Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Harrison organ, St George's Chapel)
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The final volume in Delphian's survey of Messiaen's complete organ music takes in his earliest published works, in which - in the composer's own words - the 'abundance of technical means allows the heart to overflow freely'.The British Harrison in St George's Chapel,Windsor Castle speaks with a French accent in this music, and Timothy Byram-Wigfield's combination of virtuosic majesty and compelling loving faith has already captured the imagination of reviewers of Volume I.The booklet includes a 3000-word essay by acclaimed Messiaen biographer Nigel Simeone.
"… gives full weight to the music's uncompromising intensity" Gramophone
"convincing and delightful" Choir & Organ, Sep/Oct
“The organ of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle evidently has the power and range of colour that Messiaen regarded as pre-requisites in his music, all captured in a vibrant recording that is magnificent for CD. Timothy Byram-Wigfield bristles with energy in the dynamic movements and exudes clam for Messiaen's slow outpourings of lyricism. ”
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