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    Homage to Handel
    Homage to Handel, Organ works by, and inspired by, Handel Played on the Klais organ of Bath Abbey by Peter King


    Catalogue Number: REGCD311

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    Homage to Handel 
    Played on the magnificent Klais organ of Bath Abbey
    by Peter King  

    ‘The recording was made on the 1997 Klais organ at Bath Abbey (four manuals, 62 stops), where Peter King is organist. The organ has all the gravity required for these late romantic pieces, but at the same time a clarity and brilliance that ensures a sound that never seems turgid. King’s playing is a revelation.’

    American Record Guide September 2009

    "this is a really fascinating disc"

    International Record Review June 2009

    "Karg-Elert's own Homage to Handel exploits virtually every tonal, textural and technical possibility of the organ, including the recently installed set of glockenspiel bells, in a dazzling expression of the performer's virtuosity."
    Editor's choice, Organists' Review August 2009

    "Peter King delivers a hugely imaginative and brilliantly executed celebration of Handel's 250th anniversary....kaleidoscopic colours and scintillating brilliance... King is on fire...a perfect recital, to be returned to often. "        Choir & Organ Sept/Oct 2009

    Organ works by, and inspired by, Handel ranging from monumental pieces by Karg-Elert and Landmann to entertaining encores by Guilmant and Grainger, together with several of Handel’s own most famous works in virtuoso arrangements.

    March on a Theme of Handel Guilmant
    Variationen über ein Thema von George Friedrich Händel Landmann
    Variations on ‘The harmonious blacksmith’ Handel arr. Karg-Elert
    Capriccio in F Handel arr. Karg-Elert
    The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel arr. Maynard
    Five Pieces for a Musical Clock Handel arr. Spigel
    Grand Chœur (Alla Handel) Guilmant
    Homage to Handel Karg-Elert
    Handel in the Strand Grainger arr. King

    Total playing time: 69:03

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