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This programme is happily not just another English cathedral organ music compilation although elements within it may be familiar in that context. The key to the chemistry of the mix is the word fantasy.
This term is one much used by composers of the early 20th century. It referred to compositions in one movement which drew their inspiration from the form of the same name of the first Elizabethan period and was much encouraged by Walter Cobbett (1847-1937) who founded an annual composition competition to encourage composers to write in the form.
None of the works on this disc relate to that competition. The two FantasiasNigel Potts Born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1972, Nigel Potts has given recitals spanning four continents. He graduated with a Master of Music Degree from Yale University in 2002, where he studied with Thomas Murray, and has diplomas from the Conservatorium of Music in Wellington and Trinity College of Music, London.
A recipient of the Gillian Weir Waitangi Foundation Scholarship, Nigel Potts has held Organ Scholarships at Wellington Cathedral in New Zealand and at Blackburn and Lichfield Cathedrals in England, during which time he accompanied the Cathedral Choirs on tours to Australia and Europe, and occasionally played for services at St. Pauls Cathedral, London. Whilst living in London, he studied organ with Jeremy Filsell and John Scott, and studied Church Music at the Royal Academy of Music.
|2||07:07||Rhapsody, Op.17, No.1|
|3||12:37||Fantasie Choral, No.1 in D flat|
|4||03:38||Wedding March for Organ – The complete solo organ works of York Bowen|
|5||05:40||Melody in G minor|
|8||06:58||Saraband for any 3rd October – World Premiere Recordings|
|9||01:33||Fanfares and Dances|
|10||05:33||Nimrod from Enigma Variations, Op.36|
|11||08:31||Orb and Sceptre (Coronation March, 1953)|