maestro_vienna Posted March 6, 2009 Share Posted March 6, 2009 The legendary British organist Harold Darke made few recordings, but this selection complements the Amphion CD release. This selection is made up of the two Delta LPs which he made (at age 77!) ca. 1965, shortly before his retirement from St. Michael's Cornhill, where he had been organist for fifty years. Instead of the Elgar organ sonata from the Delta LP, I have incl. the live perf. from a Mirrosonic LP, made during the International Congress of Organists in London, 1957. It is not as accurate as the Delta version (mine has too many scratches), but represents Darke 'live'. Also included is a very rare Pilgrim LP of the Harwood Sonata. He made another disc of Bach for Pilgrim and if any members have this one, I would like to hear from them (JLP 139). Needless to say, all these are long out-of-print and the record companies do not exist anymore. These recordings should be heard by all who are interested in the organ and organ music: they are masterly and are too important to remain unheard. The links expire in seven days. Elgar Organ Sonata 2 August, 1957 Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor Fantasia in G Major Partita on 'Sei gegrüsset Jesu gütig' Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major Vaughan Williams Prelude on Rhosymedre Howells Rhapsody No. 1 Darke Chorale Preludes on St. Peter, Darwell's 148th, A theme of Tallis Franck Piece Heroique Darke A Meditation on Brother James' Air Bach 'St. Anne' Fugue BWV 552 Harwood Sonata in C Sharp Minor, op. 5 All recorded at St. Michael's, Cornhill https://download.yousendit.com/Y2o5QndESEJsUit4dnc9PQ https://download.yousendit.com/Y2o5QndGeWE4NVUwTVE9PQ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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