Pipedreams this week features archive recordings of the renowned Kotzschmar Memorial Organ at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine, in anticipation of the instrument's "grand reawakening" on Sept. 27 following a major two-year refurbishment.
EDWIN H. LEMARE: Toccata di Concerto, Op. 59 –Fred Hohman(Pro Organo 7117).
J. S. BACH: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 –Ray Cornils (AFKA 120).
JOHN KNOWLES PAINE: Concert Variations on the Austrian Hymn, Op. 3, no. 1 –Ray Cornils (AFKA 110).
LEMARE: Summer Sketches (Dawn; The Bee; The Cuckoo; Twilight; Evening)–Thomas Murray (AFKA 515).
JACQUES OFFENBACH: Orpheus in the Underworld --Thomas Heywood (AFKA 119).