OHS Convention Recordings

These mul­ti­ple-CD sets playable below sur­vey organs in spe­cif­ic Amer­i­can regions. Each fea­tures 17 to as many as 39 organs played by as many organ­ists. The per­for­mances are record­ed dur­ing the annu­al Nation­al Con­ven­tions of the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety. Click on each track­list below to see the wide-rang­ing reper­toire, lists of per­form­ers, and organs record­ed on each set.

Down­load the Track­list link below each Album Cov­er of the CD Book­let that has Com­posers, Artists, and Instru­ments being played.

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Pur­chase these CD’s now from the OHS Cat­a­log or by using the but­tons below each album. A few of these CD sets are no longer available.

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Charles-Marie Widor

Sym­phonie Goth­ique, Opus 70
Sym­phonie Romane, Opus 73
Charles-Marie Widor (1844 – 1937) cre­at­ed the Sym­pho­ny for organ, of which the only exam­ple before him was César Franck’s Grande Pièce sym­phonique. By the time he was 30, Widor was France’s fore­most organ com­pos­er and vir­tu­oso. As organ­ist of Saint-Sulpice, he presided over the largest organ in France. Suc­ceed­ing Franck as pro­fes­sor of organ at the Paris Con­ser­va­to­ry, he num­bered Charles Tourne­mire, Hen­ri Mulet, and Louis Vierne among his pupils; and lat­er, as pro­fes­sor of com­po­si­tion, taught Mar­cel Dupré, Lili and Nadia Boulanger, Dar­ius Mil­haud, and Arthur Honegger.

Playlist American Collection
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The American Collection

Reper­toire Record­ing Soci­ety ~ RRS 12
Record­ed August 91973
Hilborne L. Roo­sevelt Organ
Op. 1131883

The instru­ment is charm­ing, deli­cious­ly dry in its set­ting, bright, cheer­ful, in every way a plea­sure. So is the performance.

Vir­gil Thomson

Playlist 1990