HEAVY PEDAL
Tadd Russo
Curt Cacioppo
Ron Nagorcka
Wilhelm Middelschulte
Michael Summers
Classical
NV5853
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Michael Kraft, organ; Robert Gallagher, organ
Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet; Ole Jorgen Melhus, trombone
David Scott Hamnes, pipe organ; Ron Nagorcka, didjeridu


HEAVY PEDAL is an all-organ disc featuring the compositions of Tadd Russo, Curt Cacioppo, Ron Nagorcka, Wilhelm Middleschulte, and Michael Summers performed by organists Michael Kraft, Robert Gallagher, David Scott Hamnes, Brink Bush, and Karel Martinek. As the title implies, the pieces on this disc are on the heavier side of classical music, reaching climaxes with real stopping power. The music presented in these modern organ works ranges from brilliant toccatas to traditional rhythms of Arnhem Land in Australia's far north and adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe's The Sleeper to melodic lines from Mozart's Don Giovanni.










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