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This recording contains one of my favourite organ pieces, the Symphonie concertante for Organ and Orchestra by Joseph Jongen. I own another recording of this work which I like very much; however, it is only 2.0 as opposed to 5.0. Besides being in true surround sound, without any manipulation of the sound coming from five mics, both the performance and the acoustics are outstanding. Highly recommended
This is a great recording!
Another newly-recorded surround spectacular! Although I'm not familiar with the selections, the sound and surround perspective is gorgeous! Whoever is engineering these productions needs to teach the big labels engineers a thing or two. Downloading was a major problem. This was my first time at purchasing a download. It took me four tries untill I got it all. The download would just die and stop. Then once it did finally complete, I tried to transfer it to my 32 GB USB stick. But the computer kept telling me there wasn't enough memory (the web site said it was only a little over 4 GB) on the brand-new unused USB. After a couple hours of trying to get it to play on the computer (which never happened) I discovered that I has to first unzip the download. You guys should have instructions on your website for newbies on how to download. I may just stick to ordering the bluray versions.
Another wonderful 24 bit recording from HDTT. Crystal clear with every little nuance coming through without effort. Very pleased with my purchase
Title: Dukas Fanfare to La Péri - Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani - Jongen Symphonie concertante for Organ and Orchestra, op. 81 - Bácri Symphony No. 6
Artist(s): The University of Houston Moores School Symphony Orchestra
Franz Anton Krager, music director [1-6]
Kris Chapman, conductor 
Robert Bates, organist [2-6]
Recording Info: Recorded in 24/192 High Resolution 5.0 Surround Sound
Producer & Engineer: John Gladney Proffitt
Recorded in public concert 29 April 2017 in the Episcopal Church of St. John the Divine, Houston Létourneau Pipe Organ, op. 97
About the recording:
The technique used to record the massive sound of pipe organ and symphony orchestra in the Church of St. John the Divine is simple and direct. Simple, in that just five Neumann condenser microphones are carefully placed to capture the total soundstage from the point of view of the conductor on the podium. Direct, in that each microphone feeds into a single channel of the high-resolution digital recorder with no mixing, equalization, or other manipulation of the pure sound coming from each Neumann mic. The result, when heard in five-channel surround sound reproduction (in a home theater system, for instance) places the listener on the podium with the conductor – in effect, "immersed" in the sound.
1 Paul Dukas Fanfare to La Péri 2:12
2 Francis Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani in G-Minor 20:49
Joseph Jongen Symphonie concertante for Organ and Orchestra, op. 81
3 Allegro, molto moderato, in the Dorian mode 8:44
4 Divertimento 9:21
5 Molto lento 11:58
6 Toccata, moto perpetuo 7:30
7 Nicolas Bácri Symphony No. 6 for Large Orchestra, op. 60 13:09