog Number:  CD 7084
Length: 74′ 11″
Tracks:  18 on CD, 7 on MP3 Album
Organ: Aeolian-Skinner
Venue: St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York City, New York USA
Recorded: 01/27/1999
Released: 09/01/1999
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: various
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 16pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077708428

Also available as MP3 album download.
Individual MP3 tracks are also available.

 

American Record Guide “As a rule I don’t especially care for orchestral music arranged for organ, but this is an exception.” – Metz

The Living Church ”The Mussorgsky transcription alone is worth the price of this compact disc. For more than 37 minutes, Trafka’s engaging and imaginative registrations bring this work to new life. Totally in control of the tonal colors of the mighty organ, he delivers this popular work with an appeal and verve that should win over anyone still dubious about the use of the church organ for orchestral transcriptions.” – Charles Christian Rich

01 • Fanfare for the Common Man • Aaron Copland • 4’8″
02 • Cantabile (Symphony for Organ in E-minor) • Harold Friedell • 7’35”
03 • Grande Pièce Symphonique, Op. 17 – Andantino serioso-Allegro non troppo e maestoso • César Franck • 10’7″
04 • Grande Pièce Symphonique, Op. 17 – Andante-Allegro-Andante • César Franck • 8’32”
05 • Grande Pièce Symphonique, Op. 17 – Allegro non troppo e maestoso (through conclusion) • César Franck • 16’32”
06 • Pictures at an Exhibition – Promenade • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky • 1’38”
07 • Pictures at an Exhibition – The Gnome • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky • 3’5″
08 • Pictures at an Exhibition – Promenade • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky • 59″
09 • Pictures at an Exhibition -The Old Castle • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky • 5’8″
10 • Pictures at an Exhibition -Promenade-Children Quarelling After Play • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky • 1’51”
11 • Pictures at an Exhibition – Bydlo • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky • 2’49”
12 • Pictures at an Exhibition -Promenade-Ballet of the Unhatched Chickens • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky • 2’45”
13 • Pictures at an Exhibition – Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky • 2’32”
14 • Pictures at an Exhibition – The Market Place at Limoges • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky • 2′
15 • Pictures at an Exhibition – Catacombs • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky • 1’56”
16 • Pictures at an Exhibition – Lingua Mortua • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky • 2’2″
17 • Pictures at an Exhibition – The Hut of Baba-Yaga • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky • 4’3″
18 • Pictures at an Exhibition – The Great Gate of Kiev • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky • 6’24”

William K. Trafka

William K. Trafka has been the Director of Music and Organist at St. Bartholomew’s Church since 1995. In that time he has conducted, as part of the Great Music Series at St. Bartholomew’s, the New York City premiere of Herbert Howells’ Hymnus Paradisi, Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’ Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, and an entire series of great Mass settings as part of St. Bartholomew’s annual Summer Festival of Sacred Music. Learn more…