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Christmas at Bel Air

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Recorded on a Rodgers Organ at the Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA
All tracks in real time, no overdubbing.

 

Instrument information:
Robert Tall and Associates,
San Dimas, California
installed the Los Angeles Bel Air Presbyterian
post-earthquake Casavant/Rodgers hybrid pipe/digital organ


1. In Dulci Jubilo  (5:55)

2. O Little Town of Bethlehem  (8:01)

3. We Three Kings  (5:59)

4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen  (6:30)

5. Deck The Halls  (2:47)

6. Away In A Manger  (5:50)

7. Angels We Have Heard On  High  (6:07)

8. Ave Maria  (5:37)

9. Adeste Fidelis  (4:43)

10. Silent Night  (13.57)

11. Hallelujah Chorus  (3:57)

Recorded on a Rodgers Organ at the Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA
All tracks in real time, no overdubbing

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Hector Olivera is "able to leap musical traditions with a single bound" and "dares to go where no serious musician has gone before"

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Copy of review submitted in AGO Magazine, December, 1998

Robert Tall and Associates, San Dimas, California, installed the Los Angeles Bel Air Presbyterian post-earthquake Casavant/Rodgers hybrid pipe/digital organ. Hector Olivera improvises on nine familiar Christmas carols plus Shubert's Ava Maria and Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. Those of us who labor in the weekly vineyard can only be dazzled by the musical gifts of the sort Mr. Olivera demonstrates here. He is a fluent and imaginative composer at the keyboard. The CD shows what he can do and what Rodgers can do - brilliant sound, astounding playing. A lesson in registration as well as in improvisation, this demonstration CD worth having. Silent Night requires almost 14 minutes, the whole recital almost 70 minutes. (Lots of vox humana!)