The first recording of the organ of St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich Parish Church. A neglected organ, originally built by Father Willis in 1864, now much enlarged. Following the outstanding critical success of his debut recording Dignity and Impudence from St Mary Redcliffe earlier this year, young organist William Saunders delivers another fascinating programme. Original works and 20th century orchestral transcriptions - including a number of first recordings - reveal the breadth of colour in this wonderful instrument.
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March upon Handel's Lift up your heads, Op.15 - Alexandre Guilmant (6:25) Capriol Suite - Peter Warlock, arr. Saunders (10:22) Basse Dance (1:30) Bransles (1:08) Mattachins (1:06) Pavane (2:46) Pieds-en-l'air (2:42) Tordion (1:10)
Symphony No.4 in F - William Boyce, arr. Hutchings (7:53): Allegro (3:57) Vivace ma non troppo (1:29) Gavot (2:27)
Prelude on Dominus Regit Me - Michael Nicholas (1:59) Antiphon from Five Mystical Songs - R Vaughan Williams, arr. Ley (3:07) Alla Sarabanda from Phantasy Quintet for strings - R Vaughan Williams, arr. Ley (2:57) Country Gardens - Percy Grainger, arr. Keedy (2:41) Irish Tune from County Derry - Percy Grainger, arr. Perna (3:34) Handel in the Strand - Percy Grainger, arr. Stockmeier (4:15) Etheldreda Rag - Arthur Wills (3:47) Prelude - Gerald Finzi arr. Alan Ridout (4:50) Variations on an Easter Theme - John Rutter (organ duet with Michael Nicholas) (7:51) Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D - Edward Elgar, arr. McVicker (3:48)