James Welch Organist


Magnum Opus, Volume One   Magnum Opus, Volume Two
Flentrop Organ, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle, Washington

Magnum Opus, Volume One

Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565 Johann Sebastian Bach
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731 Johann Sebastian Bach
Fantasia, pour le verset "Judex Crederis au Te Deum" Alexandre Boëly
Let Us Break Bread Together Dale Wood
Nöel, Grand Jeu et Duo (No. 10 in G Major) Louis-Claude Daquin
2e Fantaisie Jehan Alain
Basse de Trompette, from Suite sur le premier Ton Louis Marchand
Pastorale, from Sonate d'Intavolatura Domenico Zipoli

Magnum Opus, Volume Two

Fantasie and Fugue in c minor Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein Johann Sebastian Bach
Fugue in D major, from WTC, Book 2 Johann Sebastian Bach
Sweet Sixteenths, A Concert Rag for Organ William Albright
Andante cantabile, from Symphonie 4 Charles-Marie Widor
Prelude and Fugue in E major Vincent Lübeck
Allegretto, from Sonata in E-flat minor Horatio Parker
Fantasia super "Komm heiliger Geist" Johann Sebastian Bach
Berceuse, from 24 Pièces en style libre Louis Vierne

The organ heard in this recording was, at the time of recording, the magnum opus of Dirk Flentrop. Delivered in 1965, it served as a catalyst for the organ reform movement in the Pacific Northwest, a region now literally resounding with modern tracker instruments. The organ has 55 sounding stops and 76 ranks played by mechanical (tracker) key action and electric slider stop action. The casework is made of solid African mahogany and stands approximately 45 feet high in the choir loft.

Recorded and initially released in 1981 by Wilson Audio, this analog recording was re-released as a CD in 1988.

Please note: Volume One and Volume Two are separate CDs; orders must specify each disc requested. Each CD will be a copy made on computer, with a photocopy of the program information.