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The St Paul's Gem

Timothy Wakerell plays the Drake Organ in the OBE Chapel of St Paul's Cathedral, London.

St.Paul’s Cathedral, unlike most Cathedral’s does not just possess one instrument to lead the services but several housed within different parts of this vast building!  This CD is the first recording of the new William Drake organ in the OBE Chapel (2012) -  his last complete new instrument. The integrity of the new organ stems from Drake’s own cosmopolitan-eclecticism: a recipient of the German Certificate of Master Organ Builder, his opus list owes as much to Teutonic rigour as to English organs of the 18th and early 19thcenturies.

Timothy Wakerell was at the time of the recording, Assistant Organist at St. Paul’s but is now Assistant at New College, Oxford where he is considered in the forefront os one of the finest organists of his generation. 

Toccata in D minor BuxWV 155

Dietrich Buxtehude

Bull's Goodnight

John Bull

Onder een linde groen

Jan Sweelinck

Chorale Prelude: Vater Unser im Himmelreich

Georg Bohm

Choral Prelude: Ach wie nichtig, ach wie fluchtig

George Bohm

Trio super Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr BWV 664

Johann Sebastian Bach

Toccata and Fugue in F BWV 540

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata in F

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Moderato in F from Drei Tonstucke Op. 22 No. 1

Niels Gade

Choralvorspiele: Herzlich tut mich verlangen Op. 122

Johannes Brahms

Allegro Giocoso (Sept Improvisations) Op. 150

Camille Saint-Saens

The St Paul's Gem
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