New Music for Organ
Nonesuch (US) 1971
sleeve : EX-(SRW, some light dirts)
media : EX/EX(some slight noise)
This album was released in 1971 on the Nonesuch label's contemporary music series and features organist William Albright. The album features "Black Host" composed by William Bolcom in 1967 and "Organbook II" composed by Albright himself in 1971. As the title "New Music for Organ" implies, these are not just organ performances, but both pieces were tape realizations at the University of Michigan's Electronic Music Studio. The addition of percussion to the churchy-sounding organ performance and the electronic processing using the unorthodox device of tape embody a peculiar phenomenon, making this a work of post-modernism or surrealist conception.
A: William Bolcom “Black Host”
B: William Albright “Organbook II”