THE HERMETIC ORGAN VOLUME 12 - THE bosch requiem (2024)

Track Listing

Office nr 30— The Bosch Requiem
Crossing The River Styx  17:04
A Pilgrimage Through Hell  29:15


John Zorn - Solo Organ Improvisation
John Medeski - Organ Assistant on PART TWO


Solo Organ Improvisation by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded as part of the November Music 2023 November 3, 2023(PART ONE) and November 3, 2023 (PART TWO)  at Grote Kerk, Den Bosch
Engineered by Kees van der Weil
Mastered By – Scott Hull 
Obi Painting by Hieronymus Bosch
Photos by John Zorn
Design by – Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin)

Special Thanks to Kees van der Weil, Bert Palincke, WIllem Bormann and John Medeski


Recorded at the Grote Kerk in Den Bosch as part of Zorn’s 70th birthday celebration at November Music in Den Bosch, this exciting performance pays tribute to one of Zorn’s seminal influences—the 15th century painter Hieronymus Bosch. Performing on two different organs simultaneously, running from one to the other, this is one of the most bizarre installments in the entire Hermetic Organ series. The CD begins with a rare private performance of Zorn alone in the church exploring and stretching the organ’s capabilities. For the evening performance, A Pilgrimage Through Hell, Zorn’s dear friend and colleague of over thirty years John Medeski joins as his organ assistant, and the two of them literally pull out all the stops!

Series:   Archival SeriesThe Hermetic Organ 

Catalogue NumberTZ9307

Release Date:  May 2024