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This recital is one of contrasts and colours, pieces that are famous and others that are less so. It is, however, designed to display the marvelous character of this organ, which is a fine example of 19th-century craftsmanship.
The organ was built by Henry Father Willis in 1879, the date of the Cathedrals consecration. It has been sympathetically rebuilt in 1931, 1959, and 1979 by Harrison and Harrison of Durham.
Timothy Byram-Wigfield was appointed Master of the Music at St Marys Cathedral, Edinburgh at the age of 27. A chorister at Kings College, Cambridge, he was organ scholar at Christ Church, Oxford and Sub Organist of Winchester Cathedral before moving to Edinburgh in 1991.
|1||08:27||Toccata and Fugue in D minor||atrrib. Johann Sebastian Bach|
|2||03:00||‘Jig’ Fugue in C major||Dietrich Buxtehude|
|3||13:17||Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture||Felix Mendelssohn. Transcribed. Edwin Lemare|
|4||04:30||A Song of Sunshine||Alfred Hollins|
|5||08:26||Andante cantabile (Symphonie No 8)||Charles-Marie Widor|
|6||03:53||Fiat lux||Theodore Dubois|
|7||05:02||Fantaisie in E flat||Camille Saint-Saens|
|8||04:00||Solemn Melody||Walford Davies|
|9||05:!||Toccata (Symphonie No 5)||Charles-Marie Widor|