This is the historic Church of the Gesu on the campus of Marquette University in Milwaukee, a building designated as a State landmark where the largest pipe organ in Wisconsin sounds in all its glory in a splendid acoustical setting. This recording
was made in 1992 on the Kimball/Kilgen pipe organ there by the late John Quasi Weissrock, then principal organist. Dr. Monrotus studied the organ privately there with him during 1999-2002 at the time that this instrument was undergoing a gradual rebuild
by the Schantz Company. John Quasi played in a wonderful French style and was one of those remarkable organists completely without artifice, a great artist, and a powerhouse of technique with an exquisite sense of rhythm.
The console today is
new, supplied with tilting stop tablets, and remains a 4 manual, expanded by Schantz to 115 ranks. The listener will note the highly effective accents introduced into this interpretation of this work and the strategic adding of a glorious 32-foot Contra
Bombarde stop in the Pedal near the end with every part kept clearly audible throughout, always with concern for how the listener hears it.