The Nicholson organs in Portsmouth Cathedral


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The organ has always lent itself to the playing of all forms of orchestral music in transcription. This recording shows the variety and range of orchestral colours available on the two Nicholson organs in Portsmouth Cathedral. Almost all the music is chosen from the turn of the 19th century into the early 20th, though the programme opens with two works from the baroque era.

David Price was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Portsmouth Cathedral in 1996. During his time at Portsmouth he has overseen the building of the new Nave organ, the establishment of a joint scheme between Diocese and Cathedral to support parish music-making, and a gap-year project for choral scholars in partnership with Portsmouth Grammar School.

Track Duration Title Composer
1 02:15 Te Deum M. A. Charpentier
2 02:25 Music for the Royal Fireworks – 1. Overture G. F. Handel
3 01:26 2. The Rejoicing G. F. Handel
4 02:46 3. The Peace G. F. Handel
5 02:32 4. Finale G. F. Handel
6 03:55 Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15 No. 1 Edward Elgar
7 02:32 Chanson de Matin, Op.15 No. 2 Edward Elgar
8 05:58 On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring F. Delius
9 03:04 Greensleeves R. Vaughan Williams
10 02:01 Romanza R. Vaughan
11 02:08 Prelude for the New Commonwealth R. Vaughan
12 08:54 Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 Samuel Barber
13 01:25 Suite from Henry V – 1. March William Walton
14 02:23 2. Death of Falstaff William Walton
15 01:03 3. Touch her soft lips and part William Walton
16 01:26 4. March William Walton
17 03:56 Nimrod, from ‘Enigma’ Variations Edward Elgar
18 04:50 Imperial March Edward Elgar
19 05:29 Sospiri Edward Elgar
20 05:19 Pavane, Op. 50 Gabriel Faure
21 07:54 Finlandia, Op. 26 No. 7 Jan Sibelius

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