aPHI CD 227: FRANCIS JACKSON LIVE YORK MINSTER

RECORDED 1947 - 2012



 

CD ONE
[1] & [2] J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Wedge Prelude & Fugue Rec. 21/8/2003 [16.20]
[3] Louis Vierne (1870-1937) Naiads Rec. August 2009 [5.56]
[4] Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) Fantasia & Toccata [13.36]
Rec. August 2002
[5]-[7] Francis Jackson (b1917) Fantasy & Fugue (Clarkenwell) Opus 155 (2007)
Rec. August 2009 1st published recording [15.14]
[8] Francis Jackson The Sweet Rivelet (1974)
from The Hovingham Sketches Rec. 4/8/2012
Francis Jackson Sonata Five in C minor Opus 140 (2003) [23.43]
[9] Moderato [10] Scherzetto [11] Canzona [12] Allegro
Rec. 21/8/2003 1st published recording
CD One recorded by Martin J. Monkman, Amphion Recordings,
apart from track 8 recorded by Gerco Schaap.


CD TWO
Francis Jackson Sonata Six for Organ Opus 148 (2004) [17.48]
[1] Molto moderato [2] Andante [3] Moderato Rec. 21/8/2004 (b) 1st published recording
[4] J. S. Bach The Saint Anne Prelude in E flat Off air from B.B.C. broadcast 1955 [8.21]
[5] James Nares (1715-1783) Introduction & Fugue in E flat Rec. 1983 (c) [5.24]
[6] Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874-1946) Prelude on the plainsong "Vexilla Rex"
Rec 1983 (c) [3.45]
[7] Thomas Tertius Noble (1867-1953) Fantasy on "Leoni" (The God of Abraham Praise)
Rec 1983 (c) [6.39]
[8] Philip Moore (b 1943) Soliloquy Rec. 1983 (c) [5.49]
[9] Heathcote Statham (1889-1973) Rhapsody in C (1927) Rec 1966 (c) [6.26]
[10] Francis Jackson Improvisation December 1947 [4.07]
From B.B.C. 78 r.p.m. acetate transcription disc 1st published recording
[11] Francis Jackson Fanfare in B flat Opus 18 Rec 1951
from 78 r.p.m. Eboracum commercial disc E 108 [1.21]
[12] George Thalben-Ball Edwardia from The Hovingham Sketches Rec. 4/8/2012 (a) [3.30]
[13] & [14] J. S. Bach Prelude & Fugue in G B.W.V. 614 Rec. 4/8/2012 (a) [9.24]
[15] Francis Jackson Impromptu Opus 5 (1944) Rec Hull City Hall, 16 January 1986 (a) [5.53]
From Amhion cassette tape PHI 007/CD PHI CD 180: The Composer Plays Francis Jackson


(TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 2 hours 41 minutes and 25 seconds


CD Two recorded by a) Martin J. Monkman. b) David Rogers c) John Rothera
Recorded, produced & graphic design by Martin J. Monkman, Amphion Recordings.


The Recordings
All the recordings on these CDs are 'Live' i.e. given at recitals. The earliest recordings heard in this collection were made using one of the most primitive methods of recording sound, the 78 r.p.m. disc, and go right through to modern digital sound. The two examples of 78 r.p.m. discs are found on CD 2 tracks 10 and 11. In the case of track 10, this recording was made by the B.B.C. as part of a number of test recordings they made of the organ and choir of York Minster during 1947 and 1948. These were recorded on 13 inch acetate B.B.C. transcription discs, revolving at 78 r.p.m. The other 78 r.p.m. recording on track 11 was recorded and issued commercially in 1951 on the Eborcaum label recorded by Cyril Dalby, Radio Relay of York. It was recorded first on spool tape and then transferred to 78 r.p.m. record for sale to the public. It formed part of a series of records which featured the organ and choir at York. It dates from the time when the L.P. was first starting to make an impact in this country. By 1955 the 78 r.p.m. record was more or less a thing of the past, as the vinyl 45 and 331/3 r.p.m. records where replacing it in common use.
The rest of the recordings are made on tape, analogue or digital, spool or cassette. The earliest example of analogue spool tape heard here is track 4 CD 2, an off air recording from B.B.C. A.M. radio. The year this recording was made, 1955, the B.B.C. started to introduce F.M. or V.H.F. radio transmissions in the south east of the country which later that year spread to the rest of the nation.
Tracks 5 to 8 CD 2 are examples of how the analogue cassette tape introduced in the 1960s had advanced, and for domestic use it was now equal in quality to that of the domestic spool tape recorder. Track 15, CD 2, is the only track not from York, and has been included because of the high standard of performance. All other tracks are recorded digitally, in this instance using Digital Audio Tape, D.A.T.
These recordings are issued by Amphion to celebrate the 95th birthday of Dr Jackson.
Acknowledgments:
My thanks go to Doctors Jackson and Lindley. David Rogers of Doncaster & Gerco Schaap of The Netherlands provided some of the recordings. Colin Charnley of Warton helped with the proof reading.
Martin J. Monkman, Amphion Recordings, 1 September 2012


