Sounds of St Giles
The Mander East organ of St Giles Cripplegate
GRAMOPHONE CRITICS' CHOICE – DECEMBER 2009
"Hearing the organ dancing and singing under the hands and feet of a virtuoso player is truly joyful"
“this is a very intelligently-planned and brilliantly carried off project.”
International Records Review June 2009
"Here we have all the ingredients that make a wonderful CD; a small organ, repertoire that spans from the 16th through to the 20th centuries, an excellent recording company and an international virtuoso. Trotter's dynamics... coupled with is ability to register the perfect stop combinations, make his programme fascinating."
Organists' Review August 2009
"..a fine program, beautifully played and nicely engineered." American Record Guide July/August 2010
The new Mander East organ at St Giles Cripplegate was built in 2008 as a small instrument for practice, teaching, services and concerts.
Here international virtuoso, Thomas Trotter (described by BBC Music Magazine as ‘one of the greatest living organists’), who gave the opening recital on the new organ in April 2008, demonstrates the range of this marvellous new instrument and the astonishing wealth of colour that can be obtained from its mere 15 stops in a programme of music from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.
Organ Concerto No 16 in F – GFâ€ˆHandel, arr Thomas Trotter (10:09)
Four Renaissance Pieces
La Shy Myze – Anon, 17thc (1:05)
Belle et jeune fleur de quinze ans – Anon, 16thc (1:33)
Sur ‘La, Mi, Re’ – Anon, English school, 16thc (2:30)
Saltarelle – Susato (1531) (1:14)
Voluntary in D, Op 5, No 5
Trio Sonata No 1 in E flat – JS Bach (13:12)
Partita sopra Nun freut euch – Lionel Rogg (12:37)
Three Preludes founded on Welsh Hymn Tunes – R Vaughan Williams
Scherzo (from Organ-Symphony in C minor, Op 47) – FW Holloway (2:56)
Prélude et Danse Fuguée – Gaston Litaize (6:01)
Total playing time: 66:30