HAVPCD293 – Nicholas Jackson’s Orgelbüchlein
Nicholas Jackson’s Orgelbüchlein is a compliation of a wide variety of practical and distinctive organ music, written primarily for his own use as a cathedral and recital organist. Following the model of Bach’s Orgelbüaut;chlein, his collection is arranged according to the liturgical times and seasons of the year, and it contains Variations, Improvisations, Preludes, and Postludes based on hymn tunes and carols known to every church-goer throughout the English-speaking world.
HAVPCD285 – Music from Douai Abbey
The music on this disc is a snapshot of music in the life of a great Abbey church. At the heart of this is the Latin plainchant. Arising in the earliest days of the Christian Church from the music of the synagogue and temple, this is the music upon which the prayer of the monks is founded, and the music on the disc therefore spans from the chant through renaissance polyphony to the present. It includes music written by monks of Douai, both past and present, and a mass commissioned to mark the Millennium.