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Versus - The Garnier Organ

Versus - The Garnier Organ

Elgar Concert Hall - University of Birmingham


Bach, J S:

Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV564

Toccata in C major (Early version of BWV566)

Bruhns:

Chorale Fantasia on 'Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland'

Danksagmüller:

Five Verses on the Chorale Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott

Lauvig:

Via Crucis

Schumann:

Four Sketches, Op. 58


Henry Fairs plays on ‘Chair’ (Mitteltönigeswerk) organ

The first recording of the new Garnier organ in the Elgar Concert Hall at Birmingham University played by the organ's curator, and international concert organist, Henry Fairs. Featuring music by JS Bach, Bruhns, Schumann, Danksagmüller, and Lauvik, this wide-ranging programme of music from the 17th to 21st centuries exploits the full tonal resources of this wonderful instrument, which is a major contribution to Birmingham's centre of excellence in organ performing and teaching.

Effectively two separate instruments the player turns round to play the 'Chair' organ. This is exploited in Franz Danksagmüller's new work 'Versus' (Latin: turned), commissioned for the opening recital in November 2014, and forming the centre-piece of this symmetrical programme which begins and ends with major works in C major by JS Bach played on the larger instrument.

Henry Fairs is Head of Organ Studies at Birmingham Conservatoire, Organist to the University of Birmingham and Honorary Professor of Organ at the University of St Andrews. He has won ten prizes in international organ competitions, and appeared in festivals throughout Europe and in North America, Canada, Russia and Japan, performing solo recitals, broadcasts and concertos on both historic and modern instruments. He is regularly invited to serve as a jury member, examiner, guest tutor and speaker. His students include a number of prize-winners in international competitions. Henry was closely involved with the recent installation of the Garnier organ and will be responsible for commissioning a number of new instruments at Birmingham Conservatoire's new home over the coming years.

“Fairs programmes some unusual items to show off the versatility of the Garnier, which is actually two instruments: a three-manual recital organ and a smaller example to accompany choral work...Via Crucis, by Jon Laukvik, is a deeply impressive eight-movement meditation, massive in scale and full of Messiaen-like colour and imagination.” The Observer, 6th August 2017 ****

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Belgian Choral Works

Belgian Choral Works


Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Jongen:

Messe en l’honneur du Saint-Sacrement, Op. 130

Chant de mai, Op 53 No 1

Peeters:

Missa Festiva, Op. 62

Aria for organ, Op. 51a


Lichfield Cathedral Choir and Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir, Philip Scriven

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French Flavours

French Flavours


Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Rákóczi March

trans WT Best

Briggs:

Variations on Greensleeves

Dupré:

Esquisse No. 1 in E Minor Op. 41 No. 2

Esquisse No. 2 in B Flat Minor Op. 41 No. 3

Hakim:

Ouverture Libanaise

Hendrie:

Toccata and Fugue in F sharp minor

from Le Tombeau de Marcel Dupré

Litaize:

Scherzo

Prokofiev:

The Love for Three Oranges: March

trans Jean Guillou

Purcell:

Trumpet Tune

arr Dupré

Ravel:

Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2

trans David Briggs

Reuchsel:

Nuages ensoleillés sur le Cap Nègre (from Promenades en Provence)


Paul Carr (Organ of St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham)

The first solo recording of the magnificent Walker organ in St Chad’s Cathedral, played by Birmingham-based organist, Paul Carr, in his début recording.

A brilliantly-colourful programme of French and French-inspired works, chosen to match the distinctively-Gallic character of the St Chad’s organ.

Includes many works new to the catalogue.

A must-hear recording of this wonderful recently-built organ, and some little-known new works.

“Paul Carr shows himself to be an imaginative player with an ear for colour. In Dupre's Deux esquisses he has all the virtuosity required.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2013 ***

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Thomas Trotter: A Shropshire Idyll

Thomas Trotter: A Shropshire Idyll


anon.:

Three Dances

Boyce:

Voluntary I

Elgar:

Organ Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 28

Handel:

Organ Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, HWV290, Op. 4 No. 2

arr. Thomas Trotter

Nyman:

Fourths, Mostly

Walton:

Crown Imperial

Wesley, S S:

Holsworthy Church Bells

played on the carillon of St Laurence Church


DVD/CD set

Thomas Trotter, one of the world’s greatest organists, presents a programme of music to mark the 250th anniversary of the organ in St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow – the church where the ashes of A E Housman, writer of A Shropshire Lad, are buried.

