Though much rebuilt, the organ at St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich began as the work of Father Willis in 1864. Today, with 14 more stops and much history, the organ has 46 stops on 3 manuals and pedal.
William Saunders, playing largely transcribed works, presents the colorful sonorities of the organ with great skill, facility and humor, as well as fine musicianship.
GUILMANT: March upon Handelís Lift up your heads, Op. 15
WARLOCK, Arr. Saunders: Capriol Suite
BOYCE, Arr. Hutchings: Symphony No.4 in F
NICHOLAS: Prelude on Dominus Regit Me
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Arr. Ley: Antiphon from Five Mystical Songs, Alla Sarabanda from Phantasy Quintet for strings
GRAINGER, Arr. Keedy: Country Gardens
GRAINGER, Arr. Perna: Irish Tune from County Derry
GRAINGER, Arr. Stockmeier: Handel in the Strand
WILLS: Etheldreda Rag
FINZI, Arr. Ridout: Prelude
RUTTER: Variations on an Easter Theme (organ duet with Michael Nicholas)
ELGAR, Arr. Vicker: Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D