Auditorium Organ Encores, Volume One
RBWCD001

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RBWCD001

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The first release from RBW Records! This outstanding album features John Obetz commanding the giant Aeolian-Skinner organ through performances of his most requested recital and recording repertoire. Stereo Surround® was used to capture the incredible sound of the fantastic space of the Auditorium and all the nuances of this great instrument.

Victimae paschali laudes 
Choral No. 2 in B minor 
Passacaglia BWV 582 
Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H 
Adagio for Strings 
The Star Spangled Banner Concert Variations 

 Tournemire
 Franck
 Bach
 Liszt
 Barber
 Paine

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Auditorium Organ Christmas Encores
RBWCD002

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RBWCD002

A seasonal collection of favorite compositions and popular carols, all performed on the world-famous 113 rank Aeolian-Skinner organ at the RLDS Auditorium in Independence, MO.

Total time 68:05

Variations on "Sussex Carol"
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (From Heaven Above to Earth I Come)
A la Venue de Noël (At the Coming of Christmas)
O Come, All Ye Faithful; We Three Kings; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
The Holly and the Ivy
Priére (Prayer)
Tambourin sur des Noël (Noel for the Drums)
O Little Town of Bethlehem; The First Noel; Joy to the World
Prelude on "Greensleeves"
In Dulci Jubilo
Rosa Mystica (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming)
Gloria
La Nativité
Away in a Manger; Angels We Have Heard on High; Silent night
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (From Heaven Above to Earth I Come)
Improvisation on "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen"

Raymond Haan
Johann Pachelbel
Nicolas Séjan

H. L. Pope
Joseph Jongen
Jean Jacques Charpentier
 M. Searle Wright
 Gerald Kemner
 Gerald Kemner
 Gerald Kemner
 Jean Langlais
 
Max Reger
 Myron Roberts

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Casavant Organ Inaugural Recital
RBWCD006

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RBWCD006

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This third album from John Obetz debuts the fabulous new Casavant organ of the RLDS Temple Building. The craftsmanship of Casavant combined with the unique architecture of the RLDS Peace Temple in Independence, Missouri and the world class talent of Dr. Obetz has vaulted this offering as one of RBW's most popular recordings.The 60 stop/102 rank organ, set in a bright acoustic with 4 seconds of reverberation, is considered one of the most beautiful organs of our time.

Total time 72:23

Introduction and Passacaglia 
An Wasserflüssen Babylon BWV 653 
Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue BWV 564 
Nöel de Saintonge 
Tierce en Taille 
Choral No.1 in E Major 
Eight Studies on the Hymn Tune Paraclete: 
Procession ; The Flutes ; Ricercare; Power Piece;
Meditation; Quotation; The Pedals; Finale 
Psalm-Prelude Op. 32, No.1
Dieu Parmi Nous (God Among Us) 

 Max Reger
 Johann Sebastian Bach
 Johann Sebastian Bach
 Jean Francois Dandrieu

 Pierre Du Mage
 César Franck

 Gerald Kemner


 Herbert Howells
 Olivier Messiaen

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Festival of Organ & Brass
RBWCD008

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RBWCD008

This album features some of the greatest literature for organ and brass performed in the richly reverberant space of the RLDS Peace Temple. The 60 stop/102 rank Casavant organ is a perfectly balanced partner with the five brass instruments, and together they fill the 1 1/2 million cubic feet of space with glorious sounds beyond description. This is a sonic spectacular to be treasured!

Total time 52:19

Marche Triomphale
Gloria 
Jesu, Nun Sei Gepreistet 
Entrata Festiva 
Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary 
Salvum Fac Populum Tuum 
Solemn Entry of the Knights of the order of St. John 

 Karg-Elert
 Pinkham
 Bach
 Peeters
 Purcell
 Widor
 Strauss

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The Best of the Auditorium Organ
RBWCD010

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RBWCD010

This latest release from John Obetz features favorite pieces from the archives of the AUDITORIUM ORGAN radio program. It celebrates Dr. Obetz's 31 years as principal organist for the RLDS World Headquarters and the priceless contribution of his talents. This historical document is a "must have" for any fan of the popular program, and is a sonic masterpiece that captures the glory of the world-famous 113 rank Aeolian-Skinner organ at the RLDS Auditorium in Independence, Missouri. Highlighted are recordings from the 1970's and early 1980's.

Total time 71:21

Diapason, Jan, 2000
…Even though this is a "greatest hits" album of audience favorites, it accurately represents the mix of standard repertoire and more unusual fare heard on the show.
…The performances are all of the uniformly high quality radio listeners came to expect week after week.
…Sound quality from the master tapes - recorded in the late seventies and early eighties - is very good with minimal hiss; the Trompette en chamade's silver stings are still thrilling. The radio program's familiar voice-over introduction, with the opening bars of the Bach G Minor Fantasy underneath, is here too. This disc is a high-powered blast from the past, but, more importantly, it is a musical and eminently enjoyable compilation. Affectionately recommended.
                                                                     - Randy L. Beighbarger

Opening Theme - Fantasy in G minor 
Opening Commentary 
Comes Autumn Time 
Rhosymedre 
Finale from Sonata in D minor 
Trumpet Tune and Bell Symphony 
Shall We Gather At The River 
Deux Danses A Agni Yavishta
Incantation Pour Un Saint Jour
Chorale No. 3 in A minor
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Allein Gott in Der Höh (Trio)
Chorale Fantasia on Wachet Auf Ruft Uns Die Stimme
Closing Theme - Nun Freut Euch, Lieben Christen G'mein
(Now Rejoice Beloved Christians) 

J.S. Bach
 John Obetz
 Leo Sowerby
 Ralph Vaughan Williams
 Alexandre Guilmant
 Henry Purcell
 Virgil Thomson
 Jehan Alain
 Jean Langlais
 César Franck
 J.S. Bach
 J.S. Bach
 Max Reger
 J.S. Bach

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