Compact Disc
Length: 69:29
Part #031-00034
Price: $15.00

Sonic Splendor

St. John's Sonic Splendor

Philip Hahn, Organist


In 1961 St. John's Episcopal Church was blessed by the gift of an Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. The tonal design consisted of 28 ranks of pipes controlled by 34 stops. In 1995 an Allen MDS Expander II was added, which made available a variety of tonal colors to the organ. In the summer of 2001 a new Allen Renaissance™ three-manual console was installed, resulting in an extraordinary pipe/digital combination instrument with a total of 97 stops.

The late Dr. Philip Hahn was Organist/Director of Music at St. John's Episcopal Church and was the Executive Director of the Friends of Music, the church's concert series. He also served as national President of the American Guild of Organists, a professional association of over 22,000 members. He performed concerts extensively in both the United States and Europe. Dr. Hahn held Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan and earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at American Conservatory in Chicago with a double major in organ performance and composition. Further study was taken in France with certificates in organ performance, solfeggio, and composition from the Conservatoire Americain in Fontainebleau.

  • Selections Recorded:
    • Finlandia - Jean Sibelius
    • Offertoire - François Couperin
    • In Paradisum - Gabriel Fauré
    • Pasticcio - Jean Langlais
    • Sheep May Safely Graze - J.S. Bach
    • Eventide - Philip Hahn
    • The Reed-grown Waters - Sigfrid Karg-Elert
    • Amazing Grace - Philip Hahn
    • Repentance - Richard Purvis
    • The Heavens Declare the Glory of God - Benedetto Marcello
    • Prelude on "Slane" - Gordon Young
    • Fanfare on "St. Gertrude" - Gordon Young
    • Solemn Melody - Henry Walford Davies
    • Londonderry - Edwin Lemare
    • The Royal Fanfare - Antonio Soler