Among the more significant and attractive American organ recordings released this season is that of Thomas Dressler at Round Lake Auditorium. Recorded during August of 2001, the sound of this remarkable organ is consistently beautiful, bright, and eminently satisfying. Dressler presents a varied program of standard repertoire by Scheidt, Boehm, Bach, Mendelssohn, Franck, and Rheinberger, as well as several cheerful early American pieces in an innovative package. In addition to Dressler's fine playing, what makes this recording salient is that the Round Lake organ is America's oldest large, three-manual and nearly intact organ. . . The player on this recording (and amazingly, the recording engineer as well) is Thomas Dressler. . .He is a quiet, unassuming individual, but his playing is anything but subdued. There is a continuing musical sensitivity, maturity, and technical security here that is impressive by any standard, and the instrument literally comes to life under his thoughtful touch. A graduate of both Susquehanna University and Westminster Choir College, one hopes the organ profession will hear much more of this fine young artist in the years ahead. From beginning to end, the playing is carefully considered, always sensitive to performance practice, and faultlessly accurate. . .” - Stephen Pinel

— The American Organist

Mr. Dressler is an organist with solid technique, well known for his exquisite rendering of Renaissance and Baroque music.” - Officers of the Central NJ chapter, American Guild of Organists
Thomas Dressler has produced a splendid audio document of this 1847 Ferris instrument.” - Michael Barone

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