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A recording of the 1870 Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Parr Hall, Warrington.


Christine Jose Rigby

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J S Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
Played by Gillian Adams on the 1870 Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Parr Hall, Warrington, England.
Recorded in 1983 by Roland Dowd.
In the words of her Husband, Bill Cheffers 'She tried to ‘pull everything out’ ! But we only came up the day before so, as usual, there wasn’t enough time to get used to the beast ! Especially with such an ambitious programme !'
The full programme was -
1. Buxtehude - Toccata & Fugue in D
2. J S Bach - O mench, bewein' Dein sunde gross
3. J S Bach - Fantasia & Fugue in G minor
4. Mozart - Fantasia in F minor for Mechanical Organ
5. S S Wesley - Choral Song & Fugue
6. Mendelssohn - Sonata No 2 in C minor Op. 65
7. Franck - Prelude, Fugue & Variation
8. Liszt - Fantasia & Fugue on BACH.
Gillian studied organ playing with Professor Harold Dexter at the Guildhall School of Music.
She was one time Organist and Choirmaster at St Paul's, Wokingham and later, the Organist and Choirmaster at the Priory and Parish Church of St Germans in Cornwall.

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Franz Liszt: Prélude et Fugue sur B.A.C.H.
Played in 1983 by Gillian Adams on the Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Parr Hall, Warrington, England.
Many thanks to Gillian's Husband, Bill Chefers for his kind permission to share this with all of you.
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Good to hear this recording. Wonder at the time lag in getting it aired!   Be brilliant to hear the whole recital. Many thanks to you for submitting it.

I suppose I would be correct in assuming that the Grand  Old  Queen is still slumbering and dropping to bits in situ?

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