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Andrew Kirk (The Harrison & Harrison Organ of St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol)
The first recording of the newly-restored 1911 Harrison Organ in St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol.
Restored in 2010, the organ in St Mary Redcliffe is regarded as one of the finest English Romantic organs ever made, and its original builder, Arthur Harrison, regarded it as his greatest masterpiece.
A collection of favourite original organ works and transcriptions for organ, played on this magnificent organ by the church’s own organist, Andrew Kirk.
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English Organ Music
from the Temple Church
In keeping with the historic nature of the Temple Church, London, the first mention of an organ there dates back to 1308 – although the organ on this recording, made by Harrison & Harrison, dates only from 1954 (the previous organ was destroyed during the blitz in 1941). The varied programme touches on a multitude of works for organ by English composers, all of which bring out different facets of this versatile instrument. The organist, James Vivian, has been part of the music department at the Temple Church since 1997, working first with the then director of music Stephen Layton, before taking on the role himself in 2006.
This disc is complemented by the release the Temple Church Choir’s The Majesty of Thy Glory: Choral Works by Britten, Elgar, Howells and Purcell, also released this month.
“[a] satisfying and diverse programme, tailor-made for this gloriously unabashed Romantic instrument...the undoubted masterpiece on the disc is Francis Jackson's Toccata, Choral and Fugue...Jackson has written a piece that sounds as fresh as ever, especially with such compellingly masterful playing. The recorded sound is absolutely first-rate. I loved this disc.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2011
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Organ Music from St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Roger Judd plays popular organ favourites
Bach, J S:
Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565
Suite gothique, Op. 25
Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 8 'Es ist ein Ros entsprungen'
Pièces (10) pour orgue, 1892: Scherzo (No. 8)
Four Short Pieces, No. 1, Prelude
Sortie in E flat major
Athalie: War March of the Priests
Four Sketches, Op. 58 : IV. Allegretto
Pièces de fantaisie, 3rd suite, Op. 54: No. 2, Impromptu
Fanfare from 'Four Extemporisations'
Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42 No. 1
Recorded November 1996
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