Organs in the U. K.

Variation Amrywiad
New! Variation Amrywiad features John Hosking playing the organ of St. Asaph Cathedral. This beautifully recorded CD contains variations by composers such as Bach and Cochereau, and explores a variety of tonal colors.

Howells from Salisbury
NEW! David Newsholme plays the music of Herbert Howells on the Salisbury Cathedral Organ in this recording.
Mighty Voice
NEW! Luke Bond performs on the Truro Cathedral Organ. Included are works by Widor, Mendelssohn and more!
A Parry Collection
NEW! This new recording by Regent Records features a selection of Hurbert Parry's organ works. David Goode, organist of Eton College, performs on the 19th-century William Hill organ in the Chapel of Eton College- where Parry was educated. The included booklet provides information on the composer, works, performer, and organ.

Produced by Regent Records, 2013

Total Playing Time: 70:19
Wurlitzer Celebration
NEW! Nigel Ogden plays the Wurlitzer Organ at Free Trade Hall, Manchester.
In Classical Mood
NEW! Nigel Ogden plays the Cavaille-Coll organ of Manchester Town Hall.
At The Consoles
NEW! Organist Arnold Loxam plays the Compton Organs, The Guildhall, Southampton.
Shall We Dance?
NEW! Simon Gledhill plays the Wurlitzer Organ, Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.
From the Tower
NEW! Brian Sharp plays the Wurlitzer at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.
A Sunday Celebration
NEW! Nigel Ogden plays the Organ of St. George's Church, Stockport, with guest artist Adrian Blakeley, Baritone. The included booklet gives information on Blakeley, St. George's Church, the organ and its specifications and the program Ogden has chosen.
Through the Decades with The Mighty Wurlitzer- The 1970's
NEW! Nigel Ogden performs standards and favorites on the Wurlitzer Organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.
Through the Decades with The Mighty Wurlitzer- The 1950's
NEW! Nigel Ogden performs standards and favorites on the Wurlitzer Organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.
Through the Decades with The Mighty Wurlitzer- The 1940's
NEW! Nigel Ogden performs standards and favorites on the Wurlitzer Organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.
Through the Decades with The Mighty Wurlitzer- The 1930's
NEW! Nigel Ogden performs standards and favorites on the Wurlitzer Organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.
Roast Beef & Bordeaux English and French Organ Music
NEW! Organists William Saunders and Peter Crompton split this program down the middle, with Saunders playing the first eight tracks, and Crompton playing the last six. This recording features English and French music played on the Grand Organ of the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook. The accompanying booklet contains information on each piece performed and a history of the organ at the Royal Hospital School. It also contains a stoplist, and provides in-depth biographical information on both performers.

Total Playing Time: 67:39

Produced by Regent Records, Ltd.
Anthems from the 17th and 18th Centuries
NEW!Priory Records has re-issued this recording which was originally an LP by Argo in 1961. At the time, the Salisbury Cathedral Choir was directed by Christopher Dearnley. The organ is played by Richard Lloyd.

Produced by Priory Records
Olivier Messiaen Complete Organ Works Vol. IV
NEW! Timothy Byran-Wigfield plays The Organ of St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in this 2-disc set. The included booklet provides notes on the music performed, an organ stoplist, and biographical information on the performer.

Disc One Total Playing Time [79:02]

Disc Two Total Playing Time [79:36]

Produced by Delphian Records Ltd. 2009
The Church Music of Dr. Harry Bramma
NEW! The Church Music of Dr. Harry Bramma features the Choir of All Saints, Margaret Street, London, and is directed by Paul Brough. Henry Parkes plays the Harrison and Harrison organ, originally built in 1910.

Total Playing Time 58:49
Wagner at the Organ: The transcriptions of Edwin Lemare
NEW! Released May 2013 Wagner at the Organ is the first recording by a British organist entirely devoted to Wagner's music. Jonathan Vaughn brilliantly plays well-known works on the 1911 Harrison and Harrison organ of St. Mary Redcliffe in Bristol. Arthur Harrison considered this organ to be of his finest work! The enclosed booklet provides information on the performer, the organ, and its specifications, and information on the pieces performed.

