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The Missouri Jewel, Opus 55 Quimby Pipe Organ, Inc. Gano Chapel, William Jewell College Liberty, Missouri

Diane Meredith Belcher's recording of notable hymns and memorable pieces from the pipe organ repertoire provides a unique listening experience that features the Quimby Pipe Organ, Opus 55, three manuals, and 55 ranks at William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri. Her hymn improvisations explore the tonal possibilities of the instrument, and the repertoire includes the acclaimed Edward Elgar from Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, Enigma Nimrod arranged by William H. Harris.

The style of this instrument is distinctive to Quimby Pipe Organs as it makes no pretence of following any school or national design. The aim of the company is to blend traditional American tonal concepts with an appreciation for the work of the notable English organ builder, T. C. Lewis, as well as research into other organ building traditions. In order to fulfill its dual roles as a recital and ceremonial instrument, capable of accompanying both choir and orchestra, the tonal concept leans heavily toward the American organbuilding style of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Large concert organs from this period contained fully developed Principal choruses and bold chorus reeds, as well as the lush string, flute and solo reed tones associated with the Romantic or symphonic period of organbuilding.
Audio Sample Diane Belcher at William Jewel College by

CD 1:

At the Name of Jesus, tune: Kings Weston
Come with us, O blessed Jesus, tune: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, tune: Hymn to Joy
There's a wideness in God's mercy, tune: St. Helena
O Love, how deep, how broad, how high, tune: Deo gracias
All my hope on God is founded, tune: Michael
For all the saints, who from their labors rest, tune: Sine nomine
If thou but trust in God to guide thee, tune: Wer nur den lieben Gott
Now thank we all our God, tune: Nun danket
Good Christian friends, rejoice, tune: In Dulci Jubilo
O God, our help in ages past, tune: St. Anne
O thou who camest from above, tune: Hereford
When Jesus went to Jordan's Stream, tune: Christ, unser Herr zum Jordan kam
O sacred head, sore wounded, tune: Herzlich tut mich verlangen
Christ is made the sure foundation, tune: Westminster Abbey
Our Father, by whose Name, tune: Rhosymedre
O day of peace, that dimly shines, tune: Jerusalem
The Church's one foundation, tune: Aurelia

CD 2:

KARG-ELERT: Choral-Improvisation Nun danket alle Gott, Op. 65, No. 59
BACH: Choralvorspiel Christ, unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 684
ELGAR: Nimrod from Variations on an original theme, Op. 36, Enigma
BACH: Fuga G-Dur, BWV 577, Gigue
BACH: Choralvorspiel Wer nur den lieben Gott labt walten, BWV 642
DUPRE: In dulci jubilo from 79 Chorales, Op. 28
BACH: Jesus bleibet meine Freude from Kantate Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
BACH: Fuga Es-Dur, BWV 532 St. Anne
AYER: Chorale Prelude on Hyfrydol
BUXTEHUDE: Preludium C-Dur, BuxWV 137
BRAHMS: Choralvorspiel Herzlich tut mich verlangen, Op. 122, No. 10
WILLIAMS: Rhosymedre from Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes
WEAVER: Passacaglia on a theme by Dunstable

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