Music of Richard Wagner freely arranged for organ and for piano or harmonium
by Gerard Carter Op. 5
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg is an opera in three acts written and composed by Richard Wagner (1813–1883). It is among the longest operas still commonly performed today, usually taking around four and a half hours. It was first performed at the Königliches Hof- und National-Theater in Munich on 21 June 1868 (Source: Wikipedia).
The opera contains two chorales:
Staple Bound Sheet Music 22 pages 297 x 210 mm
ISBN 978-3-8442-2985-1 RRP EUR 15
Gerard Carter studied organ with Maître Jean Langlais in Paris in 1980 at Ste Clothilde, Paris. Maître Langlais was titulaire at Ste Clothilde, succeeding Dr Charles Tournemire who was César Franck’s last pupil. Both Tournemire and Langlais were distinguished organists, composers and teachers. Gerard Carter also studied organ with Mr Alan Moffat who was a prominent Sydney organist and authority on the French symphonic organ and its literature. Gerard Carter is the author of two publications on César Franck’s organ works. He has issued a CD of his performance of Franck’s Chorale no. 3 in A minor and Cantabile on the 1890 Théodore Puget Père et Fils organ at Kincoppal-Rose Bay Chapel, Rose Bay. He has also issued a CD of his performance of the Chorale on the 1883 Hill & Son organ at St Augustine’s Church, Balmain, where he was organist for a number of years in the 1980s. Gerard Carter is currently organist at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Ashfield, where a two-manual organ built in 1962 by George Fincham & Sons, Melbourne, speaks to a magnificent acoustic.
back and front cover: Nuremberg at the time of Hans Sachs