David Briggs plays the famous 3-70 organ of Gloucester Cathedral designed by Ralph Downes and completed in 1971 by Hill, Norman & Beard with some pipes and parts dating from the 17th century. The electic program played by Briggs, the cathedral’s music director since 1994, includes his reconstruction of Cochereau’s improvised Bolero.
COCHEREAU: Boléro on a theme by Racquet
DUKAS: Scherzo from Sorcerer’s Apprentice
TCHAIKOVSKY: Miniature-Overture, Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
ALAIN: Le Jardin Suspendu
BACH: Preludes & Fugues in G & E (BWV 541, 552)
HAYDN: Three Clock Pieces
FRANCK: Pièce Héroïque