Visiting Britain #1544
…a sampler of some of the instruments to be visited during the Spring 2016 Pipedreams Group Tour in northern England and Scotland.
JOHANN PACHELBEL: Toccata & Fugue in F –Matthew Owens (1978 Ahrend/Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh) Delphian 34021
RICHARD FRETEUR: Carillon-Sortie –Simon Nieminski (2007 Copley/St. Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Edinburgh) Pro Organo 7222
WILLIAM MATHIAS: Processional (1964) –Richard lea (1967 Walker/Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool, England) Priory 870
Though our program draws only twice on this resource, we heartily recommend a splendid 13-CD reissue, Great [British] Cathedral Organs [EMI 0852952] http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=652998. Initially released individually in LP format in the 1960s, these excellent stereophonic recordings represent organs in the cathedrals of Liverpool, Gloucester, Coventry, Exeter, Edinburgh (St. Giles, former organ), Llandaff, Durham, Hereford, Salisbury, Norwich, Ely, Worcester, Canterbury, Lincoln and Chester, plus York Minster, Selby Abbey, and Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.