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 1998-2001 at the time that this instrument was undergoing a gradual rebuild
by the Schantz Company.
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.