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Stanford: 'Organ Works

Magazine article Gramophone

Stanford: 'Organ Works

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Stanford

'Organ Works, Vol 2' Organ Sonata No 1, Op 149. The Angelus, Op 194 No 3. Idyll and Fantasia, Op 121. Marcia eroica, Op 189 No 2. Prelude on the Ancient Melody 'Jesu dulcis memoriae'. Six Preludes, Op 88 No 1, Minuet; No 3, Toccata; No 5, Pastorale. Te Deum laudamus (Fantasia), Op 116 Simon Nieminski org Resonus [M] [Do] RES10130 (resonusclassics.com * 68' * DDD) Played on the Brindley & Foster organ of Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh

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Like buses that turn up together, so this second volume of Stanford's organ works comes out at much the same time as Daniel Cook's series on Priory (12/13). This disc, played on the Brindley and Foster organ of the Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh, follows Tom Winpenny's first volume (10/11) performed on the Binns organ of Queens' College, Cambridge, where Stanford had been organ scholar in the early 1870s. Rather than present each opus number complete, as Priory is doing, Resonus has preferred to issue each recording with a selection of pieces, more in the manner of a mixed programme or recital. …

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