Organ Music from Stowe School

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ORGAN MUSIC FROM STOWE SCHOOL. Jonathan Kingston, organist. Organ of the Stowe School, Buckingham, England; Rushworth & Dreaper (1928), rebuilt and enlarged by Davies (1961), cleaned and overhauled by Cousans (2003). Priory PRCD 896. Situated in the English countryside, the Stowe School is an independent boarding and day school that emphasizes the uniqueness of each individual, striving for excellence in reaching one's potential. Music and the arts are an integral part of the school's emphasis. The large instrument is located in the spacious chapel, and assumes the character of a cathedral organ. Jonathan Kingston was chapel organist and assistant director of music at the school when this recording was made in early 2007 (he assumed the position of director of music at Bromsgrove School in September 2007). Kingston presents a varied program of lollipop favorites balanced by more substantial fare. Composers represented are Campra, Dom Sebastian Wolff, Gordon Young, Frank Bridge, Buxtehude, Saint-Saens, Fiocco, Eric Coates, Richard Lloyd, Reginald Porter-Brown, Bruns, Couperin, Lemmens, Derek Bourgeois, Arne, Walond, and Stanley Vann. …