Organ

Ennio Cominetti - Martini: 16 Unpublished Organ Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 23, 2017
Ennio Cominetti - Martini: 16 Unpublished Organ Works (2017)

Ennio Cominetti - Martini: 16 Unpublished Organ Works
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 69:01 min | 159 MB
Label: Urania Records | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

Giovanni Battista Martinis sacred compositions are considered to be of absolute value for their formal rigor and teaching counterpoint, whereas the works for keyboard instruments, mostly composed for the regligious service at St. Francis chapel in Bologna, already anticipate that gallant taste, with th epractice of teh accompanied melody, which will become trendy at the end of the 18th century. The sonatas included on this album, many of which have eloquent titles don't go beyond that context and if this feature can result in a small interest for such works, they certainly deserve more attention for their historical value.
Levon Abrahamyan - Armenian Organ Mass (Komitas, Yekmalyan, Srapian) (2005)

Levon Abrahamyan - Armenian Organ Mass (Komitas, Yekmalyan, Srapian) (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 47:40 | 188.3 MB
Classical, Sacred | Label: Levon Abrahamyan

Levon Abrahamyan celebrated the 50th Anniversary of his organist carrier by recording this album with music from Armenian Divine Liturgy arranged for organ only.
Levon Abrahamyan was born in a family of Armenian emigrants in the city of Cairo, Egypt in 1941. He grew up in a family of musicians, where he learned about the beauty of music. He was surrounded by Sunday home concerts of classical music performed by family members and their friends. This environment influenced him to love music and start playing piano at the age of five. At the age of 15, he was hired as a principal organist, at Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia, and continued his dedicated work at St. Karapet Church in Hollywood, United States…
Magdalena Kozená, Christian Schmitt - Prayer: Voice & Organ (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Magdalena Kozená, Christian Schmitt - Prayer: Voice & Organ (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 84:24 minutes | 1.38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The new recording from Magdalena Kožená features deeply-felt interpretations of sacred songs from the Baroque to the 20th Century.
Vidna Obmana + Willem Tanke - Variations for Organ, Keyboard and Processors (1999)

Vidna Obmana + Willem Tanke - Variations for Organ, Keyboard and Processors (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 279 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 151 MB | Covers - 97 MB
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Multimood Records (MRC 031)

In another successful "recycling" project, Vidna Obmana reconstructs original compositions which willem tanke previously had rendered on classical European organs. These variations for organ, keyboard and processors respectfully merge two musical worlds from across time, simultaneously exploring mystical/physical revelations by way of thoughtful sonic alterations. The opening five tracks encompass six canons which form The Tao of Physics; having composed the original pieces as reflections upon Fritjof Capra's East/West metaphysical writing, Willem Tanke performed them on an historic Netherlandic church organ. After careful studying, avid recycler Vidna Obmana proceeded to dismantle and reprocess the oringal acoustic recordings, reassembling them in accordance with the Canon-method, and of course, his own fine-tuned sense of sonic art. The result is a hauntingly beautiful record that creeps upon you and passes out into the universe.

Gayle H. Martin - Bach & Buxtehude: Organ Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 11, 2017
Gayle H. Martin - Bach & Buxtehude: Organ Works (2017)

Gayle H. Martin - Bach & Buxtehude: Organ Works
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:27 min | 356 MB
Label: Leaf Music | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

This recording of organ music performed by Gayle h. Martin highlights the organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude. The repertoire exposes the two composers' shared musical influences and unique compositional style. Because the two composers spent the majority of their lives playing, directing, and composing church music, organ composition and performance were at the heart of both of their careers. The Praeludia (also called toccatas) of Buxtehude and the preludes and fugues of Bach belong to instrumental genres not based on a tune with text.

Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 29, 2017
Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)

Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Toccata | # TOCC0285 | Time: 01:05:46

At the beginning of the twentieth century the American William Humphreys Dayas (1864-1903) was the leading professor of piano at the Royal Manchester College of Music. He was an important figure: he studied with Liszt, was friends with Busoni and became a major pedagogue, holding teaching posts in Helsinki, Wiesbaden and Cologne before he came to Manchester in 1895. Although Dayas left only a handful of compositions, two of them are major organ sonatas - passionate, Lisztian works that have remained completely unknown until now. Dayas also arranged for organ the Thème varié for piano four hands by another forgotten American composer, Arthur H. Bird (1856-1923), a further important addition to the late-Romantic organ repertoire. Dr Jan Lehtola is one the most successful and progressive Finnish organists of his generation. He has appeared with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Lahti Symphony, Tampere Philharmonic and Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestras and the St Michael Strings.

Kei Koito - Baroque Organ Concertos (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 22, 2017
Kei Koito - Baroque Organ Concertos (2016)

Kei Koito - Baroque Organ Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:37 min | 356 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2016

The great Johann Sebastian Bach was the first who arranged famous baroque organ concertos (for example by Vivaldi) for solo organ. Kei Koito’s album “Baroque Organ Concertos” presents a selection of famous baroque organ concertos in transcriptions for organ alone.
Simon Nieminski - Stanford: Organ Works, Vol. 2 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Simon Nieminski - Stanford: Organ Works, Vol. 2 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:59 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Following his landmark recording of Giles Swayne's Stations of the Cross, organist Simon Niemiński returns with this engaging collection of organ works by Charles Villiers Stanford, the second volume dedicated to the Irish composer. Niemiński performs on the unspoilt 1913 Brindley and Foster organ of Freemasons' Hall in the heart of Edinburgh. Given a full restoration in 2009, this organ provides an ideal vehicle for authentic performances of this music. Included is Stanford's Organ Sonata No. 1, the triumphant Marcia Eroica and two world premieres: The Angelus and the beautifully simple early work Prelude on the Ancient Melody 'Jesu dulcis memoriae'.
Christopher Wrench – Bach: Organ Sonatas, BWV 525-530 (2009) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Christopher Wrench – Bach: Organ Sonatas, BWV 525-530 (2009)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 4.14GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.32MB + 5% Recovery

Christopher Wrench commands a broad solo repertoire including the complete organ works of Bach, whilst also working as a liturgical musician, pedagogue & chamber player. He teaches organ at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University & directs the music programme at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Kangaroo Point in Brisbane. In 2008 he was awarded the Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Cultural Award for his outstanding contribution to the musical life of Brisbane.

Jean Guillou - Vivaldi for Organ (1991)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Feb. 11, 2017
Jean Guillou - Vivaldi for Organ (1991)

Jean Guillou - Vivaldi for Organ (1991)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 253 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 142 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 63 Mb
Classical | Label: Dorian Records, DOR-90118 | 1991 | 00:59:40

The genius of a composer like Vivaldi can most readily be discerned and analyzed by establishing a certain physiology of music. Stravinsky's opinion that Vivaldi wrote the same concerto 150 times expressed an erroneous point of view: I would say that Vivaldi wrote a single Concerto that began with his first work and ended the day he laid his pen down for the last time. This single, uninterrupted Concerto was the Concerto of Life. Indeed, the distinctive characteristic of this music lies in the fact that it is in no way an intellectual speculation but rather a spirited description, an "impassioned shorthand" to use Edmond de Goncourt's phrase, a dynamic dissipation, a sort of unbroken conversation or gesture solely motivated by what might be called the joy of being. –Jean Guillou - Translated by Wyley L. Powell