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Vintage Spicer (Audio CD) David Spicer

David Spicer plays a program of favorites, including the Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach, Greensleeves, and the hymn Hyfrydol, on the Austin pipe organ of Wayne Presbyterian Church, Wayne, Pennsylvania USA. This 1978 CD has been digitally remastered from the original open-reel analog recordings.

Released as a Digital Audio Compact Disc.


7 in stock

Product Description


Format: Digital Audio CD
Catalog Number:  CD 7132
Length: 49′ 50″
Tracks:  10
Organ: Austin
Venue: Wayne Presbyterian Church, Wayne, Pennsylvania USA
Recorded: 07/06/1978
Released: 10/10/2002
Producer: Tony Greene, Ward Marston
Notes Author: David Spicer, Frederick Hohman
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 8pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077713224

… the program is undeniably marvelous. … this CD belongs in every collection of organ music, as a prime example of romantic style as done in the 70s … a casual listener will be charmed with this organ music. – Enos Shupp

American Record Guide
“Spicer’s approach to registration is quasi-orchestral, with constantly shifting tone colors. This is true not only of the transcriptions and arrangements that make up so much of his program, but also of his interpretations of standard organ repertory. His playing of the well-worn Toccata – Gatens

01 • Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 – Toccata • Johann Sebastian Bach • 3′
02 • Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 – Fugue • Johann Sebastian Bach • 5’59”
03 • Andante in C major from Sonata for unaccompanied violin no. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 • Johann Sebastian Bach, trans. David Spicer • 5’42”
04 • Greensleeves • Ralph Vaughan Williams, trans. David Spicer • 5’30”
05 • Toccata in D-flat major, op. 104 • Joseph Jongen • 4’52”
06 • Cantabile from Trois Pièces (1878) • César Franck • 8’30”
07 • Hyfrydol (Hymn) • Rowland Hugh Prichard • 4’38”
08 • Trumpet Tune in D major (no. S124 in Zimmerman’s Purcell) • Jeremiah Clarke • 2’29”
09 • Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Jesus bleibet meine Freude), from Cantata no. 147 (Herz und Mund und That und Leben) • Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. David Spicer • 4’2″
10 • Sinfonia to Cantata no. 29 (Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir) • Johann Sebastian Bach, trans. David Spicer • 4’32”

David Spicer
David Spicer is a unique blend of the ­sensitivity and expressiveness of the Romantic, the phrasing and clarity of the purist, the flair and technique of the ­virtuoso, and the ­creativity and registration of the master orchestrator. A native of Austin, Texas, Spicer received his first ­musical training from his parents and from Donald Firnhaber, Eleanor Page, Henri Pantillion, and Esma Beth Clark. Learn more…