Alexander McCall Smith, Organs of Edinburgh


This beautiful book features 22 of Edinburgh’s most notable instruments, complete with detailed text and spectacular color photographs. On the enclosed 4 CDs, you’ll hear twelve renowned players, all with deep-rooted Edinburgh connections, as they demonstrate the full range and versatility of these instruments. Only 2,000 of these numbered hardback books will ever be produced! Measures 13' T x 11 1/4' W x 5/8" D. CDs are mounted inside front cover. Track Listing:


Usher Hall – John Kitchen
1 Percy Whitlock (1903–1946) Sonata in C minor – i. Grave
2 Alfred Hollins (1865–1942), Evening Rest

St Cuthbert’s Parish Church – Thomas Laing-Reilly
3 Eugène Gigout (1844–1925) Grand Choeur dialogué (no 6 from Six Pièces)
4 Jean Langlais (1907–1991) Méditation (no 4 from Suite Médiévale, Op
5 Louis Vierne (1870–1937) Carillon de Westminster (no 6 from Pièces de Fantaisie, Op 54)

Palmerston Place Church – Andrew Caskie
6 Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637–1707) toccata in F, BuxWV157
7 George Baker (b. 1951) Berceuse Paraphrase
8 William Mathias (1934–1992) Fanfare

St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral – Duncan Ferguson
9 Herbert Howells (1892–1983) Master Tallis’s Testament (no 3 from Six Pieces)
10 Kenneth Leighton (1929–1988) Fantasy 5 ‘Veni Emmanuel’ (from Six Fantasies on Hymn Tunes, Op 72)
11 Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986) Choral varié (from Prélude, adagio et choral varié sur le thème de ‘Veni Creator’, Op 4)

Freemasons’ Hall – Timothy Byram-Wigfield
12 Judith Bingham (b. 1952) St Bride, assisted by angels

Total playing time [78:42]


Freemasons’ Hall – Timothy Byram-Wigfield
1 W Battison Haynes (1859–1900) introduction and Variations on a Ground Bass

St Andrew’s and St George’s West Parish Church, George Street – Michael Harris
2 Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713–1780) Fantasia sopra ‘Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend’
3 Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck (1770–1846), Six Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op 56

Broughton St Mary’s Parish Church – John Kitchen
4 C. Hubert H. Parry (1848–1918) Elegy for April 7, 1913
5 Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) Prelude and Fugue in d minor, Op 37 no 3

St Thomas’ Junction Road Parish Church, Leith – Peter Backhouse
6 Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924) Prelude in F (no 1 from Six Short Preludes and Postludes, Set 1, Op 101)
7 Edward Bairstow (1874–1946) Evening Song
8 Charles Villiers Stanford Postlude in G minor (no 2 from Six Short Preludes and Postludes, Set 1, Op 101)

Pilrig St Paul’s Church – Andrew Caskie
9 Josef Rheinberger (1839–1901) Organ Sonata no 7 in F minor, Op 127 – i. Allegro non troppo
10 George Thalben-Ball (1896–1987) Elegy in F (no 11 from A Little Organ Book in memory of Hubert Parry)

St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral – Simon Nieminski
11 Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937) Organ Symphony no 6 in G minor, Op 42 – i. Allegro
12 Giles Swayne (b. 1946) Mr Bach’s Bottle Bank

Total playing time [74:19]


Canongate Kirk – Nicholas Wearne
1 Niels Christian Rasmussen (b. 1950) Variationer og modspil
2 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV649

St Giles’ Cathedral – Michael Harris
3 César Franck (1822–1890) Pièce Héroïque (No 3 from Trois Pièces)
4 J.S. Bach, Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn, BWV648
5 Kenneth Leighton, Paean Royal Order of Scotland – Nicholas Wearne
6 John Stanley (1712–1786) Voluntary No 3 in D minor (from Ten Voluntaries, Op 7)
7 Eddie McGuire (b. 1948), Ae Fond Kist recorded premiere, commissioned by Paul Baxter with support from the Scottish Arts Council

Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh - Nicholas Wearne
8 Dieterich Buxtehude Te Deum laudamus, BuxWV218

McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh – Michael Bonaventure
9 Judith Weir (b. 1954) Wild Mossy Mountains
10 Avril Anderson (b. 1953) Repetitive Strain

Enharmonic Chamber Organ, Laigh Room, St Cecilia’s Hall – John Kitchen
11 Thomas Tomkins (1572–1656) Voluntary
12 attrib. Benjamin Cosyn (c.1570–1653) [Voluntary]
13 James Nares (1715–1783) Introduction and Fugue in A minor/major

Total playing time [76:20]


Home of John Kitchen – John Kitchen
1 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621) Variations on ‘Est-ce mars?’

Morningside Parish Church – Morley Whitehead
2 Herbert Murrill (1909–1952) Postlude on a Ground
3 Michael Christian Festing (1705–1752), transcr. G.
Thalben-Ball Largo, Allegro, Aria and Two Variations 4 César Franck, Andantino in G minor

Reid Memorial Church -- Roger Fisher
5 Engelbert Humperdinck (1854–1921), arr. W. Creser, ed. Fisher Overture to Hänsel und Gretel
6 Peter Warlock (1894–1930), transcr. R. Fisher Pieds en l’air (from Capriol Suite)
7 Alfred Hollins, Maytime Gavotte

St Michael’s Parish Church, Inveresk – Peter Backhouse
8 Henry Smart (1813–1879) Postlude in D
9 Francis Jackson (b. 1917) Prelude on ‘East Acklam’ (No 4 from Five Preludes on English Hymn Tunes, Op 60)

Loretto School – Michael Bonaventure
10 John McCabe (b. 1939) Dies Resurrectionis
11 Graham Fitkin (b. 1963), Organ

St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Dalkeith – John Kitchen
12 Samuel Wesley (1766–1837) Air (No 8 of Twelve Short Pieces)
13 Samuel Wesley Gavotte (No 9 of Twelve Short Pieces)
14 Felix Mendelssohn Theme and Variations in D
15 Samuel Wesley Full Organ with the Trumpet (No 13 [sic] of Twelve Short Pieces)

Total playing time [74:19]

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