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CAROL WILLIAMS PLAYS St Martin's Church
Dudelange, Luxembourg

Karl Jenkins

$ 12.00
KARL JENKINS (b. 1944)

1. Trumpeting Organ Morgan
2. Theme from Palladio (Audio Sample now playing)
3. Hymn, Adiemus: Sons of Sanctuary
4. Adiemus, Adiemus: Songs of Sancuary
5. Now as a spirit, Requiem
6. In these stones horizons sing
7. Benedictus, The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
8. Celebratio
9. Pie Jesu, Requiem
10. Cantilena, The Best of Adiemus
11. The snow of yesterday, Requiem

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE (1870-1939)
12. Choral - Improvisation sur le "Victimae paschali",
Cinq Improvisations

IVER KLEIVE (b. 1949)
13. Toccata "Store Gud, VI lover deg"

CAROL WILLIAMS PLAYS JENKINS, TOURNEMIRE, AND KLEIVE
 IV/92 Georg & Eduard Stahlhuth organ (1912, rebuilt by Thomas Jann, 2001)
of St. Martin's Church, Dudelange, Luxembourg
If you are looking for organ music off the beaten path, you will find it here.

Karl Jenkins (b. 1944), a native of Penclawdd, Gower, Wales, is a pre-eminent musical figure whose
music has its roots in minimalism, rock, jazz, and world music. A crossover artist, he has enjoyed
success in both the classical and pop worlds. Carol Williams offers a survey of his organ music
(published by Boosey & Hawkes), consisting of eleven tracks. Included are three excerpts from Athemus,
which has topped the classical and pop charts around the world. Other works include excerpts from
Requiem and A Mass for Peace. The opening "Trumpeting Organ Morgan" is infused with Jenkins's
characteristic rhythmic drive and high energy, with repeating patterns, primary harmonic structures,
and simple, direct melodies. In quiet pieces such as "Hymn" from Athemus, he spins melodies of
wistful beauty. Stylistically akin to New Age music, Jenkins's creations have wide authence appeal, a
fact surely not lost on Carol Williams, who is San Diego Civic Organist and artistic director of the
Spreckels Organ Society. Performing on a magnificent instrument of depth, brilliance, gusto, and
abundant color speaking in a reverberant space, Dr. Williams plays with passion and imagination,
eliciting sounds that are alternately granthose, ethereal, exotic, and colorful. She brings us momentarily
back to familiar territory with a stunning, compelling performance of Tournemire's
Choral-Improvisation sur le "Victimae Paschali." Her abundant technical facility is matched by her exemplary
artistry. She closes with a riveting romp through the Toccata "Store Gud, vi lover deg" ("Praise Thee God")
by Norwegian Iver Kleive, who is artistic leader and conductor of the Oslo Bach Choir. A tour de force
with its unrelenting rhythmic drive, the Toccata is a true test of the player's endurance and the organ's wind
system. Both pass with flying colors! In this unusual program, Carol Williams treats us to
a fascinating musical journey. It's well worth the trip!

  American Guild of Organists