MusingMuso Posted July 2, 2006 Share Posted July 2, 2006 I wonder if anyone has ever listed the entire repertoire of works in which the organ plays a prominent or solo part. A work such as the Janaceck "Glagolitic Mass" is an obvious contender, whilst the Handel Organ Concerti are some of the jewels in the baroque crown. Interestingly, I stumbled across a recorded version of the "Finale" from the Guilmant 1st Symphony, which I normally associate with being an organ solo. However, I seem to recall that it was also scored for organ & orchestra, but I had never heard this until now. When heard in this form, the work seems to come alive. Listen to the following (mistakes and all!) :- http://www.laborantes.com/listening_stereo.htm Scroll down for the Guilmant. Another major personal discovery were the excellent "Organ Concertos" of the Czech Baroque composer Brixi, which must surely deserve to be better known. What other organ combination works are we missing out on, I wonder? Who knows or plays the Flor Peeter "Concerto for Piano and Organ?" MM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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