Bryan Ashley plays the Aeolian Skinner organ of The First Church of Christ, Scientist. The title says it all! Hear the majestic sound one of the world’s largest pipe organs. The 14 pieces on this CD are representative of different eras and composers and showcase the innumerable tonal possibilities of this awesome instrument. Whether the listener is a connoisseur of organ music, or a novice, this CD is sure to delight.
The program is structured as an organ recital, and the recording provides a broader view of composers that are also included on Ashley’s previous CD “Glorious” by including works that are quite different in mood or character, yet still exemplify the unique and individual musical language of the composer. The booklet includes an introduction by the organist, program notes, history of the organ, and a listing of organ specifications.
Run time: 76 minutes.
Watch a video here of Bryan Ashley playing Fugue in E-Flat Major by J.S. Bach (prelude to the Mother Church Annual Meeting 2014)