Total Playing Time: 74:43
Produced by Regent Records
Released May 2013
The Organ Music of William Wolstenholme
Released in 2011 The Organ Music of William Wolstenholme features organist Michael Harris playing the Organ of Christ Church, Port Sunlight. Harris beautifully delivers this program on the forty-one stop instrument.

Total Playing Time: (78:28)

Produced by Priory Records
William Russell Complete Organ Voluntaries
Released in 2008 This 3-disc set contains the Complete Organ Voluntaries of William Russell. John Kitchen performed them July 22-25, 2008 on the Organ of St. James's Church in Bemondsey, London. William Russell gave extremely precise performance instructions, which Kitchen follows accurately. The St. James organ, built in 1829, is a perfect instrument for the performance of Russell's works.

Total Playing Time (3 CDs) [3:06:42]

Produced by Delphian Records Ltd.
Penitence And Redemption
Released March of 2013 The Ely Cathedral Girls' Choir, Members of the Cambridge University Baroque Ensemble, organist Oliver Hancock and director Sarah MacDonald perform Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and other works for Lent and Passiontide. Some works featured on the recording are new and were written for the girls' choir to perform. Recorded at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire, England.

Total Playing time: 70:32

Produced by Regent Records
Sounds of Cranleigh The Mander organ of Cranleigh School
Released March 2013 Recitalist Philip Scriven plays the organ of Cranleigh School Chapel, Surrey, UK. The four-rank organ was donated and recently built by Mander Organs in 2011, and allows students to gain knowledge of the organ and its repertoire. The enclosed booklet provides a wealth of information on the organ, performer, and offers program notes and a stoplist.

