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Roger Judd has been associated with the music of St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle, since 1985, when he was appointed Assistant Organist. In this capacity he accompanies the choir for services in the Chapel, a daily round which has been offered almost uninterrupted since 1348.
He has broadcast with the choir on radio and television many times, and accompanied them on tours abroad and on recordings of music by Parry, Tomkins and Tavener. In 1997 he made two organ solo CDs for Herald Records, of music by Max Reger (HAVP203) and a collection of popular pieces; both were received very favourably by the critics.
About the organ, Roger Judd comments: In 1965 Dr Sidney Campbell commissioned a total rebuild from Harrison and Harrison of Durham. Apart from the pipes of the Choir organ, most of the other pipework came from the previous instruments.
He designed a remarkable instrument: it fulfils its primary function of accompanying the choir in the sung liturgy of the Chapel quite brilliantly, and it is also fully capable of serving a wide diversity of the solo organ repertoire in a way that is both appropriate and stylistically correct. It is difficult to see how it could be bettered.
|1||02:19||In dulci jubilo, BWV 729||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|2||05:47||Noël X (Grand jeu et duo)||Louis-Claude Daquin|
|3||03:14||Christmas Cradle Song||Alfred Hollins|
|4||06:40||Fantasia: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern||Diderik Buxtehude|
|5||04:48||Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|6||02:30||The Holy Boy||John Ireland|
|7||08:38||Variations: Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland||Anton Hieller|
|8||01:18||Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her||Johann Pachalbel|
|9||05:55||Les Bergers||Olivier Messiaen|
|10||01:59||Den die Hirten lobten sehre||Helmut Walcha|
|11||02:52||Uns ist geboren ein Kindelein||Flor Peeters|
|12||04:10||Marche des Rois Mages||Theodore Dubois|
|13||10:28||Fantasie pour deux orgues sur ‘Adeste, fideles’||Naji Hakim|
|14||01:10||Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV 607||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|15||02:06||Nun freut’ euch Christen gemein, BWV 734||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|16||04:38||Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|17||02:12||In dulci jubilo||Johann Micheal Bach|
|18||06:04||Rhapsodie sur des noëls||Eugene Gigout|