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Sir Edward Elgar – Works for Organ
Thomas Trotter
Organ of Salisbury Cathedral

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Description

This recording by international virtuoso, Thomas Trotter – described by BBC Music Magazine ‘as one of today’s greatest living organists’ – contains all of Elgar’s works for solo organ completed during the composer’s lifetime, together with transcriptions of well-known orchestral works. The historic Father Willis organ of Salisbury Cathedral is regarded as one of the finest English organs of its period and is ideally suited to Elgar’s music.

Track List

Sonata for Organ in G major, Op 28
I Allegro maestoso
8:50
II Allegretto
4:37
III Andante espressivo
6:46
IV Presto (comodo)
6:27
Cantique, Op. 3, no. 1
3:47
Vesper Voluntaries, Op. 14
Introduction
1:40
I Andante
1:21
II Allegro
2:08
III Andantino
2:15
IV Allegretto piacevole
1:27
Intermezzo
0:38
V Poco lento
2:02
VI Moderato
1:44
VII Allegretto pensoso
2:09
VIII Poco allegro
3:37
Organ Sonata no. 2, Op. 87a
I Introduction
2:41
II Toccata
3:49
III Fugue
5:39
IV Coda
1:36
Chanson de Matin (trans. by A Herbert Brewer)
3:13
Nimrod (from ‘Enigma’ Variations, Op. 36) (trans. by W H Harris)
3:23
Pomp and Circumstance no. 4 in G, Op. 39 (trans. by G R Sinclair)
5:14

Total playing time 75:28

Production credits

Recorded on 23-25 November 2006 in Salisbury Cathedral by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter

Producer and engineer: Gary Cole

Sample audio extracts

Reviews

“Trotter’s choice of stops is well nigh perfect, his dexterity formidable….a performance full of expressive character” Andrew Macgregor, BBC Radio 3 CD review

‘the new recording sets the gold standard with its grandeur, supple expressivity, ideally judged rubato, and imaginative ‘orchestration’ …panache to burn.’ BBC Music Magazine July 2007 *****

‘throughout this superbly engineered recording his mastery of tonal gradation, innate stylistic sense and imaginative colouring make for a recording as rewarding as it is timely’ Gramophone August 2007

‘Trotter…turns out a performance which mixes textural faithfulness with an instinctive feel for what Elgar was attempting. The result is truly magnificent; magisterial, affectionate, quick-witted and lofty, and vividly coloured by masterly handling of the evocative Salisbury Willis. Enhanced by a sumptuous recorded sound, this is an Elgar Sonata recording par excellence.’ Marc Rochester, International Record review July/ August 2007


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