The Organ of Westminster Cathedral

The Organ of Westminster Cathedral
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London’s Roman Catholic Westminster Cathedral was completed in 1903. The Grand Organ of 78 stops on four manuals was built by Henry Willis III from 1922 to 1932. This recording by Robert Quinney, Assistant Master of Music at the cathedral from 2000 to 2004 and now Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey, shows the colorful organ to fine effect with works of Brahms, Wagner and Marcel Dupré, who opened the organ in 1924.

BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80; Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56; Wir wandelten, Op. 96, No. 2; Adagio from Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 108

WAGNER: Siegfried-Idyll; Prelude to Act 1, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

DUPRÉ: Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 7; Variations on a Noël, Op. 20; Evocation, Op. 37; Cortège et Litanie, Op. 19, No. 2