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Historic Organs of the Barossa Valley, Volume 2


Historic Organs of the Barossa Valley, Volume 2

  • Published by Move Records [MD3166] — 1 CD
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A tour of South Australia's famous Barossa Valley would usually evoke images of leafy vineyards and dark and cavernous cellars, however Move Records have put together a tour of another kind. Together with Volume 1 (available separately), "Historic Organs" records the historic Lutheran organs in the region. Christopher Dearnley, one of the world's leading organists (St. Paul's Cathedral, London 1968-1990), and John Stiller, combine to provide valuable and unique renditions of popular and rare organ repertoire on these magnificent instruments.

Volume 2 features works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Wesley, Pachelbel and Hummel and a number of unique and fascinating pieces by less well-known composers. Dearnley also contributes a fanfare written for the St. Paul's Cathedral in London and an unexpected yet beautiful arrangement of the much-loved jazz standard, 'Misty'.

Accompanying booklets outline the history of the organs, their builders and the music.


Track Listing

Gospel Fanfare (Christopher Dearnley)
Mr Purcell's Procession (June Nixon)
Misty (Erroll Garner arr. Christopher Dearnley)
Andante Cantabile from Fourth Organ Symphony (Charles Marie Widor)
Chorale and Partitas 1-4, 7 and 8 on "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan" (Johann Pachelbel)
Elevazione, Cantabile Affettuoso (Padre Davide da Bergamo)
Air for the Organ (Samuel Wesley)
Fantasy (Samuel Wesley)
Magnificat (Fugato), BWV 733 (J.S. Bach)
'Andante Religioso' from Sonata No. 4, Op. 65 (Felix Mendelssohn)
'Chorale' from Sonata No. 6, Op. 65 (Felix Mendelssohn)
'Finale' from Sonata No. 6, Op. 65 (Felix Mendelssohn)
Chorale Prelude, "Es ist ein Ros'entsprungen", Op. 122, No. 8 (Johannes Brahms)
Cantilene (Theodor Cesar Salome)
Grand Choeur (Theodore Cesar Salome)
Andante in A Flat (Johann Nepomuk Hummel)
"Little" Prelude and Fugue D Minor, BWV 554 (J. S. Bach)
Canzoncina a Maria vergine, Op. 113, No. 3 (Marco Enrico Bossi)
Chorale Improvisation on "Dearest Jesus at Thy Word" (Paul Manz)
Noel "Joseph est bien Marie" (Claude Ballbastre)
Improvisation in A Minor (March)
Chaconne in G Minor (Louis Couperin)


Press Quotes

“beautifully played ... a great introduction to these organs”

— Bruce Steele, Organo Pleno

“... recording quality is what we have come to expect from Move – outstanding ... what a splendid addition to any CD collection!”

Organ Music Society Journal

“This disc explores more of the fascinating organs in the churches of the Barossa ... fine playing ... much to delight the listener.”

The Canberra Times

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