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This recording could be aptly subtitled Portrait of an Organ, for one of its aims is to show the beauty and range of a rarely-recorded but historically important organ in one of Londons great churches.
Completed in 1954, it was the first modern British Church organ to draw in radical fashion on classical European influences and principles. Patrick Russill is one of the leading church musicians of his generation.
In 1977, at the age of 23, he succeeded Ralph Downes (on Downess nomination) as only the fourth Organist of the London Oratory since its foundation He is also Head of Choral Direction and Church Music at the Royal Academy of Music, directing since 1987 the UKs only conservatoire church music course.
In addition, he is noted for his work as Director of the mixed-sex London Oratory Junior Choir, as an editor, and as a writer and lecturer on church music matters.
|1||03:13||‘Jig’ Fugue in C, BuxWV 174||Dieterich Buxtehude|
|2||08:10||Ciacona in F minor||Johann Pachelbel|
|3||08:36||Fantasia in G major BWV 572||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|4||04:05||Wachet auf! ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|5||02:39||Herzlich thut mich verlangen BWV 727||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|6||01:18||Magnificat in G – 1. Plein jeu||Jean-Francois Dandrieu|
|7||01:05||2. Duo||Jean-Francois Dandrieu|
|8||01:30||3. Trio||Jean-Francois Dandrieu|
|9||01:44||4. Basse de trompette||Jean-Francois Dandrieu|
|10||01:47||5. Flûtes||Jean-Francois Dandrieu|
|11||01:42||6. Dialogue||Jean-Francois Dandrieu|
|12||07:45||Marche pontificale (from Symphony No. 1)||Charles-Marie Widor|
|13||03:08||Es ist ein’ Ros’ entsprungen Op. 122 No. 8||Johannes Brahms|
|14||03:49||Marche triomphale Op. 65 No. 59||Sigfrid Karg-Elert|
|15||05:47||Benedictus Op. 59 No. 9||Max Reger|
|16||06:25||Final (from Symphony No. 1)||Louise Vierne|
|17||06:00||La Nativité (from Po?mes évangéliques)||Jean Langlais|
|18||04:59||Incantation pour un jour saint||Jean Langlais|