1967 Walker at Liverpool Metropolitan (RC) Cathedral
1967 Walker at Liverpool Metropolitan (RC) Cathedral

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.

Hour 1

WILLIAM MATHIAS: Fanfare (1987) –Richard Lea (1967 Walker/Liverpool Metropolitan (RC) Cathedral) Priory 870

J.S. BACH: Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29Ian Tracey (1926 Willis/Liverpool Anglican Cathedral) Priory 6004

FRANCIS JACKSON: Diversion for the MixturesFrancis Jackson (1903 Walker/York Minster) EMI Classics 85295

JOHN SCOTT WHITELEY: Magnificat, fr York ServiceYork Minster Choir/Philip Moore, director; John Scott Whiteley (1903 Walker/York Minster) Priory 552

ALBERT LISTER PEACE: Concert Fantasy on Scottish MelodiesSimon Nieminski (1913 Brindley & Foster/Freemasons Hall, Edinburgh) Pro Organo 7240

JOHANN PACHELBEL: Toccata & Fugue in F –Matthew Owens (1978 Ahrend/Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh) Delphian 34021

JEAN FRANCAIX: Carmelite SuiteDame Gillian Weir (1975 Phelps/Hexham Abbey, Northumberland) Priory 752

PHILIP WILBY: Jubilate DeoRipon Cathedral Choir/Kerry Beaumont; Andrew Bryden (1926 Harrison/Ripon Cathedral) Priory 934

Hour 2

TRADITIONAL: Psalm 43 (Martyrs) –Scottish Philharmonic Singers/IanMcCrorie, director; John Langdon, organist. SCS Music 2830

KENNETH LEIGHTON: Dialogues on a Scottish Psalm Tune (Martyrs), Op. 73Dennis Townhill & Peter Backhouse (1879 Willis/St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh) Priory 326

ALFRED HOLLINS: A Song of SunshineTimothy Byram–Wigfield (1879 Willis/St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh) Herald 169

RICHARD FRETEUR: Carillon-SortieSimon Nieminski (2007 Copley/St. Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Edinburgh) Pro Organo 7222

WILLIAM HENRY HARRIS: Reverie. ARTHUR MILNER: PreludeConrad Eden (1877 Willis/Durham Cathedral) EMI Classics 85295

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Idyll, Op. 121, no. 2 –Jane Watts (1902 Lewis/Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow) Priory 414

JUDITH WEIR: Ettrick BanksJohn Scott (1992 Rieger/St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh) Priory 485

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.