This recording by Sri Chinmoy offers two of his Pipe Organ performances from 1987. The recordings are taken from Peace Concerts in Toronto, Canada and Melbourne, Australia.

The first organ performance was recorded on Gabriel Kney Pipe Organ with 5207 pipes in Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall on November 8th. The concert was part of Sri Chinmoy’s Peace Concert tour in North America.
The second recording is from St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia where Sri Chinmoy performed on December 2nd. The organ at St Patrick’s Cathedral had 4700 pipes. This recording was part of the Peace Concert Series offered for New Zealand and Australia in 1987. This series of concerts included playing on the world’s largest organ at the Sydney Opera House (November 30th), and his opening of the World Veterans’ Games in Melbourne with a silent meditation (November 29th).

“I find spirituality in the organ, more than I find it in any other instrument. Here I see that the organ is not only the King of all the musical instruments but it is also the Queen of all the instruments. It has a very subtle, delicate touch at the same time. When you think of a king, you think of somebody who is very powerful, like a sovereign and, when you think of a queen, there is softness and sweetness, a delicate touch. So the organ combines both God the Man and God the Woman.”

– Interview for David Rumsey, ABC (Australian national) FM Radio, 1987.

Notes

Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Name: My Heart-Garden-Ecstasies
Release year: 1987
Duration: 0:48:07
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy
Page Created: Ashish Zubaty / Tejvan Pettinger
Format: Advanced Audio Coding