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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Song: Toccata in e minor

Pachelbel's "Toccata in e minor" performed by 17-year-old Collin B. at the Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington on the Gottfried & Mary Fuchs Organ, built by Paul Fritts & Company, 1998, Opus 18, 3 manual 54 stops.

Recording notes: Although the camera was located near the performer in the organ loft, the audio was captured by digital recorder (Edirol by Roland) positioned in the seating area of the concert hall.

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