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Douglas Cleveland plays the EM Skinner organ of Rockefeller Chapel / works by Louis Vierne, Pamela Decker, David Briggs

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>Fletcher, Percy : Festival Toccata for organ
>Vierne, Louis : Pieces de fantaisie, for organ, Suite 2, Op. 53
>Decker, Pamela : Jesu, dulcis memoria, for organ
>Briggs, David : Concert Etudes (4), for organ

Album Summary

>Fletcher, Percy : Festival Toccata for organ
>Vierne, Louis : Pieces de fantaisie, for organ, Suite 2, Op. 53
>Decker, Pamela : Jesu, dulcis memoria, for organ
>Briggs, David : Concert Etudes (4), for organ
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This is the first recording on the newly restored E. M. Skinner organ of Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago, featuring several world premiere recordings (Tracks 8-13). This was written for and dedicated to Douglas Cleveland.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
David Briggs may be remembered as a long-time organist at Gloucester Cathedral. His programs often conclude with a Frenchstyle improvisation. His efforts transcribing Cochereau tapes no doubt influenced his own harmonic vocabulary. We hear a trace of that in his Concert Etudes, four challenging pieces for hands and feet. While the 'Octaves' Etude smacks a good deal of Demessieux's, the concluding 'Tierces' contains devilish technical nightmares including trills and fast chromatic passages in the Pedal. I have a feeling some of these Etudes will begin appearing in recitals - by the adventuresome. Fine performance by Cleveland (the dedicatee).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, Ill (05/19/2011-05/21/2011).



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Works Details

>Fletcher, Percy : Festival Toccata for organ
  • Performer: Douglas Cleveland (Organ)
  • Notes: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA (05/19/2011-05/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vierne, Louis : Pièces de fantaisie, for organ, Suite 2, Op. 53
  • Performer: Douglas Cleveland (Organ)
  • Notes: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA (05/19/2011-05/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1926

>Decker, Pamela : Jesu, dulcis memoria, for organ
  • Performer: Douglas Cleveland (Organ)
  • Notes: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA (05/19/2011-05/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Briggs, David : Concert Etudes (4), for organ
  • Performer: Douglas Cleveland (Organ)
  • Notes: Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA (05/19/2011-05/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006