Total Playing Time: 78:50

Produced by Regent Records
Liszt: The Essential Organ Works
This 3 CD set contains all of the major original organ works of Liszt, together with a selection of virtuoso arrangements and transcriptions of Liszt’s orchestral and piano works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Max Reger, Edwin Lemare, Nicolas Kynaston, and Peter King.
Grand Organ Prom
Thomas Trotter, described by BBC Music magazine as "one of the greatest living organists", performs in a virtuoso display of the full range of power and color of the Royal Albert Hall organ – one of the world’s greatest concert hall organs. This program, recorded in overnight sessions, is right from the heart of the Victorian concert hall tradition, and ideally suited to the organ in the home of the BBC Proms.
Andrew Sampson plays Bach on the Mander Organ at St. Matthew's
This program has been selected to demonstrate the beauty of Bach's music and the particular qualities of the organ at St. Matthew's Westminster. Most of the program comprises of works based on Lutheran Hymns or chorales which form the musical mainstay of the Lutheran liturgy, and which demonstrate this instrument's strengths and character. This program is based on an evolving sense of the liturgical year.
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Albert Schweitzer: The Organist
The historical recordings of Albert Schweitzer: The Organist, available on six CDs in one spectacular collection. Schweitzer recorded the majority of J. S. Bach's chorale-based and free organ works on English organs and those of Alsace between 1928 and 1952. These tracks have been remastered and are now available for the first time on CD. Schweitzer favored Franck, Mendelssohn, and especially Widor, his teacher. The bonus CD, disc six, includes world premieres by Schweitzer.
A Taste of Shropshire
In the mood for something tasty?! International concert organist Martin Setchell plays a program of English music on the organ of St. Laurence’s Parish Church in Ludlow, Shropshire. This delightful program of repertoire is sure to conjure up an image of the rolling hills of the English countryside.
D'Arcy Trinkwon
D’Arcy Trinkwon plays a varied repertoire celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Mighty Schulze Organ in Doncaster Minster. Internationally acclaimed for his virtuoso organ playing, Trinkwon brilliantly demonstrates the adaptability of the largest organ built in England by a foreign maker.
English Organ Music from the Temple Church
Organist James Vivian explores a vast range of colors and dynamics on the organ at London’s Temple Church in this energetic recording of music from English composers. As the Director of Music and Organist of the Temple Church, Vivian expertly displays his familiarity with the nuances and capabilities of the Harrison & Harrison Organ.
Christmas From Winchester
The Winchester Cathedral boys and girls choir with lay clerks perform a selection of Christmas songs from this past summer featured especially for this Christmas. The Winchester Cathedral Choir is accompanied by Simon Bell on organ, Frances Kelly on harp, and under the direction of Andrew Lumsden.
Lead Me, Lord
The music of Wesley, Mendelssohn and their contemporaries sung by the Choir of York Minster accompanied by John Scott Whiteley, Organ under the direction of Robert Sharpe.
Great Cathedral Organs of England Volume II
NEW VOLUME 2! Various artists play various cathedral organs of England.
Organ Lollipops 2
A second collection of treats played by Peter King on the 1997 Klais organ at Bath Abbey, England.
The Organ at the Grand Lodge, Edinburgh
Simon Nieminski plays the recently restored 1913 Brindley & Foster organ in Freemason’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland. Many works have Scottish and Masonic ties.
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Sounds of St. Davids
Alexander Mason plays the organ of St. Davids Cathedral, built in 1883 and put in its present form by Harrison & Harrison in 1998.
St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Three mini-recitals of German, English, and French music played by Roger Judd demonstrate the famous 1965 Harrison & Harrison organ of St. George's Chapel of Windsor Castle.
Westminster Cathedral Organ Classics
David Hill performs organ favorites on the famous 1932 Henry Willis organ at Westminster Cathedral, London.
Ave Maris Stella: Gerard Gillen in Dublin
Gerard Gillen of St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin plays works of his teacher Flor Peeters and of Cesar Franck on the Pro-Cathedral's organ dating to the 1880's work of John White.
Tower Power: William Saunders Delights with Transcriptions
Colorful transcriptions played with great skill and fine musicianship!
Chanson de Matin: Works of Sir Edward Elgar for Organ
Thomas Trotter plays Elgar on the Father Willis at Salisbury
Pictures at an Exhibition
Robert Houssart plays a grand program on the recently overhauled organ at Gloucester Cathedral
Homage to Handel
A talented player makes a virtuosic tour of works by Handel or inspired by him. The big pieces may have you holding your breath and tapping your foot at the same time!
The English Cathedral Series Vol. 12
Andrew Bryden shows the Salisbury Cathedral organ to fine advantage
A Windsor Collection: Timothy Byram-Wigfield Plays
Timothy Byram-Wigfield plays varied works in the Chapel of Windsor Castle
Priory LP Archive Series Vol. 5
Two CDs for the price of one! Christopher Bowers - Broadbent plays the Organ of Truro Cathedral, and John Winter plays the Organ of Truro Cathedral.
A Winchester Collection
Malcolm Archer plays the 3-37 Mander built in 1984 for Winchester College Chapel.
In Paradisum: The Schulze Organ of Doncaster Parish Church
Ave Regina: The Complete organ works of Guy Weitz- Volume 1
Works of Guy Weitz and others at the church where he played for 50 years!
Sounds of St. Asaph: Alan McGuinness
Alan McGuinness, Organist and Master of the Choristers at St. Asaph Cathedral, celebrates the tenth anniversary of the cathedral organ’s latest restoration.
Organs in and around Cambridge are surveyed by English organists.
Note: Volume I of this series is no longer available.
The Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Roger Fisher plays works of Hollins, Elgar, Bach, Whitlock, and others on the 1933 Rushworth & Dreaper organ at The Reid Memorial Church, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Organ Music from Haddo House
Francis Jackson plays the 1881 Father Willis organ in the Chapel of Haddo House, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Total playing time: 77:18
The Organ at Castle Howard
Francis Jackson plays works ranging from the Baroque period to the twentieth century on the 1875 Thomas Harrison organ in the chapel of Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, England.
Gillian Weir "On Stage” at Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Dame Gillian Weir performs on the Klais organ in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England.
Gillian Weir "On Stage" at Royal Festival Hall
Royal Festival Hall
Gillian Weir plays the newly refurbished and famous 119-rank organ designed by Ralph Downes for London's prime concert hall and built by Harrison & Harrison.
Gillian Weir at Royal Albert Hall
