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Rhode Island Chapter of American Guild of Organists - Pipes Rhode Island

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"…The sonic impact of this CD is tremendous: crushing, thunderous, tight deep-bass notes shudder the air and rattle loose objects. In fact, when played too loud, the sustained pedal notes blow the circuit breakers in my house." Stereophile Records To Die For – Larry Greenhill, Stereophile, February 2008

"…A delightful program that I highly recommend to all organ connoisseurs." – Atlanta Audio Society

Pipes Rhode Island is the first-ever survey recording documenting many of the historical and significant pipe organs of Rhode Island, featuring 11 different organs in English Renaissance, North German Baroque, Italian, American Classic, American Eclectic and French styles. John Marks of JMR and Stereophile magazine assisted in production and engineering.

Agincourt Hymn by John Dunstable
Fugue in G major, BWV 577 "Gigue" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyric Rhapsody for Organ by Searle Wright
Trumpet Tune by Martha Sobaje
Symphony for Organ no 5 in F minor, Op. 42 no 1: 4th movement, Adagio by
Fanfare for Organ by John Cook
L'Ascension, 4 Meditations for Organ: 3rd movement, Transports de joie d'une
Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne for Organ in C major, BuxWV 137 by Dietrich
Chorales (3) for Organ: no 2 in B minor, M 39 by César Franck
Master Tallis's Testament by Herbert Howells
Intermezzo for Organ, Op. 118 no 9 by Marco Enrico Bossi
Litanies for Organ, AWV 100/Op. 79 by Jehan-Ariste Alain
Chaconne for Organ by Martha Sobaje
Toccata for Organ on "Veni Creator" by Maurice Duruflé
Improvisation on "Salve Regina" by Andrew Galuska
Jerusalem by Charles Hubert Parry
Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Organ recording at its best.

posted on 04/25/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: B. Scheiner
The sound of this disc is first-rate, with lows not only substantial but also clean and detailed and an overall realistic sound that captures each instrument's characteristics, along with the ambience of each venue as well as can be expected in 2-channel. Especially noticeable is the dynamic range, which cleanly reproduces the softest and loudest sounds cleanly and accurately. It would have been interesting to see what the producers could have done with the rear channels in a surround release, but the recording stands up just fine as is. The music is an interesting and enjoyable potpourri, holding the listener's interest all the way through the program. An excellent release, recommended for all fans of organ music.


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