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George Baker, Discography

Lists of recordings with George Baker as organist, producer and editor, and other recordings featuring George Baker. Recordings are available from the Organ Historical Society, Solstice Music, and Spinning Dog Records.

Recordings as Organist

Compact Disc

CD cover art - Hommage à Cochereau.

Hommage à Cochereau

A Tribute to Pierre Cochereau with George C. Baker, David Briggs, Thierry Escaich, and Loïc Mallié. George Baker plays his compositions Ricercar on "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland", Berceuse-Paraphrase, and Toccata-Gigue on the Sussex Carol.

Organ: Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France (A. Cavaillé-Coll, 1862)

Released 2009. 1 CD.

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Berceuse-Paraphrase    192 Kbps  |  128 Kbps
Toccata-Gigue on the Sussex Carol    192 Kbps  |  128 Kbps

Disques du SOLSTICE
SOCD 252

CD cover art - Jean Langlais: A Centenary.

Jean Langlais: A Centenary

Organ: Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France (A. Cavaillé-Coll, 1888)

Released in 2007. 1CD.

Listen to MP3 Excerpts.

Chant de Paix    192 Kbps  |  128 Kbps
Incantation pour un Jour Saint    192 Kbps  |  128 Kbps

Disques du SOLSTICE
SOCD 240

CD cover art - Complete Organ Works of Louis Vierne, 8 Volume Set.

Complete Organ Works of Louis Vierne, 8 Volume Set

World premiere recording with Pierre Cochereau and George C. Baker, organists.

Awards: 1995 Nouvelle Académie du Disque Français Grand Prix Spécial du Jury, 2000 American Record Guide Critic’s Choice Award.

Released in 1994. 8 volumes. CD Box Set.

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Postlude (from 24 Pièces en Style Libre)    192 Kbps  |  128 Kbps
Carillon de Westminster (from 24 Pièces de Fantasie)    192 Kbps  |  128 Kbps

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Disques du SOLSTICE
SOCD 911/8

CD cover art - Complete Organ Works of Louis Vierne, Volume 4.

Complete Organ Works of Louis Vierne, Volume 4

Disc features both Pierre Cochereau and George Baker, organists. Baker plays Prélude en fa Diese Minuer (c. 1914), Improvisations (1929) et Transcrites par Maurice Duruflé, and Marche Triomphale op. 46.

Organ: Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France (A. Cavaillé-Coll, 1890)

1 CD.

Disques du SOLSTICE
SOCD 814

CD cover art - Complete Organ Works of Louis Vierne, Volumes 5 & 6.

Complete Organ Works of Louis Vierne, Volumes 5 & 6

24 Pièces en Style Libre op. 31, Prélude Funèbre op. 4, Messe Basse op. 30, Messe Basse Pour le Défunts op. 62.

Organ: Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France (A. Cavaillé-Coll, 1890)

Recorded in 1993. 2 CDs.

Disques du SOLSTICE
SOCD 815/6

CD cover art - Complete Organ Works of Louis Vierne, Volumes 7 & 8.

Complete Organ Works of Louis Vierne, Volumes 7 & 8

24 Pièces de Fantaisie op. 51, 53, 54, & 55.

Organ: Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France (A. Cavaillé-Coll, 1890)

Recorded in 1994. 2 CDs.

Disques du SOLSTICE
SOCD 817/8

CD cover art - Louis Vierne: 24 Pièces en Style Libre op. 31, Messe Basse op. 30, Messe Basse Pour le Défunts op. 62.

Louis Vierne: 24 Pièces en Style Libre op. 31, Messe Basse op. 30, Messe Basse Pour le Défunts op. 62

Organ: Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France (A. Cavaillé-Coll, 1890)

Recorded in 1993. 2 CDs.

Disques du SOLSTICE
SOCD 106/7

CD cover art - Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Trio Sonatas.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Trio Sonatas
(from Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Organ Works)

Organ: Saint-Maximim de Thionville, France (Kern, 1969)

1 CD, remastered from 1976 analog recording.

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Sonata VI, mvt. 3    192 Kbps  |  128 Kbps

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Disques du SOLSTICE
FYCD 044

CD cover art - Johann Sebastian Bach: 5 Organ Concertos.

