Organ Spectacular
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Organ Spectacular

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A truly spectacular disc which can be unreservedly recommended to anyone who has even the remotest interest in organ music.  

This is neither the first, nor will it be the last, recording to be billed as an “Organ Spectacular”. But it is one of the very few where the title is not only entirely apt but verges on the understatement...   Guy Bovet’s Hamburger Totentanz combines humour (not least with a delicious quotation from Für Elise) and brilliant organ effects, Murill’s Carillon sets that St. Paul’s acoustic buzzing, while the Bairstow Scherzo sets off some spectacular aural fireworks.

Gramophone Editor's Choice January 2007

Huw Williams (organ)

Recorded in February 2005          Total playing time  77'44


Track Listing:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Louis James LEFÉBURE-WÉLY (1817-1869)
Sortie in E flat
[3’54]
2
Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958)
Rhosymedre
[4’01]
3
Théodore DUBOIS (1837-1924)
Toccata
[6’38]
4
Michael PRAETORIUS (1571-1621) 
Ballet des Matelotz (arr: NoelRawsthorne)
[1’57]
5
Sir George THALBEN-BALL (1896-1987)
Elegy
[5’28]
6
Alexandre GUILMANT (1837-1911)
Interlude Op.19
[1’52]
7
John IRELAND (1879-1962)
 Capriccio
[5’06]
8
Giacomo MEYERBEER (1791-1864)

Coronation March (arr: Bryan Hesford)
[4’04]
9
Herbert HOWELLS (1892-1983)
Master Tallis’s Testament
[6’44]
10
Sir Edward BAIRSTOW (1874-1946)
Organ Sonata in E flat – Scherzo

[3’46]
11
Guy BOVET (b. 1942)
Hamburg (Prelude No.3) from Trois Preludes Hambourgeois
[5’09]
12
Percy WHITLOCK (1903-1946)
Folk Tune
[3’58]
13
Eugène GIGOUT (1844-1925)
Scherzo
[4’28]
14
Herbert MURRILL (1909-1952)
Carillon
[2’23]
15
Henry PURCELL (1659-1695)
Rondeau from ‘Abdelazar’ (arr: Christopher Gower)
[1’29]
16
William MATHIAS (1934-1992)
Processional
[3’31]
17
Jeremiah CLARKE (1673-1707)
Trumpet Voluntary (arr: Desmond Radcliffe)
[2’30]
18
    Sir Edward ELGAR (1857-1934)
Nimrod (arr: W. H. Harris)
[3’53]
19
Charles-Marie WIDOR (1844-1937)
Toccata
[5’35]
Total Playing Time [77’44]
Name:
Organ Spectacular
Price:
£ 14.00
Product Code:
GMCD7304
Availability:
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