On this page, I’ve compiled some recordings of myself playing on various significant organs, mostly in Germany. Most of them have been recorded either by my husband and I, or the recording studio at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen (Matthaeus Nordhorn, recording engineer).
And in case you are wondering, “does that Rhonda Edgington play anything but really old music?”, yes I do, and those selections are marked with a + (for those who don’t know their Tournemire from their Muffat).
This is the small Silbermann organ in the Crypt in the Dom in Bremen. I am playing a Canzone by the Italian composer Salvatore.
This is the large romantic organ by Sauer in the Dom in Bremen. I am playing the second movement, Invocation, from Reger’s second sonata. +
These recordings are all done on the Ahrend/Brunzema organ in the St. Martini Church in Bremen.
-first is the Variations on Esce Mars by Sweelinck
-next is the choral fantasy Was kann uns kommen an für Not by Tunder
-then we have the Toccata in D-minor by Buxtehude
-and finally, the Prelude and Fugue in G-minor by J.S.Bach, BWV 535
This is done at the Dom in Verden. I’m playing Durufle’s Scherzo – that’s French romantic music on a German romantic organ, but it works well enough (and I don’t live in France, so it’s the best I could do!). This was recorded by Herr Nordhorn. +
Now, these are recorded on the Schnitger organ in Weener’s St. Georg Church (thanks to Dale Carr for these recordings from my recital in January of 2008!)
-the choral fantasy on Nun lasst uns by Lübeck
-and the Motette Colorierung on Verbum caro factum est by Scheidemann
This is a Toccata by Muffat on the Silbermann organ at the Dom in Freiberg (thanks to Mike Irvine, for making the recordings of our AGO spring organ tour to Dresden in 2009!)
Here we have the variations by Scheidt on Soll es sein, recorded in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdamm on the small organ there, by Ahrend, when I was playing in the final round of the second international Sweelinck organ competition.
This is the Praeludium in d-minor by Buxtehude, played on the Schnitger organ at Hamburg’s St. Jacobi church, performed during one of the exams I played to complete my diploma in organ performance at the University of the Arts/ Hochschule für Künste in Bremen.
From a concert I played in Sept of 2008, on the Martin Pasi organ of St. Paul and the Redeemer Episcopal Church in Chicago’s Hyde Park, for the AGO International Year of the Organ. Bach’s newly discovered chorale fantasy on “Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns haelt”
From my concert in July of 2009 for the Organ Historical Society’s National Convention, in Cleveland, Ohio. The chorale prelude by Sigfrid Karg-Elert on “Aus tiefer Not”. +
And finally, the Casavant organ in Oak Park, Illinois, where I was organist for five years, at the First United Church of Oak Park. This is Tournemire’s Improvisation on Victamae paschali. +