MAB Posted September 26, 2007 Share Posted September 26, 2007 It's funny how small pieces of music lodge in your mind. Often they are not particularly good pieces, but something about them touches something inside you, and they never let you go. If you come across them years later, it can be like meeting an old friend, and you can literally feel the years roll away. I have had this Proustian experience many times, although quite often it was a piece of music I heard as a young student when first learning the organ. I remember being captivated by a particular Dandrieu Noel (recorded by Alan Spedding at Beverley Minster), and remember my equal delight at finding a dusty copy in the back of Westminster Library years later. I also remember an old vicar of mine literally running down the aisle when he heard me play the Bridge Adagio in E ; he had heard it once years before and had fallen in love with it on the spot, without ever knowing what it was, and being unable to find out. The immediate point of this thread is to ask if anyone could direct me to a copy of Christopher Dearnley's Dominus regit me ; I remember hearing it recorded at St Paul's after the Mander rebuild, and a reference to it at lunchtime today stirred those memories in the back of my mind. I recall it as being rather a shapely little piece, and believe it was published in the Cramer Cathedral Organist collection, although my searches of the usual sources have drawn a blank. I would be grateful if anyone has any leads and, at the same time, would love to hear what other pieces have captivated members of the board in this way over the years. Best regards, M Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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