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As well as its orchestral form, Holsts Suite The Planets exists in versions for keyboard: Holsts original working version for piano duet, a version for two pianos arranged by the composer himself, and a transcription for organ by the distinguished organist Arthur Wills, of which three movements are recorded on this CD.
The piano versions convey the power, energy, and delicacy of Holsts writing but the added dimension of the organs tonal spectrum makes it an ideal instrument to approach the colours of the original orchestration with great effect.With concurrent careers as a solo organist, conductor, and piano accompanist, Joseph Nolan is making his name as a versatile performer.
As an organist he has performed at most of the major British venues, including Westminster Abbey and St Pauls Cathedral, London, and at the Harrow and Hastings Organ Festivals. This CD is his d & eacute;but recording.
|1||23:04||Sonata on the 94th Psalm||Julius Reubke 1834-58|
|2||06:49||Movements from ‘The Planets’, Op. 32 transcribed for organ by Arthur Wills – 1. Mars, the Bringer of War||Gustav Holst 1874-1934|
|3||07:58||2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace||Gustav Holst 1874-1934|
|4||07:54||3. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity||Gustav Holst 1874-1934|
|5||06:07||Movements from Suite, Op. 5 – 1. Sicilienne||Maurice Durufle 1902-86|
|6||08:04||2. Toccata||Maurice Durufle 1902-86|