Johann Sebastian Bach: 5 Organ Concertos, BWV 592-596
(from Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Organ Works)

Organ: Notre-Dame des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris, France (Kern, 1967)

1 CD, remastered from 1979 analog recording.

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Vivaldi-Bach Concerto in A Minor, mvt. 1    192 Kbps  |  128 Kbps

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Disques du SOLSTICE
FYCD 080

CD cover art - Marcel Dupré: Works for Organ, Vol. 13.

Marcel Dupré: Works for Organ, Vol. 13

Vision op. 44, Zephyrs, Deuxième Symphonie op. 26, Six Antiennes pour le Temps de Noël op. 48, Chorales op. 28 (Nos. 21-23, 36-41 & 66).

Organ: Perkins Chapel Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA (Aeolian-Skinner/Schudi/Dupont, 2000)

1CD.

Listen to MP3 Excerpts.

Deuxième Symphonie, mvt. 3    192 Kbps  |  128 Kbps

Naxos
8.554542

CD cover art - Reger/Hindemith: Organ Works.

Reger/Hindemith: Organ Works

Organs: Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France (A. Cavaillé-Coll, 1888); Saint-Maximim de Thionville, France (Kern, 1969)

1 CD, remastered from analog recordings.

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Reger: Fugue in D Minor, op. 59 no. 6    192 Kbps  |  128 Kbps
Hindemith: Sonate I, mvt. 2    192 Kbps  |  128 Kbps

Disques FY/
Disques du SOLSTICE
FYCD 024

CD cover art - Clérambault/du Mage: Organ Works.

Clérambault/du Mage: Organ Works

Louis-Nicolas Clérambault: 2 Suites. Pierre du Mage: Livre d'Orgue.

Organ: Boisseau de Houdan, France (L. A. Clicquot, 1734)

1 CD, remastered from 1976 analog recording.

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Clérambault: Suite du Deuxième Ton

Récit de Nazard    192 Kbps  |  128 Kbps
Caprice sur les Grands Jeux    192 Kbps  |  128 Kbps

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Disques du SOLSTICE
FYCD 043

CD cover art - Organ Works of Widor and Vierne.

Organ Works of Widor and Vierne

Charles-Marie Widor: Toccata en Fa 9ème Symphonie "Gothique". Louis Vierne: 13 Pièces en Style Libre op. 31.

Organ: Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France (A. Cavaillé-Coll, 1890)

Released in 1990. 1 CD.

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Disques du SOLSTICE
FYCD 128

CD cover art - Complete Organ Works of Darius Milhaud.

Complete Organ Works of Darius Milhaud

Organ: Cathédrale de Chartres, Chartres, France (Danion-Gonzalez, 1970)

Awards: Grand Prix du Disque

1 CD, remastered from 1974 analog recording.

Listen to MP3 Excerpts.

Petite Suite: Cortège (mvt. 3)    192 Kbps  |  128 Kbps

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Disques du SOLSTICE
FYCD 916

CD cover art - Christmas at Trinity.

Christmas at Trinity

Organ: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon, USA (Rosales, 1987)

Released in 1992. 1CD.

DELOS
DE 3129

CD cover art - Riches to Rags Works of Bach and Joplin.

Riches to Rags: Works of Bach and Joplin

J. S. Bach: Concerti in A Minor, D Minor, and G; Trio Sonatas Nos. 1 and 6. Scott Joplin: The Entertainer and Maple Leaf Rag.

Organs: Perkins Chapel Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA (Aeolian-Skinner/Schudi/Dupont, 2000); Saint-Maximim de Thionville, France (Kern, 1969); and Notre-Dame des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris, France (Kern, 1967)

1 CD.

Baroque Notes, Inc.

LP Record

LP cover art - Johann Sebastian Bach Complete Organ Works.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Organ Works

Organs: Saint-Maximim de Thionville, France (Kern, 1969); Saint-Martin à Masevaux, France (Kern, 1975); Notre-Dame de la Paix, St. Louis, France (Kern, 1973); and Notre-Dame des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris, France (Kern, 1967)

The first recording of Bach's complete organ works by an American.