PHI CD 226: The Doncaster Schulze

St. George's Minster, Doncaster

Paul Derrett - organ




[1-14] Johann Gottlob Töpfer (1791-1870)
Variations on 'Vive Henri Quatre' [11.50]
[15] Gustav Merkel (1827-1885)
Adagio in E [in free style] Op.35 [6.40]
[16-17] Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Fantasia and Fugue 'Ad nos, ad salutarem undam' [27.03]
[18] J.S.Bach (1685-1750) (arr. Karg Elert)
Shepherd's Music (from 'The Christmas Oratorio') [5.47]
[19-21] Gordon Phillips (1908-1991)
Suite in F minor Pontifical March - Minuet - Toccata [11.07]
[22] Wilfrid Sanderson (1878-1935)
Allegretto in C [1.19]
[23] David Rogers (b.1957)
Toccata Jubilosa [3.32]
[24] Magnus Black (1930-1998)
Pastorale in E [3.21]
[25] Bedrich Wiedermann (1883-1951)
Impetuoso [5.36]
TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 77.25
Acknowledgements:
Paul Derrett and Amphion Recordings are most grateful to Canon Christopher Smith, (Vicar of St.George's), Andrew Wilson, (Organist and Choirmaster) Christopher Clay, (Head Virger and Parish Clerk) June Dudgeon, (Assistant Virger) and Andrew Carter, (Organ Builder) for their kind assistance in the making of this recording.

Sources for the notes include 'The Schulze Dynasty' by Brian Hughes, published by Musical Opinion Ltd., and the church website http://www.doncasterminster.co.uk/

Recorded & produced by Martin Monkman, Amphion Recordings, October, 2008

Released 15/3/2010

Paul Derrett
Through broadcasts, his many recordings and over 400 recitals since 1981, Paul Derrett has established himself as one of the leading players in this country. A prize-winner of The Royal College of Organists, he studied at The Royal College of Music with Nicholas Danby, Richard Popplewell and Herbert Howells, but also trained as an organ-builder and this explains his reputation for being able to display each organ to best effect. Paul particularly enjoys reviving interest in neglected works and suggestions for additions to his repertoire are always welcomed. Recital venues in 2009 included nine cathedrals, amongst them St.Paul's Cathedral, London. His website can be found at www.paulderrett.piczo.com

PHI CD 218: French Organ Music from Chester Cathedral

Philip Rushforth - organ

 Quatrième Symphonie (Op 32) Louis Vierne (1870 - 1937)
[1] Prélude [2] Allegro [3] Menuet [4] Romance [5] Final

[6] Arabesque (24 Pièces en style libre) (Op 31) Louis Vierne

Symphonie-Passion (Op 23) Marcel Dupré (1886 - 1971)
[7] Le Monde dans l'attente du Sauveur [8] Nativité [9] Crucifixion
[10] Résurrection

TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 68.50

Released 6/3/07

Recorded on the evenings of 23 & 24 October 2006 at Chester Cathedral.
Console assistant: Ian Roberts. Recording sessions produced by Roger Fisher.
Recorded & produced by Martin Monkman, Amphion Recordings.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Philip Rushforth and Amphion Recordings wish to thank the Dean and Chapter of Chester Cathedral, and the administrative staff and vergers, for their unstinting support and help which ensured that the recording sessions were a pleasure for us all; David Wells Organ Builders of Liverpool for their care in ensuring that the organ was in the best possible condition for these recordings; David Sanger for his advice on the score of Vierne's Fourth Symphony; John Naylor and the Falcon Inn at Hinstock.
Philip Rushforth would also like to thank his wife, Louise, for her endless support and encouragement.

