[ Pipeline Press / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 25 March 2019
Martin Setchell brings the magnificent Christchurch Town Hall organ back to life.
The earthquakes silenced the 1997 Rieger organ in the Christchurch Town Hall for eight years. But now it's back, resounding better than ever before, and with 14 new ranks of pipes. International concert organist Martin Setchell makes the most of the vibrant tone colours of this celebrated organ with pieces that will make you want to celebrate, to dance, to laugh, to quietly ponder, to sing, to be inspired. A CD for everyone, not just lovers of organ music.
All tracks except * were recorded in Christchurch Town Hall, 26-27 January 2019.
* Original recording September 1997, from Let The Pealing Organ Blow (MANU 1539).
Celebration ~ Mons Leidvin Takle (b.1942)
Grand Choeur in D (alla Handel) ~ Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
Prelude in G BWV 541 ~ J.S.Bach (1685-1750)
A Chloris ~ Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)
El dia de Fiesta ~ Noël Goemanne (1926-2010)
Scherzo in g minor ~ Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)
Toccata in A ~ Bonaventura Somma (1893-1960)
Romance from Symphony IV ~ Louis Vierne (1879-1937)
Cats at Play ~ Denis Bédard (b.1950)
Toccata in D ~ Marcel Lanquetuit (1894-1985)
Variations & Fugue on God Save the King ~ Max Reger (1873-1916)
Caribbean Dance ~ Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)
Andante in F ~ Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817-1869)
Toccata in F *~ Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)