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,
the impeccable sense of rhythm, the elastic tempos, the skillful changing of manuals and stops including the strategic adding of a glorious 32' reed, and everything kept clearly audible throughout, always listening for the listener and never leaving the listener
behind. These were all trademark methods of the performer who was not only a powerhouse of technique who played in a wonderful French style but was also a particularly fine teacher -- gone, but not forgotten.