HAVPCD190 – There let the pealing organ blow… David Hill plays the Rosales Organ at Trinity Cathedral, Portland, Oregan
At first glance David Hill’s recital might appear to present more contrast than unity, and even to feature its solitary representative of the Baroque period as a mere incongruous observance. However closer examination of the repertoire’s history illuminates the train of thought behind such a programme.
HAVPCD179 – Lætabunda A Mass for Saint Louis
The plainsong sung in this celebration of the Feast of St Louis ranges from the earliest chants to those composed in the 15th century and, with the exception of the Sequence, is all still in regular use in the Liturgy. The chants sung here contain much variety and musical beauty.
HAVPCD171 – L’Orgue Baroque The Aubertin Organ, Saint-Antoine l’Abbaye
This is the first recording using the new Bernard Aubertin organ in the great austere Abbey housing the shrine of Saint Anthony of Egypt. By universal acclaim, M. Aubertin has provided the musical world with one of the finest contemporary examples of French Classical organ-building. He has reconstructed a new instrument using a few of the original pipes from Scherrer’s large instrument of c.1620 within the two magnificent organ cases. The programme is an amalgam of European musical influences prevalent nearly 300 years ago.