Towards a Modernist Organ: Three Organs in Nottingham


Nottingham boasts a fine collection of organs of richly diverse character. This DVD showcases five of the city's best instruments, including the magnificent J. J. Binns organ of the Albert Hall and the stunning Marcussen organ in the church of St. Mary. David Butterworth performas a compelling programme of music that ranges from modern Danish pieces by Madsen, Eriksen, and Hartmann that work perfectly on the Marcussen organ, to major works by Parry, Ireland and Hakim for the Binns. Delicate pieces by Gibbons, Tomkins and Stanley allow the historic instrument at Wollaton Hall to sound at its best. Bonus tracks by Bach, Buxtehude, and Walther show off an early organ by von Beckerath in the German Lutheran Church and a 'model' organ by Grant, Degens, and Bradbeer. These fine performances are featured on both CD and DVD in full 5.1 surround sound. The filmed performances include a 15-minute film exploring the history of the five organs.


St. Mary's Parish Church, Marcussen, 1973
Wollaton Hall, Gerald Smith, c1690, rebuilt by John Casterton, 1799
Albert Hall, J.J. Binns, 1909
German Lutheran Church, Rudolph von Beckerath, c1950
Halam Court, Grant Degens and Bradbeer, 1975

CD Tracks:

Praeludium in G Nicholaus Bruhns
Alman from Fitzwilliam Virginal Book Anon
Fancy from Musica Britannica Thomas Tomkins
Voluntary in G: Introduction- Allegro John Stanley
Fanfare for Nottingham Naji Hakim
Elegiac Romance John Ireland
Fantasia and Fugue in G C. Hubert Parry
Sonata in G minor, first movement J.P. Emelius Hartmann
Op, al den ting, som Gud har gjort Jesper Madsen
Se, nu stiger solen op Jesper Madsen
Denne er dagen, som Herren har gjort Jesper Madsen
Passacaglia and Fugue in C mnor, BWV 582 J.S. Bach

Bonus DVD Tracks:

Praeludium from Parthenia Orlando Gibbons
Voluntary form Musica Britannica Thomas Tomkins
Lover den Herre Lasse Toft Eriksen
Chorale Prelude: Lobt Gott, Ihr Christen, allzugleich Gottfried Walther
Pastorale in F, second movement BWV 590 J.S. Bach
Fantasia in C BWV 573 J.S. Bach
Chorale prelude: Nun komm', der Heiden Heiland Diderik Buxtehude

CD Playing Time: 66:50

DVD Playing Time: 101:06

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