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The Organ Music of Gerald Near

by Steven Egler

Composer Gerald Near beautifully blends the ancient and the modern in these works, played on the Casavant organ by Steven Egler.
Genre: Classical: Traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Choraleworks: Mit Freuden Zart
1:39 album only
2. Choraleworks: Westminster Abbey
1:18 album only
3. Choraleworks: Nun Danket Alle Gott
0:55 album only
4. Choraleworks: Moscow
0:55 album only
5. Choraleworks: Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland
2:16 album only
6. Choraleworks: In Dulci Jubilo
1:06 album only
7. Choraleworks: Erhalt Uns, Herr (Spires)
1:15 album only
8. Choraleworks: O Welt, Ich Muss Dich Lassen
1:36 album only
9. Choraleworks: Herzliebster Jesu
1:35 album only
10. Choraleworks: Salzburg
3:08 album only
11. Choraleworks: Canonbury
1:19 album only
12. Choraleworks: Leoni
0:55 album only
13. Choraleworks: Herr Jesu Christ
1:47 album only
14. Choraleworks: Liebster Jesu, Wir Sind Hier
2:47 album only
15. Choraleworks: St. Denio
2:53 album only
16. Choraleworks: Freu Dich Sehr (Psalm 42)
1:59 album only
17. Choraleworks: Suo Gân
2:52 album only
18. Choraleworks: Aus Tiefer Not
1:41 album only
19. Choraleworks: Herzlich Tut Mich Verlagen
1:56 album only
20. Choraleworks: Puer Nobis Nascitur
1:37 album only
21. Choraleworks: Vater Unser Im Himmelreich
2:42 album only
22. Choraleworks: Jesus, Meine Zuversicht
2:15 album only
23. Choraleworks: Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist
2:55 album only
24. Choraleworks: Schmücke Dich, O Liebe Seele
4:32 album only
25. Choraleworks: Freuen Wir Uns All in Ein
2:06 album only
26. Choraleworks: O Jesulein Süss
2:04 album only
27. Choraleworks: O Traurigkeit
2:24 album only
28. Choraleworks: Christ Ist Erstanden
2:04 album only
29. Suite in the Classical Style: Rondo
4:21 album only
30. Suite in the Classical Style: Elegy (Siciliano)
2:44 album only
31. Suite in the Classical Style: Allegro Giacoso
2:12 album only
32. Sonata for Organ: Chaconne
6:14 album only
33. Sonata for Organ: Lento (Homage to L.S.)
5:36 album only
34. Sonata for Organ: Fugue - Allegro Moderato
4:37 album only


Album Notes
Composer Gerald Near is one of the foremost living composers of church music. This 2-disc recording presents, for the first time, his complete set of Twenty-Eight Chorales on Hymn Tunes for Organ, along with his Organ Sonata and other works. Organist Steven Egler presents these works on the 56-rank Casavant organ in Central Michigan University's Staples Family Concert Hall. He is joined on some selections by Frances Shelly on flute. The multimedia portion of this Enhanced CD includes photographs of the pipes from the organ in the concert hall.

Steven Egler, Biography

Steven Egler, Professor of Organ at Central Michigan University, holds the bachelor of music, master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees in organ performance from the University of Michigan, where he studied organ with Robert Glasgow and harpsichord with Edward Parmentier. Additional study has been with Lillian McCord, Catharine Crozier, Charles W. Ore, Quentin Faulkner and George Ritchie. He has appeared as a soloist, accompanist and member of the Shelly-Egler Flute and Organ Duo for more than 30 years. His performances have been featured several times on Pipedreams and he has performed for several regional and national conventions of The American Guild of Organists and National Flute Association. A church musician for 40 years, he has held rector of music and organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Steven is joined on many of his works by Frances Shelly, Professor of Flute at Wichita Sate University. Shelly has received her undergraduate and graduate degrees form University of Michigan and was a Fullbright Scholar at the Hochschule fur Musik in Berlin, Germany. She is currently a member of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, the Lieurance Woodwind Quintet and the Shelly-Egler Flute and Organ Duo. Dr. Shelly has performed world premieres a the conventions of the National Flute Association and The American Guild of Organists. She was awarded an Artist-Fellowship to Back Aria Festival and Institute in Stony Brook, New York.



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