Episode #1201

The Elusive English Organ

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Sunday, January 08, 2012

As a prelude to the Spring 2012 Pipedreams Tour in the United Kingdom, this week’s program features a sampler of instruments old and new (and performers youthful and mature).

Program details:

GEOFFREY BUSH: Trumpet March –Christopher Dearnley (1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander/Cathedral of St. Paul, London, England, UK) Priory PRCD8006.

JOHN STANLEY: Voluntary in g, Opus 5, number 7 (1704 Harris; 2006 Goetze & Gwynn/St. Botolph Aldgate, London, UK) Fugue State Films 002.

HERBERT SUMSION: Magnificat in G –Gloucester Cathedral Choir, John Sanders, conductor; Mark Lee (1971 Hill, Norman & Beard/Gloucester Cathedral) Priory PRCD494.

JUDITH BINGHAM: Gloria, from Mass –Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker, conductor; Robert Quinney (1932 Henry Willis & Sons/Westminster Cathedral, London, England, UK) Hyperion CDA67503.

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Canzona, Opus 116, number 2 –Tom Winpenny (1892 Binns/Queens’ College Chapel, Cambridge England, UK) Resonus Classics 10104.

PETR EBEN: Moto Ostinato, from Sunday Music –David Burchell (1969 Grant, Degens & Bradbeer/New College, Oxford, England, UK) OxRecs CD 41.

SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Vesper Voluntaries, Opus 14, number 8 –John Butt (1968 Harrison & Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK) Harmonia Mundi CD-907281.

SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Imperial March –Simon Preston (1984 Harrison/Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK) London/Decca 430 145.

SIR DAVID WILLCOCKS: Fanfare on Gopsal –Simon Johnson (1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander/Cathedral of St. Paul, London, England, UK) Priory DVD-5.

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