Christopher Houlihan

concert organist

Joys, Mournings, and Battles: Music of Duruflé and Alain

Towerhill Recordings TH72025 (2010)

Towerhill Recordings TH72025 (2010)

Maurice Duruflé
Suite for Organ (Prelude–Sicilienne–Toccata)
Prelude and Fugue on the name of A.L.A.I.N

Jehan Alain
Three Dances (Joys–Mournings–Battles

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Christopher Houlihan's second CD, featuring music of Maurice Duruflé and Jehan Alain. Recorded on the thrilling Aeolian-Skinner organ at All Saints Church, Worcester, Massachusetts.

"He plays it with all the derring-do you expect from a performer whose youth embraces both passion and great technical facility. He can really fly over those keyboards and pedals with ease and grace...[Houlihan] is clearly a musician of the first order as well. His command of the idiom of French organ music seems complete, especially for so young a player."

“One might well expect that someone this young would have difficulty capturing the mood of works such as these, but this is not the case; his playing is remarkably sensitive.”
(Classical Voice of North Carolina,, Marvin J. Ward, 2010)

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