Clavecin Posted June 13, 2008 Share Posted June 13, 2008 As one who got the organ bug early on, I wanted to run before I could walk; I guess many of you did also. From about the age of 11 I started collecting organ recordings, a number of which were played to death during my teens. Performances were memorised in every nuance, scores purchased and the easier bits learned, the harder bits simplified if possible or just omitted. The music shop said I'd never play them, my organ teacher just stuck to the exam grade pieces, but I still presevered! So, here are my top 5 inspirational LPs from my dim and distant youth: Crown Imperial, from Westminster Abbey/Simon Preston Great Cathedral Organ Series - York Minster/Francis Jackson Great Cathedral Organ Series - Hereford/Melville Cook 2 Bach LPs from Gross Munster, Zurich, played by Andre Marchal (performances well ahead of their time in the mid 60s) I also loved many of the Rymuse EP series, in particular York and Liverpool. I've still got them all, and quite a few more, but wouldn't dream of playing them now (I'm ashamed to say that I sold the turntable a few years ago). So, what turned you on to the organ in your early years? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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