Roast Beef and Bordeaux Organ CD
£10
Released as part of celebrations of the 300th anniversary of founding of The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, this recording brings alive the many colours of this splendid organ. One of the finest remaining examples of the work of British organ builders, Hill, Norman and Beard from the 1930s, set in a glorious seven-second acoustic.

The English repertoire is played by William Saunders in his fourth recording for Regent, and the French works are played by Peter Crompton – Director of Music at the Royal Hospital School and award-winning organist.

Previous reviews of William Saunders’ recordings on Regent:
‘William’s playing is quite astounding: musicality, flawless technique and mind-boggling organ management.’ Organists’ Review (Editor’s Choice)

‘…rhythmically vital and athletically inclined playing…exudes bright cheer and happiness; and you can’t say that about every organ recording’. Gramophone

'A superb disc!' The Organ Club Journal 2013-2


Rustic Cavalry March (from Wessex Suite)
– Percy Whitlock (1903–46) arr. Robert Gower (b. 1952) (5:56)
Prelude on East Acklam – Francis Jackson (b. 1917) (4:12)
Invocations – William Mathias (1934–92) (11:37)

Five Short Pieces – Whitlock
Allegretto (3:01)
Folk Tune (3:57)
Andante tranquillo (2:42)
Scherzo (1:49)
Paean (3:20)

Carillon-Sortie – Henri Mulet (1878–1967) (5:10)
Berceuse – Louis Vierne (1870–1937) (4:18)
Variations de Concert – Joseph Bonnet (1884–1944) (8:23)
Elfes – Bonnet (3:59)
Petit Prélude – Joseph Jongen (1873–1953) (3:38)
Toccata – Marcel Lanquetuit (1894–1985) (5:35)

Total Playing time: 67:39
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