Recorded 1976, 1978, and 1979. Released 1979. 19 LPs Box Set.

Disques FY
FY 944

LP cover art - Complete Organ Works of Darius Milhaud.

Complete Organ Works of Darius Milhaud

Organ: Cathédrale de Chartres, Chartres, France (Danion-Gonzalez, 1970)

Awards: Grand Prix du Disque

1 LP.

Disques FY
FY 016

LP cover art - Max Reger: Organ Works.

Max Reger: Organ Works

Organ: Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France (A. Cavaillé-Coll, 1888)

1 LP.

Disques FY
FY 024

LP cover art - Organ Works of American Composers.

Organ Works of American Composers

Organ: Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France (A. Cavaillé-Coll, 1888)

1 LP.

Disques FY
FY 025

LP cover art - Paul Hindemith: Three Sonatas for Organ.

Paul Hindemith: Three Sonatas for Organ

Organ: Saint-Maximim de Thionville, France (Kern, 1969)

1 LP.

Disques FY
FY 026

LP cover art - Clérambault/du Mage: Organ Works.

Clérambault/du Mage: Organ Works

Louis-Nicolas Clérambault: 2 Suites. Pierre du Mage: Livre d'Orgue.

Organ: Boisseau de Houdan, France (L. A. Clicquot, 1734)

Released 1976. 1 LP

Disques FY
FY 043

LP cover art - George C. Baker at St. Thomas Aquinas, Dallas.

George C. Baker at St. Thomas Aquinas, Dallas

Works of Charles Tournemire, Nicolas de Grigny, Jean Langlais, César Franck, Louis Vierne, and Fred Coulter.

Organ: St. Thomas Aquinas, Dallas, Texas, USA (Schudi Organ Company, 1978)

Released 1979. 1 LP.

Schudi Organ Company

Recordings as Producer and Editor

DVD

DVD cover art - Improvisation Masterclass.

Improvisation Masterclass, Philippe Lefèbvre

Organist Philippe Lefèbvre, who is titular organist at Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Paris Conservatoire improvisation professor, presents specific techniques and gives examples in the art of improvisation in the French style. Anyone wishing to improvise, from beginners to advanced practitioners, will find many helpful and practical tips in this unique film. A bonus feature at the end of the film is an improvisation by Philippe at Notre-Dame, which demonstrates many of the colors of the organ, from the celestes to the tutti. The music is accompanied by a slide show of the Cathedral and its magnificent organ.

Filmed 2010. Released 2011. 1 DVD, NTSC (PAL Available), Multizones.

Baroque Notes, Inc.
DVD 001

Compact Disc

CD cover art - Frédéric Blanc: Improvisations on Easter Themes.

Frédéric Blanc: Improvisations on Easter Themes

Organ: Perkins Chapel Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA (Aeolian-Skinner/Schudi/Dupont, 2000)

Recorded 2002. Released 2003. 1 CD.

Baroque Notes, Inc.

CD cover art - Philippe Lefèbvre: Improvisations.

Philippe Lefèbvre: Improvisations
(Dedicated to the Memory of Pierre Cochereau)

Organ: First United Methodist Church, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA (Aeolian-Skinner/Garland, 2003)

Recorded 2003. Released 2004. 1 CD.

Baroque Notes, Inc.

CD cover art - Pierre Pincemaille: Improvisations on Christmas Themes.

Pierre Pincemaille: Improvisations on Christmas Themes

Organ: Perkins Chapel Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA (Aeolian-Skinner/Schudi/Dupont, 2000)

Released 2002. 1 CD.

Disques du SOLSTICE
SOCD 203

Other Recordings

DVD

DVD cover art - Cochereau.

Cochereau

Released on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Pierre Cochereau's death and in homage to the exceptional artist he was, this DVD is primarily made up of official archives and private documents. It is interspersed with interviews of other musicians, former students, personalities, and close friends.

Released 2004. 1 DVD, NTSC, Multizones.

Disques du SOLSTICE
SODVD 01

 

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