A new release featuring a selection of Hubert Parry’s organ music, played on the historic 19th-century William Hill organ in the Chapel of Eton College – the school where Parry was educated as a boy.
The works are played by David Goode, current organist of Eton College, in his first recording for Regent.
The recording contains all of the large-scale works Parry wrote for the organ, together with a selection of smaller-scale Chorale Preludes on well-known hymn tunes.
The wonderful Romantic Hill organ at Eton (recently restored to its original tonal specification) is the ideal vehicle for Parry’s organ works, and is set in a glorious acoustic.
David Goode was a music scholar at Eton College, and then organ scholar at King’s College, Cambridge. From 1996 to 2001 he was Sub-Organist at Christ Church, Oxford. He won the top prizes awarded at the 1997 St Alban’s Interpretation Competition, and the Recital Gold Medal at the 1998 Calgary Competition.