Fanfare Archive is featuring Stations of the Cross: Organ Improvisations by McNeil Robinson in its “Not To Be Missed” section!
“this disc is not only apropos for the liturgical season, but also for surrounding dire circumstances that have plastered headlines of suffering, death, and self-sacrifice on our newspapers and television and computer screens, and provided a new occasion and cause for contemplation of one’s mortality… The results can only be described as a work of sheer genius: This is one of the most engrossing and moving discs of any organ music (including Bach!) that I have ever heard in my life. The magnificent expertise and imagination of the realizations betray the mind of a well-trained composer at work; and the music, instrument, performer, and recorded acoustic are perfectly matched. … Don’t let this extraordinary disc elude you—if you have any interest in either organ music or music for Christian devotional purposes, this positively demands your immediate acquisition. Highest recommendation.”—James A. Altena, Fanfare