Stephen Tharp - The St. James' Recital

Stephen Tharp plays a recital program at the Schoenstein & Co. Organ (Op. 156 & 157) at St. James' Church Madison Avenue, in New York City (2016)

1. Toccata from Suite pour Orgue, Op. 5 (Maurice Duruflé)
2. Prelude on 'Iam Sol Recedit Igneus' (Bruce Simonds)
3. Toccata from 'Toccata and Fuga Sinfonica on B.A.C.H.' (Anthony Newman)
4. Fuga from 'Toccata and Fuga Sinfonica on B.A.C.H.' (Anthony Newman)
5. Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music from 'Die Walküre' (Richard Wagner)
6. Danse Diabolique (George Baker)
7. Scherzo in g minor, Op. 49, no. 2 (Marco Enrico Bossi)
8. La Valse (Maurice Ravel)

Variations on 'Rouen' (Iste Confessor) - downloadable on iTunes (2012)

George Baker's ingenious, and longest, organ work, based on the hymn tune "Rouen," as commissioned by Stephen Tharp in 2010 and premiered by him at The Meyerson Center, Dallas. Recorded here at St. Sulpice, Paris in that same year, following its European premiere there days before. Composed in memory of Jehan Alain, nods towards Alain, Duruflé and Cochereau are heard throughout, in hommage.

Stephen Tharp plays Bach's Goldberg Variations

Stephen Tharp plays Bach's Goldberg Variations at the Paul Fritts Organ at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio
JAV 172 (2011)

Stephen Tharp's organ adaptation of Bach's work for cembalo. There are also brief, narrated improvisations demonstrating the colors of the Paul Fritts instrument.

Organ Classics from Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

Organ Classics from Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City
Stephen Tharp, Organist, John Lambert, Trumpet and Flügelhorn
JAV 185 (2010)


A varied programme of popular and known music on one of the world's most famous 20th century organs. Hymns, transcriptions and established organ repertoire include pieces set for organ and trumpet, performed with John Lambert, founder of the award-winning Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York and teacher at the United Nations International School in New York City.

Stephen Tharp plays the organ at Saint Bavo, Haarlem

Stephen Tharp plays the organ at Saint Bavo, Haarlem
JAV 178 (2009)

This CD features the world-famous 1738 Christian Müller organ at the Church of St. Bavo in Haarlem, the Netherlands.
The landmark instrument, the most photographed in the world, was played by Mozart, Handel, Liszt and Brahms, and remains the centerpiece of the bi-annual Haarlem Organ Improvisation Competition and Academy.

Works by Bruhns, Böhm, Bach, Buxtehude, Alain and Peeters

Jeanne Demessieux - The Complete Organ Works

Awarded the 2009 PREIS DER DEUTSCHEN SCHALLPLATTENKRITIK, Germany's premier critic's prize for recordings.
The complete organ works of Jeanne Demessieux, recorded at St. Ouen, Rouen, France and St. Martin, Dudelange, Luxembourg.
SACD release with booklet texts in English, German and French.
Also included: Jeanne Demessieux plays her own Poème (organ/orchestra) at the Salle Pleyel, Paris.

Duruflé: Messe Cum jubilo

Regina Immaculata
Duruflé: Messe "Cum jubilo"
JAV 181 (2009)

Music in Honor of the Immaculate Conception

Christopher Berry, Conductor
Stephen Tharp, Organist
Seminary Choir of the Pontifical North American College (PNAC), Vatican City

Hymns Old and New

Hymns Old and New
JAV 162 (2008)

Stephen Tharp at Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, OH
Skinner Organ, Opus 820

Stephen Tharp plays the Anderson Organ

Stephen Tharp plays the Anderson Organ
JAV 160 (2007)

The premiere recording of the Casavant Frères Op. 3837 Organ at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City

Works by Guilmant, Latry, Jongen, Tournemire and Hakim

Marcel Dupré " Le Chemin de la Croix"

Marcel Dupré: The Stations of the Cross
JAV 161 (2005)

Stephen Tharp’s second recording at St. Sulpice, Paris, and the only CD recording available of Dupré’s magnum opus on the composer’s own instrument.
SACD format

The Widor Mass, Op. 36

The Widor Mass, Op. 36
JAV 158

The Grand 19th-Century St. Sulpice Tradition
Stephen Tharp and Mark Dwyer, Choir Organ

Works by Widor, Bellenot, Lefébure-Wély and Improvisations by Daniel Roth

The Art of the Symphonic Organist, Volume 2

Stephen Tharp plays the E. M. Skinner organ at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Evanston, IL
JAV 138 (2004)

The luxurious 1921 Skinner, fully restored

Works by Händel, Liszt, Stanford, Barber and Karg-Elert

Stephen Tharp at St. Sulpice, Paris, France

Stephen Tharp at St. Sulpice, Paris, France
JAV 130 (2002)

The first commercially released CD by an American organist on this monumental and historic instrument.

Works by Widor, Franck, Saint-Saëns, Roth and Dupré

Stephen Tharp – Debut in Europe

Stephen Tharp – Debut in Europe
Organum Classics 210126 (2001)

The new Seifert organ at the Church of St. John at the Latin Gate, Troisdorf-Sieglar (Cologne), Germany

Works by Bach-Vivaldi, Schumann, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Dubois, Franck, Widor

Stephen Tharp at Trumball

Stephen Tharp at Trumball
Ethereal Recordings 123 (1999)

The inaugural CD of the new Peragallo organ at St. Theresa’s (R.C.)
Church, Trumbull, CT

Works by Gigout, J.S. Bach, Bonnet, Widor, King and Newman

World Premieres and Transcriptions, Vol. 1

World Premieres and Transcriptions, Vol. 1
Ethereal Recordings 104 (1998)

The premiere recording of the Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York City in the restored nave and improved
acoustics (mostly first recordings*)

Works by Liszt, Hurd, van der Horst, Robinson, Prokofiev, Stravinsky

Legendary Organ Works, Vol. 1

Legendary Organ Works, Vol. 1
Ethereal Recordings 108 (1997)

The grand Skinner organ at Girard College, Philadelphia, PA

Works by Reger, Duruflé, Howells, Widor and Dupré

Mendelssohn: The Six Organ Sonatas

Mendelssohn: The Six Organ Sonatas
Naxos 8.553583 (1996)

Part of a Naxos series entitled "The Organ Encyclopedia"

Six Sonatas for Organ, Op. 65 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Casavant Frères Organ(mechanical action) organ at St. Clement’s (R.C.) Church, Chicago, IL.