Thomas Dressler | Thomas Dressler plays the 1847 Ferris Organ at Round Lake, NY

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Thomas Dressler plays the 1847 Ferris Organ at Round Lake, NY

by Thomas Dressler

The 1847 Ferris organ at Round Lake, NY roars and gently sings the music of two eras: America's largest surviving pre-1850 pipe organ in the hands of a performer who plays with passion, flair, and a sense of historic style.
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1. Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)--Modus ludendi pleno organo pedaliter
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2. James C. Beckel (1811- ? )--Voluntary in C
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3. Georg Boehm (1661-1733)--Partita on Gelobet seist du, Herr Jesu
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4. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)--Sonata #2, Grave--Adagio
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5. Mendelssohn--Sonata #2, Allegro maestoso e vivace
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6. Mendelssohn--Sonata #2, Fuga--Allegro moderato
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7. Cesar Franck (1822-1890)--Chorale #3 in A minor
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8. Oliver Shaw (1779-1848)--Trip to Pawtucket
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9. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)--Fugue in F major (BWV 540)
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10. Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)--Sonata #19 in G minor, Praeludium
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11. Rheinberger--Sonata #19 in G minor, Provencalisch
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12. Rheinberger--Sonata #19 in G minor, Introduction und Finale
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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A very special recording of one of the most historic musical instruments in America. This recording allows you to "time-travel" back to the 19th century both in its realistic sound, which brings this thrilling, interesting instrument into your home, and in the exciting, "historically informed" approach of the performer. Recorded under very difficult circumstances because of the mostly 19th century condition of the auditorium, this CD is beautifully packaged with color photos of the auditorium, organ, and performer in a full color, multi-panelled jacket.

Thomas Dressler is known for exciting, passionate performances on the organ and harpsichord which combine warm musicality with historic techniques. He has been performing for twenty-nine years, often on historic instruments, including the 1776 Tannenberg organ in Nazareth, PA, the 1847 Ferris organ at Round Lake, NY, the 1865 Hook organ at Orwell, VT, and the large Sesquicentennial organ at University of PA. He has appeared on local television in NY, the Poconos, and Philadelphia. His playing at the opening concert of the 150th anniversary celebration of the Round Lake organ was said to be "riveting" and "stunningly elegant." His recording on the Round Lake organ was released in August of 2003.


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Albert Berry

Love this CD
I am very happy that I purchased this CD. Thomas' playing shows the instrument off very well.

Mac Hayes

Very old organ, sounds great!
It is very interesting to hear the music that was very likely what would have been heard when this instrument was installed in the Round Lake Auditorium.