BARRY JORDAN (b.1957): Praise Song *, THEO BRANDMÜLLER (1948-2012): Sternenklänge *, ARVO PÄRT (b.1935): Annum per annum, CHRISTIAN VON BLOHN (b.1963): Dialogue vers les étoiles *, THIERRY ESCAICH (b.1965): Évocation II. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 08Y038
Description: This album of contemporary organ repertoire features fascinating works that display a wide array of influences. Barry Jordan’s Praise Song, heard here its 2018 revision, draws on modern worship songs and African drumming rhythms, an element that also suffuses part of Thierry Escaich’s Évocation II, a work of electrifying intensity and vibrant color. Pärt’s starkly beautiful Annum per annum is featured alongside Theo Brandmüller’s last work Sternenklänge. Dialogue vers les étoiles by Christian von Blohn – a student of Brandmüller – acts as a moving posthumous dialogue with his teacher. Christian von Blohm (Great organ of Magdeburg Cathedral).