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To hear the music / produced, written, and directed by Dennis Lanson ; co-producers, Rob Cooper & Pam Pacelli, Alexia Rosoff.

Format Video (DVD)
Publication Info[Gloucester, Mass.] : Highway Five Productions, ©2014.
Description1 videodisc (62 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorLanson, Dennis, producer, scribe, director, narrator.
Other author/creatorCooper, Rob, 1946- producer.
Other author/creatorPacelli, Pam, 1948- producer, narrator.
Other author/creatorRosoff, Alexia, producer.
Other author/creatorLatry, Olivier, 1962- speaker.
Other author/creatorHiggs, David, speaker.
Other author/creatorMole, Amanda, speaker.
Other author/creatorRakich, Christa, speaker.
Other author/creatorSykes, Peter, 1958- speaker.
Other author/creatorLane, Christian, performer.
Other author/creatorHeiller, Anton, 1923-1979, performer.
Other author/creatorFox, Virgil, 1912-1980, performer.
Other author/creatorKrasinski, Peter Edwin, performer.
Other author/creatorJones, Edward Elwyn, performer, conductor.
Other author/creatorSpányi, Miklós, performer.
Other author/creatorKowalyshyn, Steve, performer.
Other author/creatorHamada, Nami, performer.
Other author/creatorHarvard University. Choir, performer.
Other author/creatorHighway Five Productions.
Partial contents Featured music: Pastorale in F major, BWV 590. Andante tranquilo / by Johann Sebastian Bach (Christian Lane, organ) -- Suite de deuxième ton. Basse de cromorne / by Louis Nicolas Clèrambault (Anton Heiller, organ) -- Cambridge passacaglia : op. 953 / by Carson Cooman (Christian Lane, organ) -- Suite de deuxième ton. Flutes / by Louis Nicolas Clèrambault (Anton Heiller, organ) -- Prelude and fugue for organ in E minor, BWV 548 ; Gigue fugue : BWV 577 / by Johann Sebastian Bach (Virgil Fox, organ) -- Prelude and fugue in C major, BWV 547 / by Johann Sebastisn Bach (Christian Lane, organ) -- Te Deum laudamus / by Dietrich Buxtehude (Christian Lane, organ) -- Suite de deuxième ton. Duo / by Louis Nicolas Clèrambault (Anton Heiller, organ) -- Tierce en taille : from Livre d'orgue / by Pierre DuMage (Christian Lane, organ) -- Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit : BWV 669 / by Johann Sebastian Bach (Anton Heiller, organ) -- Prelude and fugue in C major, BWV 549 / by Johann Sebastian Bach (Peter Krasinski, organ) -- Tierce en taille / by Francis Couperin (Edward Jones, organ) -- Allein Gott : BWV 664 / by Johann Sebastian Bach (Miklós Spányi, organ) -- Fair Harvard / by Rev. Samuel Gilman (Christian Lane, organ) -- Prelude & fugue in G major / by Nicolaus Bruhns (Steve Kowalyshyn, organ) -- Magnificat / by Samuel Scheidt (Nami Hamada, organ) -- Fanfare / by John Cook (Christian Lane, organ) -- Spring bursts today / by Alfred Fedak. Come, ye faithful, raise the strain / by Thurlow Weed (Harvard University Choir ; Christian Lane, organ ; Edward Jones, choirmaster).
Abstract "Charles Brenton Fisk ... [built] tracker action pipe organs out of Gloucester, Massachusetts. He died in 1983, but his uniquely collaborative shop continues to build 'The King of Instruments' in much the same way it was built in the time of Bach. On the surface a film about process, To Hear the Music follows the development of a single instrument, Opus 139, from its initial design meetings (with the late Rev. Peter Gomes) through every aspect of building and testing, to a celebratory Easter inaugural in Memorial Church, Harvard University ... But the documentary also speaks ... about the creation of a product built to last in a world of disposability; about a model workplace, where every craftsman's voice is heard; about the organ wars of the early 20th century, that pitted electro-pneumatic organs against the pure mechanical connection between the finger's touch and the speech of the pipe; about the marriage of craft and art that the man Fisk valued above all else; and about the music itself ..."--Container.
General noteAdded features: Olivier Latry, organist at Notre Dame de Paris : segment of a master class on Op. 139, Mar. 2013, Memorial Church, Harvard University -- Five organists discuss Opus 139 (featuring David Higgs, Amanda Mole, Peter Krasinski, Christa Rakish [i.e. Rakich], and Peter Sykes) -- Shop jobs [demonstrations of aspects of organ construction].
CreditsPhotography, Austin deBesche, Jake Thomas ; location sound recording, Mario L. Cardenas.
Performer Dennis Lanson, voice of Charles Fisk ; additional interviews, Pam Pacelli.
Technical detailsDVD.
Genre/formDocumentary films.
Genre/formDocumentary films.
UPC 091037730893

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