PHILIP RUSHFORTH
Philip Rushforth began his musical training as a chorister at Chester Cathedral where he began learning the organ with the Cathedral Organist, Roger Fisher. In 1991 he went up to Trinity College, Cambridge, as Organ Scholar under Dr Richard Marlow. At Trinity he broadcast and recorded frequently with the world famous college choir, and toured with them extensively in Europe, Canada and the USA. Organ studies continued with David Sanger.
Graduating in 1994, he took up the post of Assistant Organist at Southwell Minster and became the first director of the Southwell Minster Chorale. For eight years he directed the choir in Southwell and further afield.
Active as a recitalist, he has performed throughout the country and at many cathedrals and concert halls, including Westminster Cathedral, St Paul's Cathedral, and King's College, Cambridge. In September 2000 he was a finalist in the prestigious Royal College of Organists' Performer of the Year Award, performing the Poulenc Organ Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. He won many recital awards, including performing at St John's, Smith Square and at the Dublin International Organ and Choral Festival. Invitations to Italy have seen him perform in two International Organ Festivals in Cantu and Senigallia.
In September 2002 he returned to Chester Cathedral as Assistant Director of Music. He works closely with the cathedral choirs and, in addition to the daily worship of the cathedral, regularly directs them in concert, on CD, Radio 3 and Radio 4's Daily Service. He also organises the weekly organ recital series at the cathedral, performing regularly as a recitalist. He is in constant demand as an accompanist and soloist, both on organ and piano, performing with the Chester Music Society and Chester Bach Choir, and has appeared in the Chester Summer Music Festival and International Church Music Festival.
This is his first recording for AMPHION having previously recorded works by Hovland, Lemare, Swayne, Vierne, and Whitlock for the OxRecs label.

PHI CD 198: The Romantic Organ Chester Cathedral Roger Fisher, organ
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Sonata No. 1 in F minor Op. 65
Stephen István Heller (1813-1888)
Study in A flat Op. 47 No. 23
Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Sonata No. 8 in E minor Op. 132
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Waltz in A, D. 799, No. 13
Julius Reubke (1834-1858)
Sonata in C minor on the 94th Psalm
TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 67.51
Recorded on the evenings of 6 & 7 January 2004, Chester Cathedral.

Released 18/2/04

PHI CD 195: The Organs of Southwell Minster played by Paul Derrett

Nave Organ:
Robert Ashfield: Paean
Andre Fleury: Prelude & Fugue in F minor
Freda Swain: English Pastorale
William H. Harris: Fantasy on Campion's tune: Babylon's Streams
Screen Organ:
Robert Schumann: Six Fugues on B.A.C.H.
Seth Bingham: Roulade
Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphones on themes by Weber
TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 77.25

Released 11/6/03

PHI CD 190: Organ music From Chichester Cathedral Roger Fisher organ
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude & Fugue in A minor BWV 543
Chorale Prelude: Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (Trio) BWV 655
Three Chorale Preludes on Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
BWV 659, 660, 661
Prelude & Fugue (St. Anne) in E flat BWV 552

Harvey Grace (1874-1944)
Lament Opus 10 (1908)

Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Sonata No. 7 in F minor for organ Opus 127

PHI CD 143: Edward Bairstow - The Complete Organ Works Francis Jackson York Minster
Prelude in C. Evening Song. Scherzo in A flat. Nocturne. Prelude on Vexilla Regis. Elegy.
Toccata-Prelude on Pange Lingua. Meditation. Three Short Preludes. Legend.
Organ Sonata in E flat: i) Andante serioso, ma con moto. ii) Allegro giocoso. iii) Maestoso.
Definitive performances played by Bairstow's most eminent pupil & successor as Organist of York Minster.

 


PHI CD 151: Organ Music from Chester Cathedral performed by Paul Derrett
Bossi: Etude Symphonique. Bach arr. Karg-Elert: Singet dem Herrn ein' neues Lied.
Wesley: Larghetto in F sharp minor. Reger: Fantasy & Fugue on B.A.C.H. Lemare: Rondo Capriccio.
Candlyn: Passacaglia in C sharp minor (1934). Respighi: Prelude in A minor on a Chorale by Bach.
Drakeford: Toccata (1966). Piet Post: Variations on Psalm 101.

