Romantic and Virtuoso Works for Organ, Volume 3
at The Organ of the Catholic Parish Church of St. Gudula in Rhede
This is the third release in Jane Parker-Smith’s series, Romantic and Virtuoso Works for Organ. Here she performs original works by Saint-Saëns, Wiedermann, Landmann, Bairstow, Parry and Gárdonyi, and two significant arrangements: Lizst’s Symphonic Poem Orpheus, in a transcription by Jean Guillou, and the Scherzo Symphonique by Pierre Cochereau, transcribed by Jeremy Filsell.
The Organ of the Catholic Parish Church of St. Gudula in Rhede, built in 1998 by Romanus Seifert & Sohn of Kevelaer Germany, has 52 stops, divided into 3 manuals and a pedal. The organ is equipped with a slider soundboard with a tracker action and electric stop control. Located behind the organ case are the Great organ, the Positif (expressive) and the Pedal organ. Behind this lies the Swell. The large wooden pipes of the Subbass 32’ are positioned at the back of the organ and these can be viewed from the entrance hall to the tower.
14 stops were taken from its predecessor (Horstenke, Telgte 1874 and Breil, Dorsten 1902/1937) as well as from the stock of historic stops kept by the Seifert workshop. Thus an artistically ‘universal’ organ came into being, with stylistic references to the German and French late Romantic period.
Bedřich Antonin WIEDERMANN (1883 – 1951)
1. Impetuoso (6:19)
Arno LANDMANN (1887 – 1966)
2. Variations On A Theme Of Handel. Op. 29 (15:42)
Edward BAIRSTOW (1874 – 1946)
3. Evening Song (7:17)
Hubert PARRY (1848 – 1918)
4. Fantasia And Fugue in G, Op. 188 (10:33)
Franz LISZT (1811 – 1847)
Symphonic – Orpheus (12:51)
Zsolt GÁRDONYI (b. 1946)
Grand Choeur (6:07)
Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835 – 1921)
Deuxième Fantaisie, Op. 101 (11:23)
Pierre COCHEREAU (1924 – 1984)
Scherzo Symphonique (6:47)
Total time: 77:04
Recorded 15 – 19 September 2008
Produced and Engineered by Klaus Faika – Organum Musikproduktion