In this promotional trailer from Pro Organo, we see the opening moments of the live performance of the premiere of an exciting new Organ and Choir version of Gustav Mahler's Eighth Symphony, as presented in April, 2016 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Participating in the amassed choir are choristers from The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, from the Oratorio Society of New York, and from the Manhattan School of Music, along with vocal soloists, all under the baton of the Director of Cathedral Music and Organist, Kent Tritle. The full symphonic part, which calls for a large orchestra of about 100 players, has been brilliantly transcribed for organ solo by concert organist David Briggs.
In addition to the clips of live performance, David Briggs and Kent Tritle have a conversation about this very unique concert, and we see them both in rehearsals and working together to coordinate the tempi at the performance.
The concert recording is being released in November, 2016 as a double-CD set by Pro Organo. Frederick Hohman was the audio engineer and music producer for the CD. The recording is also to be available for MP3 album download on the same release date as the CD.