The ENGLISH CATHEDRAL Series VOLUME XVIII
plays the Kenneth Tickell organ of
'...a brilliant recital of organ music (not all of it original) in consistently fine performances, very well recorded, and fully capturing the splendour of the Kenneth Tickell Quire organ of 2008.' International Record Review November 2014
‘Recording quality is very fine. The nature of the acoustic and sound of the instrument ensures an open, spacious sound. Worcester isn’t too resonant, so the balance
and immediacy of sound is good. The variety of the somewhat unusual pieces and the sound of the ‘new’ instrument make this a fine addition to a collection, both musically and technically.’
Hifi November 2014
Vol XVIII in Regent’s popular ‘English Cathedral’ Series, features the 2008 Kenneth Tickell Quire organ at Worcester Cathedral.
Our second visit to Worcester in the ‘English Cathedral’ series, and our first solo organ disc on this magnificent new instrument.
Played by Christopher Allsop, Assistant Director of Music of Worcester Cathedral since 2004, in his dèbut solo organ recording.
Sadly Kenneth Tickell passed away suddenly on the morning of 24th July this year. He will be greatly missed both as a person, and as a distinguished contributor to England's organ heritage.
Improvisation sur le Te Deum — Charles Tournemire (1870–1939) (6:29)
Deuxième Arabesque — Claude Debussy (1862–1918), trans Léon Roques (3:51)
Deux Fantaisies — Jehan Alain (1911–40)
Air in C major — Arthur Somervell (1863–1937), arr AG Mathew (4:43)
In Memoriam – Titanic, Op. 10, No 1 — Joseph Bonnet (1884–1944) (10:18)
Toccata Giocosa — William Mathias (1934–92) (3:35)
Feux Follets (from Pièces de fantaisie, 2nd suite, Op. 53, No 4) — Louis Vierne (1870–1937) (4:54)
Minuet (from Three Pieces for Organ, H. 190) — Frank Bridge (1879–1941) (4:32)
Passacaglia (from the opera Katerina Ismailowa, Op. 114c) — Dimitri Shostakovich (1906–75) (6:23)
Four Spielstücke, Op. 18 — Hugo Distler (1908–42)
Tomkins’ Trifle — Donald Hunt (b. 1930) (1:45)
Festive Overture, Op. 96 — Shostakovich, trans Christopher Allsop (6:51)
Total Playing time: 70:49