Simon Nieminski plays the recently restored 1913 Brindley & Foster organ in Freemason’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The firm of Brindley & Foster was begun by Charles Brindley who worked with Edmund Schulze and his partner A. H. Healey who had experience in the shops of Willis and Cavaillé-Coll. Brindley died in 1893 and was succeeded by his son, also named Charles. Continuously inventive, the firm changed from mechanical to tubular pneumatic action and devised new systems to aid organists. The Freemason’s Hall organ includes the “Brindgradus Pedal” acting as a crescendo pedal, as well as other aspects of its’ builder’s designs, including individual action for each pipe. It has been completely restored by Forth Pipe Organs.
MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute; Andante in F, K. 616
BARRAT, Tr. Hull: Coronach “A Highland Lament”
PEACE: Concert Fantasia on Scottish Melodies
BRIDGE: Flowers of the Forest
MENDELSSOHN, Tr. Cull: Adagio from Symphony No. 3 in A “Scottish”
HAYDN: Emperor Variations from Quartet Op. 76, No 3
PARRY: Toccata and Fugue (The Wanderer)
THAYER: Variations on “Auld Lang Syne”