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The Organ Music of Gerald Near

The Organ Music of Gerald Near

Available at White Pine Music

Steven Egler, organ


Composer Gerald Near is one of the foremost living composers of church music. This recording presents, for the first time, his complete set of Twenty-Eight Chorales on Hymn Tunes for Organ, along with his Organ Sonata and other works.

Organist and CMU faculty member Steven Egler presents these works on the 56-rank Casavant organ in Central Michigan University's Staples Family Concert Hall. He is joined on some selections by Frances Shelly on flute. The multimedia portion of this Enhanced CD includes a Virtual Organ Crawl and photographs of the pipes from the organ in the concert hall.


Reviews

  • “This recording is essential for all who perform, teach, or have an interest in the music of this distinguished American composer.”

    - The American Organist

 

Track Listing

1.
Mit Freuden Zart
 
2.
Westminster Abbey
 
3.
Nun Danket Alle Gott
 
4.
Moscow
 
5.
Nun Komm DerHeiden Heiland
 
6.
In Dulci Jubilo
 
7.
Erhalt Uns, Herr (Spires)
 
8.
O Welt, Ich Muss Dich Lassen
 
9.
Herzliebster Jesu
 
10.
Salzburg
 
11.
Canonbury
 
12.
Leoni
 
13.
Herr Jesu Christ
 
14.
Liebster Jesu, Wir Sind Hier
 
15.
St. Denio
 
16.
Freu Dich Sehr (Psalm 42)
 
17.
Suo Gân
 
18.
Aus Tiefer Not
 
19.
Herzlich Tut Mich Verlagen
 
20.
Puer Nobis Nascitur
 
21.
Vater Unser Im Himmelreich
 
22.
Jesus, Meine Zuversicht
 
23.
Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist
 
24.
Schmücke Dich, O Liebe Seele
 
25.
Freuen Wir Uns All In Ein
 
26.
O Jesulein Süss
 
27.
O Traurigkeit
 
28.
Christ Ist Erstanden
 
29.
Rondo
 
30.
Elegy (Siciliano)
 
31.
Allegro Giacoso
 
32.
Chaconne
 
33.
Lento (Homage to L.S.)
 
34.
Fugue: Allegro Moderato
 

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