Through the E.M. Skinner Organ at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, Massachusetts, USA, Dr. SharonRose Pfeiffer gives voice to works by master composers from the Baroque to the twentieth century. Recorded in DSD, this album creates a surround-sound experience, enabling listeners to hear the full effect of this organ. In a unique design by Nelson Barden & Associates of Boston, the organ pipes line the north and south side aisles the full length of the church, allowing the entire building to sing.
The program includes Resurrection: Lament, The Rising, The Ecstasy, Reflection by Larry King, Sonate der 94ste Psalm by Julius Reubke, Job for Organ, 6. Penitence and Realization by Petr Eben, Symphonie VI Op. 42: 1. Allegro by Charles-Marie Widor, Fantasia Super “Komm Heiliger Geist” BWV 651 by J.S. Bach, and Messe de la Pentecote: V. Sortie (Le vent d’Esprit) by Olivier Messiaen.
The inspiration for all of these text-based works is outlined in the detailed program notes, giving additional insight to the composers’ thoughts and intentions behind the music.