Brand new release • Rediscover an English master!
This two-CD set is the most extensive recording project ever devoted solely to the music of Alec Rowley (1892-1958). It includes a selection of works that are sure to surprise even those familiar with his music, played on the organ of Albion Church, Ashton-u-Lyne, a four-manual instrument by T. C. Lewis of 1895 which remains tonally unchanged. With stunning photos of the organ, the twenty-page booklet includes details on the instrument and notes by the performer on the composer and the music.
The programme includes the following works:
Heroic Suite • Choral Prelude on HOLLINGSIDE • Sonata in A Minor • Benedictus • Toccata (Moto Perpetuo) • The Four Winds • Three Scenes from the Boyhood of Christ • Choral Prelude on RICHMOND • Symphony No. 2 in B • Three Ouiet Preludes
The complete Afrika Hymnus cycle by Stefans Grové
The first complete recording of the tripartite Afrika Hymnus by the distinguished South African composer Stefans Grové (1922-2014). With extensive notes by the performer, a student of Grové.
Herman Jordaan makes vivid and persuasive use of St Albans Cathedral’s Harrison & Harrison organ in a valuable addition to the catalogue.
Choir & Organ
Herman Jordaan … delivers the music with lucidity, sensitivity, and commitment; and the St Albans organ has the clarity of speech and variety of timbre that it demands. A sometimes challenging but welcome discovery.
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Herman Jordaan plays the Harrison & Harrison Organ
of St Albans Cathedral
Works by Temmingh, Rousseau, Litaize, Wijnand van Klaveren, Ritter, Sumsion, Van den Horst, Rowley, and Hailstork.
Herman Jordaan, the winner of numerous competition prizes, is clearly a rising star in the organ world. Here he presents a daunting programme with brilliant polish and great artistic aplomb.
The American Organist