It's been a while since this page has been updated, and I'll try to post updates more often. I've recently put together a home practice instrument using the Hauptwerk software, making it easier to produce good-quality recordings. These recordings are made using samples from the Father Willis instrument in Salisbury Cathedral (specification). Scroll down for older recordings made at University United Methodist Church.
The section below has not been updated since May 2016.
This page has recordings of some of the organ music I've played, for friends and family. These are not professional recordings, and I'm still trying to find the right locations for microphone placement, the proper recording levels, and so forth. I'm also not a professional organist, and you will find plenty of mistakes in my playing as well -- but I hope you enjoy them nevertheless.
Information on the instrument I play can be found here. My teacher is Dr. David Polley, organ instructor at Southwestern University, music director at Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown, TX, and former organist at University United Methodist Church in Austin, TX.
[Organ literature] [Hymns] [Improvisations] [Other Repertoire]
|Buxtehude, Dietrich||Prelude, Fugue, and Chaconne in C Major, BuxWV 137|
|Bach, Johann Sebastian||Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543|
|Bach, Johann Sebastian||In dir ist Freude from the Orgelbüchlein, BWV 615|
|Bach, Johann Sebastian||O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross from the Orgelbüchlein, BWV 622|
|Franck, César||Choral No. 3 in A minor|
|Mendelssohn, Felix||Fugue from Organ Sonata No. 6, Op. 65|
|Boëllman, Léon||Suite gothique|
|Vierne, Louis||Berceuse (No. 19 from 24 Pièces en style libre, Op. 31)|
|Langlais, Jean||Flutes (No. 4 from Organ Book (Ten Pieces))||Elkan-Vogel 463-00006|
|Gárdonyi, Zsolt||Mozart changes||Möseler Verlag (M2.MOS-19498)|
(*) All scores are public domain editions downloaded from IMSLP.
|Tune (click for MP3)||Text (click for hymn text)||Notes|
|ABBOT'S LEIGH||God is here (*)||4 verses; original third verse, modulating interlude, and last verse|
|AURELIA||The church's one foundation||5 verses; original interlude before last verse|
|GERMANY||Where cross the crowded ways of life||2 verses; solo melody in second verse|
|LOBE DEN HERREN||Praise to the Lord, the Almighty||4 verses; original introduction and last verse harmonization|
|ST. ANNE||O God, our help in ages past||6 verses; original introduction, solo melody in verses 3 and 5|
(*) This hymn text was commissioned by University United Methodist Church, where these recordings were made.
In time, I may make recordings of these as well.
|Pachelbel, Johann||O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross|
|Marchand, Louis||Selections from Deuxième Livre|
|Clérambault, Louis-Nicolas||Basse et dessus de trompette, from Premier Livre d'Orgue|
|Walther, Johann Gottfried||Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme|
|Bach, Johann Sebastian||Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 535|
|Bach, Johann Sebastian||Eight Short Preludes and Fugues, BWV 553-560|
|Bach, Johann Sebastian||Pastorale, BWV 590 (first movement)|
|Brahms, Johannes||Herzliebster Jesu; Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (Nos. 2 and 5 from Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 122)|
|Vierne, Louis||Préambule; Legende (Nos. 1 and 13 from 24 Pièces en style libre, Op. 31)|
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