500 Years of Organ Music 50-CD Box Set
This unique collection surveys 500 years of organ music, from the Renaissance period up to composers of our time. A wealth of organists showcase their talent and passion for this magnificent instrument, choosing a variety of instruments to perform on from around the world. This extensive 50-disc set features groundbreaking organ composers such as Cavazzoni and De Macque, who developed the capriccio and canzon forms and composed complex counterparts to the period’s vocal music, as well as powerhouse composers like Mozart, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Handel, Telemann, and Haydn. There are also lesser known artists included, such as Padre Davide da Bergamo, who despite his anonymity composed over 2,000 organ pieces. Arvo Part’s illustrious “Spiegel im Spiegel,” performed on the Grand Organ of Leeds Cathedral, concludes the set.