First Recording of the restored organ! Gillian Weir plays the famous 1871 Willis / 1926-33 Harrison & Harrison organ at Royal Albert Hall in London, two years under a £1.7- million restoration completed by Mander in 2004.
Ian Tracey at Liverpool 2-CD set
Two more of Ian Tracey’s famous recordings from Liverpool Cathedral are released on CDs. BACH: Sinfonia, Cantata 29; Badinerie FAURÉ: Pavane CLARKE: Trumpet Voluntary SAINT-SAËNS: Danse Macabre SOLER: Minué (Concerto 6) ALBINONI: Adagio in g and many others
Great European Organs No. 71
John Kitchen plays the Organ of the Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Kitchen, who holds the position of City Organist in Edinburgh, performs on the 1914 Norman & Beard organ which was restored by the firm of Harrison & Harrison in 2003, retaining all of the original pipework.
Toccatas & Roses
Peter Crompton plays the huge 1933 Hill, Norman & Beard 4m Organ of the Royal Hospital School Priory, Holbrook, Suffolk, in England.
VIERNE: Final (Sym.1) HOWELLS: Psalm Prelude Set 1, No. 1 MATHIAS: Toccata Giocosa THALBEN-BALL: Elegy BRAHMS: Es ist ein 'Ros WIDOR: Toccata (Sym. 5.) YON: Humoresque MUSHEL: Toccata CHOVEAUX: Introduction & Toccata SATIE: Gymnopédie MULET: Tu est Petra
Gillian Weir at Ulster Hall, Belfast
Gillian Weir plays the famous 1861 William Hill 4m organ at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Ireland, as digitally recorded for a celebrated LP release in 1983 and now transferred to this 2-CD set with even more stellar results. Works by Meyerbeer, Mendelssohn, Eben, Bridge, Valente, Frescobaldi, Zipoli, Stanley, Bach, Messiaen, Franck, Mulet, Couperin, Dupré. Click the headline for titles and to order.
Demessieux, Rawsthorne, Peeters Play Organs of Two Liverpool Cathedrals
The two cathedrals in Liverpool, Anglican and Roman Catholic, are featured with three towering organists playing: Jeanne Demessieux, Noel Rawsthorne, and Flor Peeters. The organ at the Anglican Cathedral is the largest in England and both are described in the CD booklet. These famous recordings were originally issued on the audiophile Ryemuse label in 1966 and are now on a Priory CD. Click the headline for titles and to order.
Sounds Phenomenal in Birmingham
Thomas Trotter, organist of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, plays the recently built 4m Klais organ in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England. These high-energy performances show Trotter at his best, especially telling in the Locklair work of which this is now the only complete recording. DAN LOCKLAIR: Rubrics SCHUMANN: Canons Nos. 3 in E, 4 in A-flat, 5 in b, Op. 56 BACH: Prelude & Fugue in D Major LISZT: Prelude & Fugue on B-A-C-H AD WAMMES: Miroir GUILMANT: Sonata No. 1 in d, op. 42
2000 NAILS<br>New Organ Music on a Hope-Jones / Willis
Michael Bonaventure, virtuosic proponent of new music for the organ, presents here a luminous recital of premiere recordings, a rare invitation into this phantasmagorical sound world. The composers were born 1944-1962. The works are played on the 1897 Hope-Jones/1953 Willis 4-63 at McEwan Hall in Edinburgh. Click the headline for titles and to order.
Carol Williams at Oxford Town Hall
Carol Williams marches in to Oxford Town Hall and with her usual aplomb plays a crowd-pleasing program on the 1896/97 Willis organ, which was built to the specification of Sir John Stainer, best-known for his Crucifixion. Click Picture for Details
Organs of Eton
Clive Driskill-Smith plays the Dutch organ in the school hall, the Tickell organ in Lower Chapel; the Snetzler and Hill organs in College Chapel. Click the headline for titles and to order.
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Le Tombeau d’Eugenie
Neil Wright plays the restored 1904 Cavaillé-Coll 2-17 of Farnborough Abbey of St. Michael, where the Empress Eugénie commissioned a mausoleum and monastery to bury the Emperor Napoleon III and the Prince Imperial.
12 Organs of Edinburgh
An organ crawl of Edinburgh, Scotland, featuring twelve organs old and new and four stellar performers on two CDs
Coventry Cathedral: Paul Derrett Plays 93 Ranks!
British organist Paul Derrett plays unusual repertoire on the 1962 Harrison & Harrison 4-93 in Coventry Cathedral, which many believe to be the greatest one-off achievement by an English organbuilder in the 20th century.
Francis Jackson Recitals
In celebration of Jackson’s 85th birthday on 2 October 2002, this CD compiling pieces played by Jackson 1994-2002 in public recitals at York Minster, where he had been a student and assistant to, and then succeeded Bairstow in 1946. Click on the headline for more information and to order.
Music for Funerals
compiles appropriate music for Christian services as performed by many unidentified organists and choirs as compiled from recordings produced by Priory Records during the past decade. A 24-page booklet gives texts as well as suggestions for the service. The set is intended to aid anyone who must plan a funeral, including those who plan their own. There is much beautiful music here, too, simply for listening. Click picture for repertoire
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Organ Dreams
Christopher Herrick at Temple Church, London!
In the rolling acoustics of London’s famous Temple Church, the sounds of Arthur Harrison’s almost entirely intact 1924 organ of four manuals and 64 ranks are ideal in these period works and transcriptions, some by former organsits of the church. Herrick, who continues his popular Organ Fireworks series, commenced an "Organ Dreams" series with this CD.
Organ Dreams 2
A leading interpreter of nineteenth and twentieth century works, Christopher Herrick ably performs an interesting program of mostly nineteenth century works on the 1878 T. C. Lewis (Brixton) organ at Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire. From the 'Father' Schmidt organ of 1690 are retained three stops and a carved wooden hand which the organist would have used to relay the beat to the choir.
Gillian Weir at Hexham Abbey
Includes Francaix Suite Carmelite Gillian Weir plays at Hexham Abbey in England, where her late husband Lawrence Phelps built the celebrated 53-rank organ in 1974. Suites by Jean Francaix, Sonata 2 by Hindemith, Attaignant Dances, Schnizer Sonata 1, Bach Sei gegrusset, Mozart Fantasia in f
Spiritual Fantasy: Lucius Weathersby Plays
Organist, composer, and OHS member Lucius Weathersby plays African and African-American composers on the restored 1864 “Father” Willis organ at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Great Torrington, Devon, England. Click ikon for repertoire
Great European Organs No. 60
Adrian Partington plays the Willis Organ of Reading Town Hall
"Father" Henry Willis built an organ for the Town Hall in Reading, England, in 1864, then enlarged and rebuilt it in 1882 for the much enlarged and remodelled hall. A thorough restoration is now complete after ten years, returning the organ entirely to its 1882 state.
David Briggs at Gloucester
On the famous 3-70 organ of Gloucester Cathedral, David Briggs plays Cochereau, Dukas, Tchaikovsky, Alain, Bach, Haydn, and Franck.
Contemporary Organ Music
Paul Derrett, plays the 1910 William Hill organ at Chester Cathedral, incorporating most of the 1844 Gray & Davison that preceded it.
Organ Music for Fun

