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    Timothy Parsons plays the organ of EXETER CATHEDRAL


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    The ENGLISH CATHEDRAL Series Volume XX
    Timothy Parsons
    plays the organ of EXETER CATHEDRAL

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    This is the debut solo recording from Exeter Cathedral’s brilliant young assistant organist, Timothy Parsons, and the first recording to showcase the Exeter organ following its major rebuild and restoration in 2014.

    ‘The Cathedral, and Timothy Parsons, should be rightly proud of this highly satisfying and well-executed programme.’ ★★★★ Choir and Organ April 2020

    ‘His playing here is consistently polished and fluent.’
    American Record Guide May/June 2020

    ‘It demonstrates not only the many different colours of the cathedral organ, but also the virtuosity and sensitivity of its performer, Timothy Parsons.’ The Cornopean December 2019

    Sonata no 3 in A, Op 65 – Felix Mendelssohn
    Con moto maestoso     7:16
    Andante tranquillo     2:13
    Voluntary in A minor – Matthew Locke     1:46
    Larghetto in F sharp minor – Samuel Sebastian Wesley      6:18
    Carillon de Westminster (from 24 Pièces de Fantaisie, Op 54) – Louis Vierne     7:04
    Andante Sostenuto for TJYP – Mark Blatchly      3:08
    Imperial March, Op 32 – Edward Elgar      4:59
    The Revd Mustard his Installation Prelude – Nico Muhly     3:33
    Three Chorale Preludes from Op 122 – Johannes Brahms
    Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen     2:53
    O Gott, du frommer Gott     5:18
    Herzlich tut mich erfreuen     2:37
    Joie et clarté des corps glorieux – Olivier Messiaen      6:37
    Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op 7 – Maurice Duruflé
    Prélude     6:52
    Fugue     5:17   

    Total playing time: 65:49

    Timothy Parsons has been Assistant Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral since September 2016. He was a chorister at Guildford Cathedral and educated at Charterhouse before taking up the organ scholarship at Hereford Cathedral in 2010. He read for a degree in Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he was Organ Scholar, and graduated with a starred first in 2014. Whilst at Cambridge he also held the organ scholarship for King’s Voices, the mixed-voice choir of King’s College Chapel. From 2014 to 2016 he was Organ Scholar at Winchester Cathedral, also serving for a term as Acting Assistant Director of Music.

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