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    Sounds of Southwell
    The Nicholson Organ of Southwell Minster played by Simon Bell


    Catalogue Number: REGCD239

    Price: 5 (inc VAT) / 4.166 (ex VAT)
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    Stock Status: In-Stock


    1 Sinfonia from Cantata No 29 JS Bach transcribed Marcel Dupré (4:08)

    Sonata III in C minor, Op 56 Alexandre Guilmant (12:44)
    2 I Preludio (4:31)
    3 II Adagio (4:42)
    4 III Fuga (3:31)

    5 Scherzo ‘La Chasse’ from Symphonie II Charles-Marie Widor (3:03)

    Entrée, Canzona et Sortie, Op 62 Marcel Dupré (7:41)
    6 Entrée (2:48)
    7 Canzona (1:59)
    8 Sortie (2:54)

    9 Marche Américaine, Op 31 Widor transcribed Dupré (4:00)

    Prelude, Scherzo and Passacaglia, Op 41 Kenneth Leighton (17:14)
    10 Prelude (4:43)
    Scherzo (3:17)
    Passacaglia (9:14)

    11 Handel in the Strand Percy Grainger transcribed Wolfgang Stockmeier (3:39)

    Rubrics Dan Locklair (13:37)
    12 1 “…‘Hallelujah,’ has been restored…” (2:09)
    13 2 “Silence may be kept.” (3:47)
    14 3 “…and thanksgivings may follow.” (2:05)
    15 4 “The Peace may be exchanged.” (3:35)
    16 5 “The people respond – Amen!” (2:01)

    Total playing time: 66:10

    Simon Bell was appointed Assistant Organist of Southwell Minster in 2003, having previously held posts at Westminster Abbey and St Albans Cathedral. During his time at Westminster he played at a number of important civic and state occasions, most notably the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

    Whilst studying at the University of Leeds, where he graduated with first-class honours, Simon won the coveted Limpus prize for the highest marks in the FRCO diploma examination, and was presented with a Silver Medal by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He subsequently undertook postgraduate study at the Royal College of Music, studying with Margaret Phillips, and was assisted by an award by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Upon completion of his studies at the RCM, Simon was awarded the WT Best memorial organ scholarship by the Worshipful Company of Musicians, enabling three years study of French nineteenth and twentieth century organ music with celebrated Dutch organist Ben van Oosten. He has been a semi-finalist in the Royal College of Organists’ Performer of the Year competition and a prize-winner at the St Albans International Organ Festival in both 2001 and 2005. As a recitalist, he has played at venues up and down the UK, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Leeds Town Hall and the Albert Hall, Nottingham.

    Simon is also active as a choral conductor. At Southwell Minster, he is the responsible for directing the Minster Girls’ Choir and the Cathedral’s voluntary choir, the Minster Chorale. In addition, he accompanies the Minster Choir in concerts, on tour and on recordings and broadcasts. Musical Director of the Lincoln Chorale from 2003, in September 2006 Simon took up the post of Musical Director of Grantham Choral Society.

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