Christopher Houlihan plays Bach
Release date: February 17, 2017 Houlihan's first recording devoted entirely to the music of J.S. Bach. The recording features five of J.S. Bach's organ masterpieces, as well as Houlihan's own arrangement of the ever-popular Italian Concerto. Recorded on the eclectic Austin Organ at the Trinity College Chapel (Hartford, Conn.).
Joys, Mournings, and Battles: Music of Duruflé and Alain
Featuring Maurice Duruflé's Suite pour Orgue and Jehan Alain's Trois Danses, this 2010 recording was made on the thrilling Aeolian-Skinner organ at All Saint's Church, Worcester, Mass.
"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." www.audiophileaudition.com
Louis Vierne: Second Symphony for Organ
Houlihan's first recording features Louis Vierne's Second Symphony for Organ and music by Charles-Marie Widor. Recorded in 2007 on the Austin Organ at the Trinity College Chapel, Hartford, Conn.
"The playing of the revered repertoire on this recording is that of a mature artist who possesses a surefire technique that is never self-serving...This kind of elegant playing reveals facets of this music that are often lost...Clearly, Christopher Houlihan is a major talent whose star is destined to brightly shine over the horizon of the years ahead...enjoy it for the sheer joy of great music making." The American Organist, April 2009