Jonathan Rennert plays the 1925/75/93 Rushworth & Dreaper 3-53 at St. Michael’s, Cornhill, London, England.
Christopher Dearnley at St. Paul's London
Dearnley shows the many facets of the organ in this famous cathedral.
The Organ of Westminster Cathedral
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The Organ at the Met: Simon Nieminski in Edinburgh
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The English Cathedral Series Volume VII
David Dunnet plays the 4-105 William Hill, Norman and Beard at Norwich Cathedral.
The English Cathedral Series Volume IV
David Hill plays at Winchester Cathedral.
Let the Pealing Organ blow
Jonathan Bunney plays one of the oldest organs in London, at St. Giles-in-the-Fields, begun in the 17th century and with its last major rebuild in 2007 by william Drake.
Passacaglia: Variations on a Theme
Haileybury Chapel is a UK co-educational public school. Its fine domed chapel was opened in 1877 and now houses a 1998 Klais organ of two manuals and pedal with 30 stops.
Organ Music from the Isle of Purbeck
From St. James's Church, Kingston, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, England. Dr. Francis Jackson performs mostly 19th century works on the 1880 Maley, Young & Oldknow organ. Thanks to a generous benefactor, the organ was built using only the finest materials, and includes a Vox Humana stop attributed to Cavaillé-Coll.
Organ Classics from York Minster
This 1974/1978 recording of Francis Jackson at York Minster has been remastered, and is now released on CD for the first time. Of Dr. Jackson's interpretation of the French works, Robin Vaughan of The Times (UK) raves, "He exults in the unabashed exuberance of much French organ music."
The English Cathedral Series, Volume 17
James Thomas and David Humphreys play the new Harrison & Harrison Organ of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral.