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James Goldrick

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  1. Improvised Sortie Excerpt - Florence Duomo 10 Dec 2017 Here's a link to the improvised Sortie after the Sunday morning Gregorian Mass in December 2017. Taken the morning after the inaugural concert with Latry playing the Poulenc Concerto. Sounded absolutely spectacular.
  2. I'm not sure if this scene from Daredevil (2003) has made it on here yet, but from 7.50 onwards is one of the more imaginative settings for a climactic fight scene. Impressive pipe-metal... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=867YYGk7v1U...feature=related
  3. 4M T.C. Lewis at St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne.
  4. Jean Guillou plays the Reubke at St. Sulpice Recorded live in 1978 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVS8o5-F6Pc J
  5. If we're including open flutes - The Gt. Hohl Flute on the Norman & Beard at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle.
  6. There is an interesting little 1893 Atterton organ in a Benedictine monastery in Sydney, with some remarkable casework. Atterton Organ - Arcadia Monastery
  7. It's a mislabelled track. I fell into the same trap. If you buy the track labelled Sonata Giocosa Op 62: Cadenza (Track 11 of the same CD) you'll have the Bairstow Impromptu. It's published in the Fanfare for Francis album put out by Banks in 2007 - which comes with a recording of JSW playing it at the Minster.
  8. http://www.solstice-music.com/caddie/detai...?id_art=27& Langlais recorded it for Solstice at St Clotilde. It clocks in at about 180bpm by my metronome.
  9. Handel/W.T. Best - Overture to the Occasional Oratorio [Complete] Sydney Town Hall The March (the final 2 1/2 mins) demonstrates the unusual 'chorus-reed' colour of the Tubas, and the "blaze" effect of the 16'8'4 battery capping full organ.
  10. I wish to inform the board of the passing of Mervyn J. Byers on 2nd March 2011 at the age of 86 in Blackheath, NSW. Organist - St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney 1957-1965 Organist - Selby Abbey 1966-76, 1980-87
  11. It was apparently Whitlock's preferred organ for recordings. Some of the recordings are on Youtube
  12. This video demonstrates the capabilities of the 'Alexander Stadium' 18' Concert Grand(!!)
  13. There are three remarkable 4M stoplists, two genuine, one conjectural, listed in Norman Cocker's marvellous essay on small-organ design here, courtesy of the late Julian Rhodes: [Excerpt] "It is reasonable to argue that the church organist would not know how, when and where to use percussions. But there are many church organists who do not appear to know how to use an open diapason." http://web.archive.org/web/20020613035811/...mes/cocker2.htm
  14. A bit of a tongue twister, but Angelus ad Virginem perhaps?
  15. Does the Norman & Beard Echo division still survive at Norwich Cathedral?
  16. There's John Rutter's 'Come Down O Love Divine'. Needs decent resources, but a fantastic piece. Part of the 'Rutter for those who hate Rutter' category.
  17. Guilmant gets a considerable look in, with five entries. Organ Symphony No.2 in A major Opus 91 March upon Handel's 'Lift up your heads' Opus 15 Organ Sonata No.1, Opus No.42 Grand chorus in G minor, Opus No.84 Morceau Symphonique You can also vote for the Bach Passacaglia twice!
  18. Pierre Cochereau playing the Widor at an absolutely superb tempo on the original Cavaille-Coll/Mutin in 1959. Clocked at 6:50 flat, it's slower than Widor's own recording. Just compare it to the later Philips recording at 4:42!
  19. There's an excellent example of this on the untouched 3M Bevington at All Saints, Hunters Hill in Sydney Organ - All Saints', Hunters Hill My memory is a little hazy but I seem to recall pulling the Voix Celeste brings the Vox Angelica on with it. These two stops were apparently singled out for praise by Edward Hopkins while in the Bevington factory. Swell 16 Double Open Diapason 8 Open Diapason 8 Hohl Flöte 8 Bell Gamba 8 Voix Celeste 8 Vox Angelica 4 Principal 4 Harmonic Flute II Mixture 8 Cornopean 8 Oboe
  20. I believe GTB was the first Englishman to play it. Rachmaninoff gave the UK première himself.
  21. You can hear the Norman & Beard too: Prelude & Fugue in B-flat - Clara Schumann http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcroms9kIOU Grand Choeur - Dubois http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fuEzEk0oIY...feature=related
  22. I'm trying to track down the Three Royal Fanfares of Sir Arthur Bliss. I was sure they were published in one of the OUP or Novello albums. Could someone point me in the right direction? Cheers James
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