World Premiere Recording
Best-known as the former organist of The Crystal Cathedral, Frederick Swann delivers the premiere recording of the new Fisk organ at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA.
Swann plays a diverse program specifically chosen to showcase the wide and colorful tonal spectrum of this superb new organ.
"Fisk’s Op. 130, housed in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA, makes a welcome debut here on disc, recorded in August 2008 within months of the instrument’s inaugural performances. Frederick Swann’s beautifully played programme--Widor, Bach, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Franck complemented and contrasted by Norman Cocker, John LaMontaine and Swann’s own tender improvisation on "Londonderry Air"—proves a perfect showcase for a fine new instruments, whose four manual and pedal, 73 stops and 4,322 pipes deliver a satisfyingly wide dynamic range and a tonal palette full of character and colour. "
Michael Quinn - Choir and Organ