PRIORY LP ARCHIVE SERIES, Vol. 3/PRIORY LP ARCHIVE SERIES, Vol. 4/PRIORY LP ARCHIVE SERIES, Vol. 5

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PRIORY LP ARCHIVE SERIES, Vol. 3/PRIORY LP ARCHIVE SERIES, Vol. 4/PRIORY LP ARCHIVE SERIES, Vol. 5


Hildreth, James, The American Organist


PRIORY LP ARCHIVE SERIES, Vol. 3. Organists: Paul Derrett, St. Alkmund's Church, Whitchurch (Richard Parker, 1755, and various other builders, 1806, 1830, 1853, 1894, 1966, 1981; III/40); Malcolm Archer, Bristol Cathedral (J.W. Walker and Sons, 1907, alterations 1947, 1970; IV/65); Peter Gould, Derby Cathedral (Cousans, 1960s, II/16; Compton, 1939, with remnants of Stringer, 1879; IV/111); Andrew Armstrong, Dunfermline Abbey (Forster & Andrews, 1882; Scovell, 1911; J.W. Walker, 1966; III/57). Priory Records PRCD 915.

PRIORY LP ARCHIVE SERIES, Vol. 4. Organists: Phillip Moore, Guilford Cathedral (Rushworth and Dreaper, 1961, with remnants of Harrison and Harrison, 1899, and other previous builder[s); IV/75); Michael Overbury, Albert Hall, Nottingham (Messrs. JJ. Binns, 1909, restored by Willis and Sons Ltd., 1973; IV/62); Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, Coventry Cathedral (Harrison and Harrison, 1962, additions 1986, 1988: IV/91); Andrew Milligan, Kidderminster Town Hall (William Hill, 1855; slight modifications, 1950; "overhaul," 1981; HI/35). Priory Records PRCD 916.

PRIORY LP ARCHIVE SERIES, Vol. 5. Organists: Christopher Bowers-Broadbent and John Winter, Truro Cathedral (Father Willis, 1887, restoration, 1963; IV/49). Priory Records PRCD 917 (2 discs). With these volumes Priory continues the admirable project of remastering the best of its LP recordings from the 1980s, making them available as CDs. Many fine performances that would otherwise remain forgotten are now readily available. This has proven to be a worthy endeavor, since the playing throughout is uniformly of the highest standard, featuring some of Britain's finest talents from the previous two decades.

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