A specially-tailored programme to showcase the historic stops by Snetzler, as well as the more recent additions in the 19th and 20th centuries. The performance includes Elgar’s monumental Sonata in G, op 28, and a stunning demonstration of supreme virtuosity in Nyman’s Fourths, Mostly, written for Thomas Trotter. The DVD features a performance video of the programme including footage of the church, Ludlow, and the surrounding countryside, and the music is accompanied by quotations from the works of A E Housman.

In extra features Thomas Trotter talks about the music he performs on the recording, and Shaun Ward, Director of Music at St Laurence’s Church, gives a tour of the organ.

An audio CD of the performance programme is also included.

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Requiem – A thanksgiving for life

Requiem – A thanksgiving for life

Choral works by Sir Philip Ledger


Ledger:

Requiem (A thanksgiving for life)

Adam Lay Ybounden

Advent Calendar

A spotless rose

Jesus Christ the apple tree

In the bleak mid-winter

Lie still and slumber (Two lullabies for Christmas)

Good Christian men, rejoice

If ye love me

Loving Shepherd of thy sheep

Do not stand at my grave and weep

O Master, let me walk with Thee

Christ’s journey

This joyful Eastertide


Sir Philip Ledger – one of the most distinguished living British musicians - former Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge, Principal of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, world-renowned accompanist, conductor and composer.

The first recording entirely devoted to his beautiful compositions.

Includes anthems, carols and his most major work to date: Requiem – A thanksgiving for life.

Tuneful, easily-accessible music, which is rapidly gaining immense popularity on both sides of the Atlantic with both amateur and professional choirs.

Performed by the critically-acclaimed Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge, conducted by the composer and their Director of Music, David Rowland.

“The miniatures on this recording are… nearly all original compositions and are refreshingly unostentatious in their simplicity and careful craftsmanship.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2010

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Music by Gary Higginson


Higginson:

Seven Songs of William Blake [Set 1], Op. 33

The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge

Motet: Et omnes eandem escam spiritualem ederunt, Op. 130

The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge

Six Birds, Op. 161

Danielle Perrett (harp)

Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir

Two Studies for solo harp

Danielle Perrett (harp)

Songs with harp

Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano) & Danielle Perrett (harp)

Lead kindly light (from Requiem), Op. 111

The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge

A song of joy, Op. 165, No. 2

Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano), Danielle Perrett (harp)

Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir & The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge

A last confession, Op. 137, No. 2

The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge

Seven Songs of William Blake [Set 2], Op. 55

The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge


Sarah MacDonald

The first recording of music by British composer, Gary Higginson.

Born in 1952, Gary Higginson trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Edmund Rubbra, Patric Standford, Buxton Orr and Alfred Nieman. Later, whilst a student at Birmingham University, he continued composition studies under John Joubert.

This collection features a varied selection of his beguiling vocal music, both sacred and secular, together with pieces for solo harp, and include Higginson’s two dramatic cycles of choral songs based on texts by William Blake.

The artists on the recording are internationally-renowned soprano, Charlotte de Rothschild, harpist Danielle Perrett, and two acclaimed choirs: the Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir and the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, directed by Sarah MacDonald.

All works are new to the catalogue.

“There are only thirteen singers in the Ely Cathedral Girls' Choir but, my goodness, they make a nice sound! Here, the ensemble is pretty flawless and the sound these young singers make is keen, fresh and crystal-clear...There is some very well crafted and appealing music on this disc...Collectors who are interested in English choral music will find much to reward them here.” MusicWeb International, 8th May 2013

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Volume X - Truro

Volume X - Truro


Bach, J S:

Fantasia & Fugue in G minor, BWV542 'Great'

Dupré:

Prelude & Fugue in B major, Op. 7 No. 1

Elgar:

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1

(arr. Edwin Lemare)

Howells:

Psalm-Preludes Set 1, Op. 32: No. 3

Saraband (In Modo Elegiaco) No 5 of Six Pieces

Langlais:

Incantation pour un Jour Saint

Chant de Paix (from Neuf Pièces)

Fête

Spicer:

