Read Scott Cantrell’s review of Chris Houlihan’s recent concert on the Casavant at Broadway Baptist in Dallas, Texas. Scott is comfortable about writing about the organ and he makes good points in this brief article. I’ve heard everything he mentioned in concerts by other performers, and I’m sorry that this artist felt the need to throw in so much to achieve a larger-than-life effect — chimes in Ad Nos?
“Bach is Bach, though, and I’d rather meet him on something closer to his own terms, not as a vehicle for showing off how many times an organist can shift and re-sort sonorities.”
There is another review by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs at theatrejones.com.