Saint Mark’s Pipe Organ, Baltimore

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

St. Marks Organ Pipes Baltimore, MD

Several years ago I was asked to record the new Patrick J. Murphy and Associates organ at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church in Baltimore Maryland.  It was up the street from where I was living at the time so I was happy to oblige.  James Harp is a fantastic organist and music director for this small congregation, as you’ll be able to hear on the samples below.  These tracks were recorded with an ORTF microphone pattern, Schoeps MK21, Sound Devices 744T.

Improvisation on Judas Maccabaeus 3:36 James Harp, organist and composer

Improvisation on Judas Maccabaeus

“Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde 8:48 Organist: James Harp, Composer: Richard Wagner

"Liebestod" from Tristan und Isolde

Froberger’s “Preludium in d minor” 3:13 James Harp, organist

Froberger's "Preludium in d minor"

All tracks posted with permission: copyright (c) 2010 St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Baltimore

Simatai Song, Simatai (司馬臺), China

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Photo of muscician

April 23, 2007
Returning from our exploration of this steep and remote section of the Great Wall, my traveling partner Ron and I came across this blind man playing his sanxian ().  He blessed us with two songs, the second of which is represented here. Derived from an MS recording, Schoeps MK21/8 into a Sound Devices 744t. Creative Commons License

Simatai Song Simatai (司馬臺), China, Derived from an MS recording, Schoeps MK21/8 into a Sound Devices 744t.

Summer Palace Singing, Beijing, China

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

Photo Summer Palace (頤和園)

It is Spring at the Summer Palace (頤和園), my wife Nicole and I were exploring the freshly blooming flora and we came upon this ethereal voice from the far reaches of the woods.  The close singer, reports Nicole, seemed to be mocking the mysterious voice.  Hordes of Chinese tourists were also present.  Captured with DPA 4060 lavaliere mics into the SD 744t.  Use headphones for best effect. Creative Commons License

Use headphones for best effect. Summer Palace Singing Beijing China, Captured with DPA 4060 lavaliere mics into the SD 744t.