CD Organ Sound & Flute Magic (Vol. 1)

This CD has been recorded in July 2011 at the great Klais organ in the munster church Bonn. Highlights of virtuoso and lyrical pieces for this rare instrumental combination. Works by Vivaldi, Marais, Fauré, Bruch, Stamm and others

Any organ, whether in a small village church or in a large cathedral, incorporates flute registers. So why adding a flute as solo instrument? Because it complements the flute pipes nicely: sometimes sounding just like an additional register, but then magically emerging from the organ sound with its specific technical possibilities and „real“ flute sound. This particularly holds for the piccolo flute, which is mainly played in the orchestra but rarely as solo or chamber instrument. Several works of Hans-AndrĂ© Stamm and other composers demonstrate that the grand flute‘s little sister, sounding warm andrich in the lower pitch as well as clear and brilliant in the high notes, enriches the organ sound dramatically. The grand flute itself lends its special timbre to the organ in a few other pieces. Several solo works for organ round up this recording.

1. Hans-AndrĂ© Stamm – Echoes of Joy
2. Hans-AndrĂ© Stamm – Spring Dance
3. Hans-AndrĂ© Stamm – Pick Five
4. Gabriel Fauré/arr. Stamm- CantilÚne
5. Max Bruch – Schwedischer Tanz 
6. Marin Marais arr. Stamm – Le Basque 
7. Hans-AndrĂ© Stamm – Paraphrase on “Suo Gan”
8. Ennio Morricone Gabriel’s Oboe 
9. Hans-AndrĂ© Stamm – Toccata Giocosa (Organ solo)
10. Hans-AndrĂ© Stamm – Sicilienne
11. Hans-AndrĂ© Stamm – Take Seven
12. Hans-AndrĂ© Stamm – Doina
13. Markus Karas (*1961) – Petite Suite pour FlĂ»te et Orgue
14. Hans-AndrĂ© Stamm – RĂȘve (Organ solo)
15. Hans-AndrĂ© Stamm – Variationen on a Breton NoĂ«l 
16. Antonio Vivaldi – Largo from Concerto per Flautino C-Dur, Op. 44
17. Hans-AndrĂ© Stamm – Berceuse

total duration 64:38 min.