Robert Koopmann OSB , Piano. Sacred Improvisations. 16 piano improvisations on hymns, spirituals and chants.
Precious Lord (T.A. Dorsey)
Adoro te devote (Plainchant)
Rhosymedre (John Edwards)
Swing Low (Spiritual)
Balm in Gilead (Spiritual)
O Virtus Sapientia (Hildegard of Bingen)
Beach Spring (The Sacred Harp)
Recorded in the Weber Center, Saint John's Preparatory School, Collegeville. Father Robert played a Steinway Model B piano, and the CD was produced by David J. Fremo, an SJU Music Department graduate.
Father Robert Koopmann OSB plays piano improvisations on 17 hymns, spirituals, or chants. Clarinetist Bruce Thornton accompanies Father Robert on the selections below marked *.
Foundation (The Sacred Harp)
Honfleuer (J.H. Desrocquettes)
Ar Hyd y Nos (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
*Deep River (Spiritual)
Give Me Jesus (Spiritual)
Tender Thought (Kentucky Harmony)
Monk's Gate (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Noel nouvelet (French Carol)
Toplady (Thomas Hastings)
*Swing Low (Spiritual)
Jesus, dulcis memoria (Plainchant)
St. Joan (Percy E.B. Coller)
Were You There (Spiritual)
*Precious Lord (T.A. Dorsey)
Wondrous Love (American Folk Hymn)
Total playing time: 58:00. Produced by David J. Fremo. Steinway Model D piano.
These albums and other albums of Fr. Bob’s playing are available as MP3s at cdbaby.com/artist/robertkoopmannosb