About the album
The World Premier recording of two of Naji Hakim’s latest works entitled Sakskøbing Præludier and Glenalmond Suite are performed by the composer himself in this fantastic collection of organ works.
Hakim arranged this programme to articulate the timbres of the new 26 stop organ at Glenalmond College, including works by Grigny, Boëllmann and Franck as well as opening with Te Deum, one of the most famous pieces by Jean Langlais.
"I chose the repertoire for the opening recital of the Glenalmond College instrument having in mind the stylistic flexibility and great elegance of Harrison & Harrison organs. As 2007 was the centenary year of my master and friend Jean Langlais, I decided to open the programme with one of his most famous pieces - Te Deum - on the Tutti of the organ, followed by works of Grigny, Boëllmann and Franck, articulating the programme to put in relief the colours of the instrument, such as mutations, flutes, voix céleste, foundations and reeds. The Sakskøbing Præludier, based on Danish hymns, are the prolongation of my credo, and, along with the Glenalmond Suite, are recorded here for the very first time." - Naji Hakim, 2008
12Récit de Tierce en Taille
13Sakskobing Praeludier - Always My Heart Wonders To The Birth Place Of Jesus
14Sakskobing Praeludier - Nearer, My God, To Thee
15Sakskobing Praeludier - O God, Thou Knowest
16Sakskobing Praeludier - The Last Farewell To Life On Earth
17Sakskobing Praeludier - Hail You, Savior And Atoner
18Sakskobing Praeludier - The Gloomy Night To Morning Yields
19Sakskobing Praeludier - Now The Flowers Are Blooming
110Sakskobing Praeludier - Paschel Flow'r! Why Do You Care To Come Forth?
111Sakskobing Praeludier - Arise, All Things That God Has Made
112Sakskobing Praeludier - O Thou, Image Of Chirst!
113Sakskobing Praeludier - How Wonderful, That The World First Met Us In Baptism
114Sakskobing Praeludier - Commit Thy Way [Unto God]
115Choral In A Minor
116Prière à Notre-Dame
117Glenalmond Suite - Streaming
118Glenalmond Suite - Embracing
119Glenalmond Suite - Smiling
120Glenalmond Suite - Jubilating
121Improvisation On Amazing Grace