1861 Hill organ at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
1861 Hill organ at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

The English Concerto #0807

…history accords the ‘invention’ of the organ concerto to Handel, whose example inspired many more composers in his adopted homeland.

Part 1

JOHN STANLEY [1712-1786]: Organ Concerto Number 1 in D, Opus 2 –Ensemble Pian e Forte; Antonio Frigé (1989 Klop positiv/Basilica Santa Maria della Passione, Milan, Italy) Nuova Era CD-7019

WILLIAM CROTCH [1775-1847]: Organ Concerto Number 2 in A –Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra, Hilary Davan Wetton, conductor; Andrew Lumsden (unidentified positiv) Unicorn-Kanchana 9126

Part 2

MATTHEW CAMIDGE [1774-1844]: Concerto Number 6 in c –Colin Wright (1769 Snetzler; 1995 Wood/Beverley Minster, England, UK) Priory PRCD810

JOHN STANLEY: Organ Concerto Number 3 in G, Opus 2 –Parley of Instruments; Roy Goodman, conductor; Paul Nicholson (1985 Goetze & Gwynn positiv) Hyperion CDA66338

Part 3

RICHARD POPPLEWELL: March, from Suite for Organ [1974]; Organ Concerto Number 2 in F –Ulster Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks, conductor; Jane Watts (1861 Hill, restored 1978 by Mander/Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK) Priory PRCD874

Filler –CROTCH: (see above)