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cdBach, Improvisation and the Liturgical Year
Trinity Lutheran Chruch, Lynnwood, WA
Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra

This recording documents a recital given by Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra on the Martin Pasi organ of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood, WA. Compositions of J. S. Bach were organized by the liturgical year, and interspersed with Ruiter-Feenstra's own improvisations. Based on ideas found in Bach’s works and stemming from genres he most commonly used, her improvisations create new works using Bach’s compositional processes. In her roles as artist and teacher, Ruiter-Feenstra is a major advocate of improvisation and performance on historically-based instruments.

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Craig Cramer CDCraig Cramer on the Pasi Organ

Dr. Craig Cramer, professor of organ at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, plays the following selections on the Pasi organ at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, Washington.



Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

1. Praeludium in G, Bux WV 149

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
2. Pastorella in F, BWV 590
3. Partita diverse sopra: Christ, der du bist der helle Tag,  BWV 766

Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1760)
4. Fantasia sopra Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend
5. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
6. Es ist ein Ros' entsprugen
7. Herzlich tut mich verlangen
8. Herzlich tut mich verlangen
9. O Welt, ich muss dich lassen

Johann Gottlob Töpfer (1791-1870)
Sonata in D Minor
10. I. Allegro maestoso
11. II. Andante
12. III. Finale: Allegro vivace

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Aaron David MillerAaron David Miller Plays J.S.Bach, Sweelinck, Mendelssohn and Improvises on the Pasi Organ

Aaron David Miller, winner of the Bach and Improvisation prizes at the Calgary International Competition showcases his talents on the Pasi organ at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, Washington.

Aaron David Miller (b. 1972)
1. Improvisation on a Free Theme

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Vom Himmel Hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 769a
2. Var. I Canone all' ottava
3. Var. II Canone alla quinta
4. Var. III Canto fermo in canone
5. Var. IV Canone alla settima
6. Var. V Canon per augmentationem

A. D. Miller
7. Improvisation on Regent's Square

J. S. Bach
8. Passacaglia in c minor, BWV 582 9.Fugue

A. D. Miller
10. Improvisation on Ascended Triumph

Jan Pietersen Sweelinck (1562-1621)
11. Mein junges Leben hat ein End'

A. D. Miller
12. Improvisation on a Swedish Folk Song

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Sonata III in A major
13. I. Con moto maestoso
14. II. Andante tranquillo

A. D. Miller
15. Sinfonia on a theme of Vaughn Williams

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cdBUXTEHUDE: Organ Music, Vol. 6
St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska
Julia Brown

A seminal figure in the development of North German organ music, Buxtehude spent the greater part of his long career in Lübeck, where he was visited by the young Handel and Bach, eager to hear his legendary performances. This sixth volume of his complete organ music includes four Praeludia, works that had a strong influence on the following generation of organ composers, and compositions based on chorale melodies, including two versions of Nun lob, mein seel, den Herrn.

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cdBUXTEHUDE: Organ Music, Vol. 7
St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska
Julia Brown

Julia Brown continues the Naxos Buxtehude series with this new volume, once again recorded on Martin Pasi's remarkable dual-temperament instrument at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Cecilia in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Widor WIDOR: Organ Favourites
St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska
John Delcamp

Charles-Marie Widor’s ten organ symphonies, inspired by the magnificent Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint-Sulpice in Paris revolutionised the art of organ playing and composition in France. This disc of selected highlights includes the Symphony No. 5, the best-known of Widor’s symphonies, with its famous concluding Toccata, the Andante cantabile from Symphony No. 4, one of the composer’s loveliest slow movements, and the hugely virtuosic Allegro from Symphony No. 6, which features one of the most exciting crescendos in the organ repertoire. Bach’s Memento is a tribute to a composer whose reputation Widor did much to re-establish in France.

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Buxtehude volume 5 BUXTEHUDE: Organ Works, Vol. 5
St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska
Julia Brown

Listen to the program To Honor Saint Cecilia featuring concert performances on the 2003 Pasi pipe organ at the Cathedral of Saint Cecilia in Omaha, Nebraska. From American Public Media's PipeDreams®.

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George Ritchie George Ritchie Plays J. S. Bach, Volume 6
St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska

This sixth volume completes George Ritchie's series of recordings which comprise all of the works for organ by J. S. Bach. Together, the recordings survey ten organs which have been built in America by artisans who work in a style based on historical precedents. Each volume includes registrations of the works recorded, stoplists and descriptions of the organs, and musicological notes on the works by George Stauffer and George Ritchie. Five of the six volumes contain two CDs each, and are offered at the price of a single CD.

Two Organs:
Martin Pasi built the three-manual organ for Saint Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha, Nebraska in 2003 as his firm’s Opus 14. The organ features dual temperaments: one well-tempered and the other 1/4-comma meantone (George Ritchie uses the meantone temperament for the Prelude and Fugue in C Major). The 78 ranks include two at 32' pitch.

Charles Fisk (1925-1983) built his largest instrument in 1979 for the House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. Like the Pasi organ, the Fisk was built to play a wide range of historical literature. The Great and Brustwerk divisions follow North German Baroque models located in the cities of Hamburg and Lübeck. Some characteristics derive from the work of Andreas and Gottfried Silbermann, blending German and French ideas of the 18th century. Fisk has incorporated stops in the style of 19th-century organs by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. The organ has four manuals and 86 ranks, two of which are at 32' pitch.

CD 1
Martin Pasi & Associates Organ, 2003, Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Prelude Concertato in E Major, BWV 566
Prelude and Fugue in A Major, BWV 536
Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 535
Prelude and Fugue in E Minor Cathedral, BWV 533
Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 549
Fugue in C Minor on a Theme of Legrenzi, BWV 574
Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 531
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 701
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her, BWV 711
Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein, BWV 734

CD 2
C. B. Fisk Organ, 1979, House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, Minnesota
Fugue on the Magnificat, BWV 733
Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582
Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 550
Partita on O Gott du frommer Gott, BWV 767
Prelude and Fugue in D Minor Fiddle, BWV 539
An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653b
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 720 Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 736
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Sitka Lutheran Church ECLA... Celebrating Our Heritage

  1. Two Chorale Preludes on "Allein Gott in der Höh sie Ehr" - Friedrich Wilhelm Zachau & Johann Gottfried Walther
  2. Andante religioso (Sonata IV) - Felix Mendelssohn
  3. Chorale Prelude on "O Lamm Gottes unschuldig" - Georg Philipp Telemann
  4. Two Trumpet Tunes - Henry Purcell
  5. Offertoires in C (L'Organiste) - Cesar Franck
  6. Two Chorale Preludes on "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" - Johann Gottfried Walther, Johann Pachelbel
  7. Sonata in A Minor: Allegro, Aria, Giga - Samuel Arnold
  8. Three Chorale Preludes: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele; O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen; Es ist ein Ros' entsptrungen - Johannes Brahms
  9. Fantasia in D Minor - Georg Philipp Telemann
  10. Partita on "O Gott du frommer Gott" - J. S. Bach
  11. Fanfare - Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens

Organist: Harvey Huiner
This CD is available for purchase for a donation of $20, which includes postage. Contact the Sitka Lutheran Church office to order a copy.

Produced by Sitka Lutheran Church Historical Preservation Committee.
Recording and mastering engineers: John Ferrick and Andy Holt.
Release No. SLC18441 © 2002/2003 Sitka Lutheran Church, Sitka, Alaska.