Organ Music from the Isle of Purbeck

Organ Music from the Isle of Purbeck
Item# PHI213

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From St. James's Church, Kingston, on the Isle of Purbeck (though not truly an island but a peninsula) in Dorset, England. Dr. Francis Jackson performs mostly 19th century works on the 1880 Maley, Young & Oldknow organ.
George Edmund Street, the eminent Victorian architect designed the building, describing it as "the jolliest thing I ever did!" At the suggestion of John Scott, Earl of Eldon, who financed the building, Street turned to the short-lived firm of Maley, Young & Oldknow. In the firm's approximately ten year history, some forty organs were built in London and points south, including the Channel Islands and France. The organ at St. James's is one of few remaining unaltered Maley, Young & Oldknow organs in Dorset. The sound of the organ is distinctly continental, and includes a Vox Humana stop attributed to Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. It was carefully restored in 1992-1993 by Derry Thompson of Maiden Newton and associates, with the condition that no alterations be made. Nicholas Thistlethwaite and Peter Collins were on hand to offer advice.

Edouard Silas
Fantasia & Fugue in E minor

Henry Smart
Air with Variations & Finale Fugato

Sydney H. Nicholson
Impromptu No. 2 in D

Healey Willan
from Six Chorale Preludes (1950)
Chorale Prelude on Quem Pastores
Chorale Prelude on Vulpius

Francis Jackson
The Sweet Rivelet from The Hovingham Sketches

Matthew Camidge
Concerto III in A minor

Michael Christian Festing
Aria & Two Variations

Charles-Marie Widor
Andante Cantabile from Fourth Organ Symphony

Théodore César Salomé
Offertoire in F minor from Ten Pieces, Book One

Alexandre Guilmant
Final in E flat (Grand Choeur, Op. 40)