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New CD - Paul Carr at St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham

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He's too modest to mention it himself on here, but Regent have recorded fellow Board Member Paul Carr in what is, suprisingly, the first solo recording of the 1994 Walker at St Chad's Birmingham.

 

Hakim - Ouverture Libanaise

Hendrie - Toccata and Fugue in F sharp minor

Dupré - Esquisse No 1 & No 2 (Op 41)

Purcell arr. Dupré - Trumpet Tune

Prokofiev trans. Guillou - March (Love of 3 Oranges)

Ravel trans. David Briggs - Daphnis et Chloé

Briggs - Variations on Greensleeves

Berlioz arr. W.T. Best - Hungarian March

Litaize - Scherzo (Douze Pièces)

Reuchsel Nuages ensoleillés sur le Cap Nègre (Promenades en Provence)

 

full details at http://www.paulcarr.co.uk/CD.htm

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It looks excellent. The Dupré 'Esquisses No 1 and No 2' are really the second and third though; the first was published separately posthumously.

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The Ravel transcription works surprisingly well, considering that it is taken from one of the most refined scores in all orchestral music on this planet. Most of all I like how Paul Carr handles the tempo here, as he treats it relentlessly symphonic. Never any allowance for a piston here or a finger-change there. It all flows seamlessly, which makes up for most of what the organ (any organ) lacks compared to the impressionist orchestra.

 

Most impressive!

 

Best,

Friedrich

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