Specialists in Classical Location Sound Recording

The Organs of Southwell Minster and Chester Cathedral (OXCD-103)


Philip Rushforth plays the Nicholson Organ of Southwell Minster
and the Hill Organ of Chester Cathedral

1.Toccata on Nun Danket alle Gott* - Egil Hovland
2. Riff-Raff* - Giles Swayne
3. A Fancy* - William Harris
4. Carillon de Westminster* - Louis Vierne
5. Pastorale# - JJ Roger Ducasse
6. Dido’s Lament (from Dido and Aeneas)# - Henry Purcell
7. Impromptu (Op 5)# - Francis Jackson
8. Elegy (from Downland Suite)# - John Ireland
9. Introduction and Passacaglia# - Walter Alcock

* Recorded on the Nicholson Screen Organ of Southwell Minster
# Recorded at Chester Cathedral

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With a selection of further items played on the organ of Chester Cathedral, Philip Rushforth supplements these with selected tracks previously available works played on the highly successful Southwell Splendour CD (which is now only available as a download).

Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral Choir

Choir & Organ (August 2009)
These two discs, arriving together [with OXCD-104), could hardly be bettered as testimony to the extraordinary musical range of Chester Cathedral's Director of Music, Philip Rushforth ...... These two absorbing recital discs display a questing mind, meticulous musical planning and preparation, technical prowess and a profound understanding of the tonal capabilities of the instruments concerned. *****
Organists' Review (July 2009) ... This imaginative and attractive mixture of pieces could readily be enjoyed at one sitting in the manner of a normal, if definitely superior, organ recital; though with the added bonus of two organs for the price of one. Swayne, Ducasse and Alcock (a pretty reliable firm!) occupy 42 of the 66 minutes, and, despite the threatening cloud of a Passacaglia on the distant horizon, add weight to the high entertainment level ...... Riff-Raff gives us a generous splash of the Minster organ's colourful reeds (and so much besides) brilliantly recorded ...... Every track a real winner.

Individual tracks may be previewed and purchased from several sites including these below: