EGIL HOVLAND (1924-2012): Toccata on "Now thank we all our God", Chorale Partita No. 5 on "Lord God, thy dear Name and Honour", Il canto del mare, Op. 114, KNUT NYSTEDT (b.1915): Suite d'orgue, Op. 84 (organ of Filipstad Church, Sweden. Original 1984 Simax release), CONRAD BADEN (1908-1989): Variations on the Folk Tune "I see thee, o Lamb of God, standing", ARNE NORDHEIM (1931-2010): Response III for Organ and Percussion (Peter Kates, Terje Viken [percussion]) (organ of Oslo Concert Hall. Original 1978 Philips LP release and 1996 Aurora [Nordheim] releases).
Catalogue Number: 04P075
Label: Pro Musica
Description: Reissues in magnificent sound of modern Norwegian organ works, all of whose composers should be well-known to collectors and all of it tonal and in updated versions of the Scandinavian organ tradition except, of course, for the 19-minute Nordheim piece of 1984 which also includes electronic sounds and processed recordings of instruments, choral music and bell-ringing. It may not be conventional but it's still interesting and fun for mildly adventurous organ collectors. Harald Herresthal (organist).