Stormin' Norma 1

Stormin' Norma 1 cover $30.00 In Stock add to cart

Stormin' Norma 1
Kemp English at the organ of the Dunedin Town Hall

[ Ode Records / CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 10 March 2004

"More lollipops that you could shake a stick at: Stormin Norma (the nickname of the instrument not the performer) will make purists shudder, but both she and Kemp English have a crispness of delivery and panache in performance
that recall a day at the seaside."

"More lollipops that you could shake a stick at: Stormin Norma (the nickname of the instrument not the performer) will make purists shudder, but both she and Kemp English have a crispness of delivery and panache in performance
that recall a day at the seaside, alternately bracing and sugary. Bach (and Buxtehude), Dubois, Noel Rawsthorne, Lefebure-Wely and Widor, are all dispatched impeccably, and the tuning and articulation in particular, put
many more serious recordings to shame." (Review from UK Choir & Organ magazine)

Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed fortepiano CD released in 2003, English's latest disc highlights the great versatility of "Norma", the magnificent Dunedin Town Hall organ.

This is the first ever CD to feature Norma's unique percussion effects.

The track listing takes us on a rip-roaring romp through some of the organ's most populra repertoire, including Widor's Toccata, Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor and many popular organ favourites.

Tracks:

1. Bolero de Concert -- L.J.A. Lefebure-Wely
2. Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor BWV565 -- J.S Bach
3. Prelude on Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) -- N. Rawsthorne
4. Tuba Tune in D Major Op. 15 -- L.J.A. Lefebure-Wely
6. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy -- P.I. Tchaikovsky arr. N. Rawsthorne
7. Tocatta in G Major -- T. Dubois
8. Aria -- N. Rawsthorne
9. Praeludium, Fguga and Ciacona -- D. Buxtehude
10. Air (from Suite No. 3) -- J.S. Bach arr. N. Rawsthorne
11. Toccata in F (Symphony V) -- C.M. Widor
12. Sortie in B Flat Major -- L.J.A. Lefebure-Wely
13. Pizzicato from "Sylvia" -- L. Delibes arr. N Rawsthorne
14. March in E Flat Major -- L.J.A. Lefebure-Wely
15. Hornpipe Humoresque -- N. Rawsthorne

Total Timne: 63.20
Recorded November 2003 on Norma, the Dunedin Town Hall Organ, New Zealand.