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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1872 Henry Willis organ at St. Paul Cathedral, London, England, UK] [decorative stamp]
1872 Henry Willis organ at St. Paul Cathedral, London, England, UK

[1704 Harris; 2006 Goetze & Gwynn organ at St. Botolph Aldgate, London, UK][decorative stamp]
1704 Harris; 2006 Goetze & Gwynn organ at St. Botolph Aldgate, London, UK

[1898 Henry Willis; 1971 Hill, Norman & Beard; 1999 Nicholson and Co. organ at the Cathedral, Gloucester, England, UK] [decorative stamp]
1898 Henry Willis; 1971 Hill, Norman & Beard; 1999 Nicholson and Co. organ at the Cathedral, Gloucester, England, UK

[1984 Harrison organ at Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK] [decorative stamp]
1984 Harrison organ at Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK

[1968 Harrison organ at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK] [decorative stamp]
1968 Harrison organ at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK

[1871 Henry Willis, 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison, 2004 Mander organ at Royal Albert Hall in London, England, UK] [decorative stamp]
1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander organ at Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK

The Elusive English Organ

…a sampler of instruments old and new (and performers youthful and mature) as prelude to the Spring 2012 Pipedreams Tour in the UK.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1201 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1201 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

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 –Daniel Moult (1704 Harris; 2006 Goetze & Gwynn/St. Botolph Aldgate, London, UK) Fugue State Films 002

SAMUEL WESLEY: Short Piece Number 10 –Daniel Moult (1829 Bishop/St. James, Bermondsey, London, England, UK)) Fugue State Films 002

HERBERT SUMSION: Magnificat in G –Gloucester Cathedral Choir, John Sanders, conductor; Mark Lee (1898 Henry Willis; 1971 Hill, Norman & Beard; 1999 Nicholson/Gloucester Cathedral, England, UK) 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 MusicDavid Burchell (1969 Grant, Degens & Bradbeer/New College, Oxford, England, UK) OxRecs CD-42

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

Filler –JOHN STANLEY (see above)

Hour 2

PERCY WHITLOCK: Fanfare, from Four Extemporizations –James Vivian (1926 Harrrison/Temple Church, London, England, UK) Signum 223

G.F. HANDEL: Fugue Number 3 in B-flat –Peter Ward Jones (1790 Donaldson/Holywell Music Room, Oxford, England, UK) OxRecs CD-42

PERCY WHITLOCK: Folk Tune, from Five Short PiecesDavid Swinson (1897 Willis/Town Hall, Oxford, England, UK) OxRecs CD-42

RAYMOND WARREN: Magnificat, from Bristol ServiceBristol Cathedral Choir, Christopher Brayne, conductor; Ian Ball (1907 Walker/Bristol Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD528

JOHN STANLEY: Voluntary in a, Opus 7, number 8 –Richard Marlow (1976 Metzler/Trinity College, Cambridge, England, UK) Chandos CD-0639

J.S. BACH: Prelude in C, BWV 547 –Dame Gillian Weir (1954 Harrison & Harrison/Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK) Priory PRCD866

SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Nimrod, from Enigma VariationsDame Gillian Weir (1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander/Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK) Priory PRCD859

DAVID BRIGGS: Te Deum laudamus anthem & improvisation –Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Stephen Layton, conductor; David Briggs (1898 Henry Willis; 1971 Hill, Norman & Beard; 1999 Nicholson/Gloucester Cathedral, England, UK) Hyperion CDA67808

HERBERT HOWELLS: Hymn, All my hope on God is founded, fanfare setting –The Wallace Collection; King’s College Choir, Stephen Cleobury, conductor; Benjamin Bayl (1968 Harrison & Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK) EMI Classics CDC 57026

Filler –GEOFFREY BUSH (see above)

 

Make your reservations now for the next PIPEDREAMS Tour in England, May 9-22, 2012. We will be visiting instruments in London, Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Gloucester, Eton, Reading and Bath.

 

 

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