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I just picked up the vinyl lp "Werner Jahr spielt auf der Bosch Orgel Stadtkirche Friedberg Bruhns Grigny Bartok and Alain." It's pretty rare and not in very good shape. It made me wonder what other recordings I could find of these very old pipe organs. Anyone know any?
 

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The organ on the Valère basilica (a church in Sion, Switzerland) is said to be the oldest functioning organ in the world. Guy Bovet recorded the oldest keyboard works, Codex de Robertsbridge, played on the Valère organ.

Guy Bovet à l'orgue de la Basilique de Valère (1390), The world's oldest playable organ (Gallo)

Codex de Robertsbridge (circa 1316)
J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Anonymous England (17th century)
Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)
Giuseppe Guami (1540-1611)
Giovanni Maria Trabaci (15??-16??)
 

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I have what I think is the 2nd recording by Alain of Bach's organ works and I return to it often. I think it's recorded on a variety of old organs but I don't have it near me to verify. Nevertheless, it's one of my most treasured sets and my favorite of the 3 I own of Bach's organ works. Still on the hunt for more if one interests me, as these are such marvelous and hypnotic treasures of western music.

Closely monitoring this thread for other recs. My organ listening is paltry outside of Bach - some Handel, Franck, Brahms, and Buxtehude is really all I even occasionally listen to.
 

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This is a highly respected but obscure composer who died at 31.

Nicolaus Bruhns - Michel Chapuis , Thionville 1970.

He's more known for:
Vier Präludien für Orgel - Nicolaus Bruhns (1665 - 1697).

played on some more "modern organs."
 

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Sure, a link to a recording would be fabulous :)

The Great Organ of Saint Eustache, Paris

Bach, J S:Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Grigny:Récit de tierce en taille

Guillou:Hyperion, or The Rhetoric of Fire

Liszt:prelude & Fugue on B-A-C-H, S260

Mozart:Fantasia in F minor for a mechanical organ, K608

Widor:Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42 No. 1: Allegro vivace

Jean Victor Arthur Guillou (organ)

Test for your speakers also.:tiphat:
 
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This lp is one of my favourite Organ recordings. The toccata by Muffat and the Couperin pieces are wonderful.I think that there is no cd available wich is realy a pity.The recording itself is full of colour and one can hear it in all its glory with a very deep bass.

 

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This lp is one of my favourite Organ recordings. The toccata by Muffat and the Couperin pieces are wonderful.I think that there is no cd available wich is realy a pity.The recording itself is full of colour and one can hear it in all its glory with a very deep bass.

Unfortunately I do not know this recording, which was unavailable in my country.

But it certainly looks like a rare Pearl.
 
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The organ on the Valère basilica (a church in Sion, Switzerland) is said to be the oldest functioning organ in the world. Guy Bovet recorded the oldest keyboard works, Codex de Robertsbridge, played on the Valère organ.

Guy Bovet à l'orgue de la Basilique de Valère (1390), The world's oldest playable organ (Gallo)

Codex de Robertsbridge (circa 1316)
J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Anonymous England (17th century)
Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)
Giuseppe Guami (1540-1611)
Giovanni Maria Trabaci (15??-16??)
Is this recording any good?
 
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