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Tuesday
Aug142012

Making Music City Mixture : Part VI

Part 6 of a multi-part narrative of my new recording on mechanical action organs of Nashville. Music City Mixture is available here.

First Lutheran Church

Church: http://First-Lutheran-Nashville.org/
Organ photos: http://www.PhotographyByStein.com/
Organ specifications: http://www.NashvilleAGO.org/AreaOrgans/Specs/FirstLutheranChpl.htm
Organ builder: http://www.OrgelWolff.com/
Organ builder: http://alambix.uquebec.ca/musique/orgues/wolff.html#Instrum 

I visited First Lutheran on Monday to practice. Director of Music Mark Beall was a most gracious host, and he enjoyed chatting with Rich about recording equipment when we came back to record on Wednesday.

 The Wolff in the chapel is one of those experiences every organist ought to have. Depending on your perspective, you could imagine yourself somewhere in Europe, where the stairs to the organ are winding and tiny, and the loft is tight. Or you could imagine yourself, as I did, at the charming 1865 all-cedar Wandke organ in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top, Tex! Here is a photo of me at the real thing in Nashville:

I knew immediately that the Bach A Major Prelude & Fugue would be lovely here, as would the Froberger Canzona. The CD did not have enough room for the Froberger, and so it is here:

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