Marilyn Mason – The Great Organ of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

12 Mar
This hard to find double album was a limited run released sometime in the mid 70’s, possibly as a fund-raiser

Thanks to: Paul Garfunkel & Stephen Disney

Organ: Marilyn Mason

Choir: National Shrine Men’s Chorus
Director: Joseph Michaud

Tracks:
Bach – Tocata & Fugue in D minor
Dupre – Deux Esquisses
Alain – Trois Danses
Bach – Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C
Van Der Horst – Etude de Concert
Le Clerc – Magnificat
Pergolesi – Sonata in F
Lidon – Sonata De I Tono Para Organo Trompetta Real

Release: DS27f-2

Source: SQ LP

Process: SQ*Final/II

Format: DVD-A/V – MLP/DTS/DD

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4 Responses to “Marilyn Mason – The Great Organ of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception”

  1. maenak2014 June 4, 2014 at 16:12 #

    An ear-gasmic experience!Nicely done.Thanks for your effort.
    In your hands this album has really come to life.
    I have a copy of this LP but lack the know-how ,time and equipment to do what you have accomplished.

  2. Owen Smith April 14, 2013 at 13:50 #

    This is nicely recorded. The organ is spread across the front image, with different sets of pipes appearing in different places between left and right. I suspect this is how the organ is built since it sounds very natural. The long ambience of the cathedral is very nicely captured, with plenty of action in the rears as a result which makes it sound like you are in the middle of the space.

    There is some very deep bass as you would expect with a large organ, even on my system I suspect I’m missing some of the volume of that. My floorstanding front left/right Castle Harlechs are big but they’re not the ultimate in low bass and my rears are bookshelf Castle Richmond 3s on wall brackets which are definitely struggling with the full range sound.

    Musically I only really like the Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, the rest is too modern sounding and/or weird for my tastes. It is interesting to hear another take on the Bach, it seems to be played quite differently by different organists. I’m rather partial to the Fantasia orchestral version myself, many of the images from Fantasia were going through my head while listening to this version.

  3. zaphod2359 March 12, 2013 at 16:50 #

    Yikes!For a second there I thought it said Marilyn Manson.*shudders*

  4. mickjerome March 12, 2013 at 16:20 #

    Thanks,it looks nice.

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