Fanfares for Chad

Elegy In Memoriam H W S

The Martydom of St Oswald

Widor:

Andante sostenuto (2nd movement from Symphonie Gothique, Op 70)


Robert Sharpe (organ)

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Volume XIV - Southwell

Volume XIV - Southwell


Cook, John:

Fanfare

Couperin, F:

Messe à l'usages des Couvents

Karg-Elert:

Homage to Handel, Op. 75 No. 2

Liszt:

Orpheus for organ


Paul Hale (organ)

“A label whose organ recordings are consistently amongst the finest emerging today” International Record Review, January 2008

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The Story of Nine Lessons and Carols

The Story of Nine Lessons and Carols

The 2014 Service in Truro Cathedral and documentary of the history of the nine lessons and carols on DVD, plus audio CD of the 1880 reconstruction Service.


Bach, J S:

Chorale Prelude BWV729 'In dulci jubilo'

Darke:

In the Bleak Midwinter

Edmundson:

Vom Himmel hoch (Toccata-Prelude IV)

Gauntlett:

Once in Royal David's city

Joubert:

There Is No Rose

Mendelssohn:

Hark! the herald angels sing

Pascoe, R:

The Salutation Carol

Rutter:

What sweeter music

Stopford:

I wonder as I wander

trad.:

Quem pastores laudavere

arr. Short

I saw three ships

Of the Father's heart begotten

O little town of Bethlehem

Vaughan Williams:

The truth sent from above

Wade, J F:

O come, all ye faithful


Jeremy Summerly (presenter) & Luke Bond (organ)

Truro Cathedral Choir

Since its birth in Truro in 1880, Bishop Benson’s Nine Lessons service has travelled all over the world, not least due to the annual broadcast from King’s College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve. With this release, we trace the story of the service from the first Nine Lessons service on Christmas eve 1880 as it has developed in Truro.

There is an audio-only CD recording of the reconstruction of the first 1880 service, a documentary about the history of the service in Truro, presented by Jeremy Summerly, and a full DVD Video recording of the Nine Lessons service as it took place on 23rd December 2014 in Truro Cathedral.

This is the first DVD by Truro Cathedral Choir, and the first choral DVD on the Regent Records label. The present day Truro Nine Lessons service strives to be, as it was for Benson in 1880, an act of worship that truly engages the people of Cornwall with the Christmas story. Capturing this spirit, and documenting Truro’s part in the history of Nine Lessons will add a new dimension to the way Benson’s service is experienced in the twenty-first century.

“King’s College, Cambridge made the service of Nine Lessons and Carols famous, but it started at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall. This special package tells the story…a treasurable insight into the development of a quintessentially English tradition” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2016 ****

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All Angels Cry Aloud

All Angels Cry Aloud

Liturgical Choral Works by John Hosking


Hosking:

A Royal Blessing

Ave Maria

Ave verum corpus

Missa brevis in D major

Requiem

Te Deum

The Bangor Service

The Chester Service


Timothy Parsons (organ) & Alexander Berry (organ)

The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge & The Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir, Sarah MacDonald

An inspirational collection of the liturgical choral music of John Hosking.

This disc of choral works by a new voice brings an exciting and dynamic approach to writing for the church. This is melodious and memorable music, and the pieces range from exquisite miniatures, such as A Royal Blessing, written for the birth of Prince George of Cambridge in 2013, to the massive setting of the Te Deum. Also included is Hosking’s short Requiem setting.

John Hosking is currently Assistant Director of Music at St Asaph Cathedral in North Wales. A prize-winning student at the Royal College of Music, John continued his studies with the late Nicholas Danby and Margaret Philips. He was appointed Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey in 1996 and is the only person to have ever held this post for three years. His recent move into the world of composition has been met with much enthusiasm from performers and listeners alike. For him, composition is the result of a source of inspiration – be it a text, a life event, a choir or individual performer.

John Hosking is particularly known for his powerful and commanding improvisations, and much of his inspiration has come from three great organists, Martin Baker, David Briggs and the French master, Pierre Cochereau. The style used in his improvisations permeates the organ accompaniments in many of the items on this disc, spilling over to influence the vocal lines.

This is the eighth CD that Regent has made with the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, and the third where they have joined forces with Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir, under the direction of Sarah MacDonald.

All of the works are receiving their first recording.

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