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    DVD/CD set Peter King plays the Klais Organ of Bath Abbey
    Peter King plays the Klais Organ of Bath Abbey

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    Peter King plays the Klais Organ
    of Bath Abbey

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    DVD Video in 5.0 and stereo
    16.9 widescreen, REGION FREE, NTSC,
    DVD-9, DOUBLE LAYER, SINGLE-SIDED DISC, 
    Audio CD in stereo

    ‘King is a fine organist at the helm of a fine instrument, and steers Mendelssohn’s E minor Fugue to a superbly articulated resplendent close. At lightning speed he scuds effortlessly up and down across three keyboards at the end of Eben s Moto Ostinato – sonically and visually spectacular – and he crowns an invigorating workout with Reubke’s formidable Sonata on the 94th Psalm. The Allegro con fuocoso snarls and spits; its Fugue bristles with Old Testament brimstone. Reubke to relish! ‘                 BBC Music January 2017

    ‘.Now organist emeritus, King’s knowledge of the versatile instrument and the Abbey’s warm and clear acoustics is second to none, and it shows in this pleasing recitial...The wide-ranging, adroitly chosen programme shows off various facets of the organ... King’s booklet noes are informative and the choice of accomapnying images both inside and outside the Abbey are well chosen. Recorded sound is excellent.’
    Choir and Organ November 2016

    '..an organist to rank with the finest' theclassicalreviewer.com


    ‘The audio-visual DVD has all the hallmarks of being edited by a musician (less frequent than one imagines). The cutaway shots return when there are moments of virtuosic interest, with judicious focus on the feet and pedalling. The falling ladder sequence in Les Anges and the babbling springs in Naiades are not throwaway shots, but encourage a deeper appreciation of the music....We have come to expect brilliant sound quality from Regent, and this disc does not disappoint....this release is a triumph for Regent Records, for Klais, for Bath Abbey but most of all for Peter King. It is a disc I will treasure.’
    Cathedral Music 1/2017

    'glorious music played supremely well and the visual tour around one of the loveliest church buildings in the kingdom.' Crossrhythms.co.uk

    Peter King, Organist Emeritus of Bath Abbey, having been the Abbey’s Director of Music for thirty years (1986–2016),  performs a wide-ranging concert, demonstrating the virtuosity and versatility of both player and instrument in the beautiful acoustic of Bath Abbey. Extra features include a demonstration of the organ, a brief account of the Abbey’s history, and a talk about the music performed.  A CD audio-only recording of the organ concert is also included.

    Peter King, is President of the Incorporated Association of Organists (2015–17). He holds the honorary degree of Doctor of Music from the University of Bath. Together with Nicolas Kynaston, he was responsible for the design and installation of the Abbey’s Klais Organ. His twelve CDs on the new instrument have been highly acclaimed by the critics.


    Critical recognition of Peter King’s previous releases on Regent:

    REGCD257 – Music for Organ and Orchestra

    BBC Radio 3 Record Review Building a Library
    First Choice recording of Poulenc’s Organ Concerto

    ‘Peter King and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under François-Xavier Roth, to my mind best capture Poulenc at his wildest, at his most prayerful and mischievous’       
    26 December 2015

    Editor’s choice in both BBC Music and Gramophone (November 2010 issues)

    ‘This disc presents three of the finest organ/orchestra collaborations in the repertoire.....The performances of all three works are outstanding...’
    The American Organist September 2009

    REGCD278 – 3-CD set Liszt Organ Music

    ‘He is a virtuoso of world class... I’m astonished at his bravura; nothing fazes him... and he plays with such élan, and with such passion, such commitment...’
    Chris de Souza BBC Radio 3’s CD Review.

    ‘...I doubt if there will be an organ contirbution to the Liszt bicentennial which can better this.’
    Gramophone July 2011

    REGCD311 – Homage to Handel
    ‘King’s playing is a revelation.’
    American Record Guide September 2009

    ‘King is on fire...a perfect recital, to be returned to often. ‘       
    Choir & Organ Sept/Oct 2009

    Fantaisie et Fugue in B flat, Op 18 vi – Alexandre-Pierre-François Boëly (1785–1858)     5:05   
               
    Fantaisie i in E flat – Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)     5:35   
    Con moto  1:55   Allegro di molto e con fuoco 3:40   
               
    Moto Ostinato (Sunday Music) – Petr Eben (1929–2007)     5:28   
               
    Prelude & Fugue in E minor – Felix Mendelssohn (1809–47)     8:13   
    Prelude  2:59   Fugue  5:14   
               
    Chorale Preludes from Orgelbüchlein – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)   
    Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599     1:44
    Gottes Sohn ist kommen, BWV 600      1:06
    Herr Christ, der ein’ge Gottessohn, BWV 601     1:33
    Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 604     1:43
    Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 606     0:52
    In dulci jubilo, BWV 608     1:36
     In dir ist Freude, BWV 615     2:42   
               
    Les Anges (La Nativité du Seigneur) – Olivier Messiaen (1908–92)     3:54   
               
    Naïades (Pièces de Fantaisie, Quatrième Suite, Op 55) – Louis Vierne (1870–1937)     4:58   
               
    The 94th Psalm, Sonata in C minor – Julius Reubke (1834-1858)     25:06   
    Grave  – Larghetto – Allegro con fuoco  12:05   Adagio  6:20   Fugue – Allegro  6:41

    Extra features:
    A brief history of Bath Abbey
    The Klais Organ of Bath Abbey
    The Music

    An audio CD of the recital programme is also included

    Total performance duration:  69:37

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