Martin Cooke Posted February 21, 2022 Share Posted February 21, 2022 Quote "O.U.P. albums of that era are very confusing - so many similar titles - though they contain some good music" I picked up this quote of Dafyyd's from the other thread discussing new OUP publications and the Organists' Review article on the old OUP Modern Organ Music albums. I agree with Dafyyd and very much grew up with those OUP albums many of which had the black and white photo of the organ case from St George's, Hanover Square on the cover. I was first aware of them through Harry Gabb playing Gordon Jacob's Festal Flourish after services at St Paul's. This is is An Album of Praise which contains some other excellent pieces by, amongst others, Flor Peeters, Healey Willan and Peter Hurford. Could we consider what favourites other forumites have from any OUP albums of old? Which have stood the test of time? Have we heard any played anywhere lately... ever? I did hear one piece played on television once! It was in the days when organists played their own voluntaries at the end of Songs of Praise... so, actually, in reality I just heard the opening two bars before fade out. Must have been late 70s, very early 80s because they were using the Herbert Chappell piece* by the late 80s, I think. I'll reveal what it was another time and it will be interesting to see if anyone mentions it in the meantime. Meanwhile, I feel moved to start a thread about publications by another publishing house! * Not an OUP piece, but I did once hear this played by Alan Thurlow after a Saturday evensong at Chichester Cathedral... on the Allen. Not a bad voluntary (especially in the outer sections) as long as you have the right stops for the reed bits. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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