 

PHI CD 152: Organ Music from Beverley Minster performed by Alan Spedding

Lemmens: Fanfare. Buxtehude: Prelude & Fugue in A Buxwv 153. Krebs: Trio in E flat.
Vogler: Chorale Prelude: Jesu Leiden, Pein und Tod. Stanley: Voluntary VIII Op.V.
Hawdon: Introduction, Cornet & Echo. Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie III. Reger: Prelude, Op. 65.
Beethoven: Trio. Parry: Prelude on 'The Old 104th'. Vierne: Prélude in F sharp minor. Spedding: Toccata-Carillon (1995).


PHI CD 155: Percy Whitlock Symphony in G minor for Orchestra & Organ
Francis Jackson Concerto for Organ, Strings, Timpani & Celesta

University of York Orchestra Conductor Jonathan Wainwright. Organ Solo Francis Jackson.
Whitlock recorded in York Minster. Jackson recorded in Lyons Concert Hall, University of York.
This is the first commercial recording of both works.


PHI CD 164: Organ Music of Karg-Elert Paul Derrett Norwich Cathedral
Chorale Improvisation on 'Wachet Auf!' Op.65 No.33. Symphonic Chorale: Jesu meine Freude Op.87 No.2. Ritornello (alla Brahms) Op.101 No.21. The Reed-grown Waters Op.96 no.4. Partita Op.100.
Chorale Improvisation on 'O Gott du frommer Gott' Op.65 No.50. Passacaglia and Fugue on B.A.C.H. Op.150.

 

 

 

PHI CD 173: The Grand Orchestral Organ John Scott Whiteley York Minster
Transcriptions for Organ
Gioachino Rossini:
Overture to La Gazza Ladra. (The Thieving Magpie). Arr. John Scott Whiteley.
Sergey Rachmaninoff: Vocalise. Arr. John Scott Whiteley.
Richard Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger. (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg). Arr. John Scott Whiteley.
Claude Debussy: Prélude: La Damoiselle élue. arr. Gaston Choisnel.
J. S. Bach: Adagio & fugue in C minor. (Sinfonia: Cantata 21).
(Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis). Arr. John Scott Whiteley.
Frédéric Chopin: Etude in E major, Opus 10, No. 3. Arr. John Scott Whiteley.
Claude Debussy: Andante du Quatuor. Arr. Alexandre Guilmant.
J. S. Bach: Sinfonia (Cantata 29) (Wir danken dir, Gott). Arr. Marcel Dupré.
Richard Wagner: Transformation Scene from Parsifal. Arr. George Bennett & John Scott Whiteley.

PHI CD 175: Organ Music from Coventry Cathedral performed by Paul Derrett

Jacques Ibert: Pièce Solonelle, Musette & Fugue J.S. Bach: Four Duetti (B.W.V. 802-805)
E minor, F major, G major & A minor
Ludwig van Beethoven: Adagio. Max Reger: Fantasia: 'Straf' mich nicht in deinem Zorn!' Op. 40 .
Samuel Barber: 'Wondrous Love' (Variations on a shape-note hymn) Op. 34.
Brian Brockless: Prelude, Toccata and Chaconne. Barrie Cabena : Clifford's Carol (No. 4 of Cabena's Homage)
Piet Groenendijk:Trio Sonata (on a Theme by Herbert Howells)
Jeanne Demessieux:Te Deum

PHI CD 176: Romantic Masterpieces for Organ performed by Roger Fisher
Walcker-Oberlinger organ Marktkirche Wiesbaden, Germany

Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901) Sonata No. 6 in E flat minor Opus 119
Englebert Humperdinck (1854-1921) Overture: Hansel and Gretel
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Fantasia on the Chorale Ad nos, ad salutarem undam from Meyerbeer's opera Le Prophète

 


PHI CD 179: FRANCIS JACKSON YORK MINSTER ORGAN RECITALS 1994-2002

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Arranged Edwin Lemare
[1] Overture "Ruy Blas"
Flor Peeters (1903-1986) Variations on an Original Theme opus 58
[2] Theme - Moderato [3] Con moto [4] Un poco sostenuto [5] Adagio [6] Andante
[7] Allegro Vivace [8] Andante sostenuto [9] Allegro maestoso
Ronald Watson (born 1936)
[10] Jubiläum
Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
[11] Menuet-Scherzo opus 52. No. 2
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
[12] Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582
Francis Jackson (born 1917)
[13] Worcester Processional opus 83: 1990
[14] Legend opus 79: 1989César Franck (1822-1890)
[15] Final opus 21 from Six Pièces 1860-2
TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 75.03

Tracks [2-9] & [12] were recorded by Martin Monkman, all other tracks on this CD were recorded digitally by David Rogers of Doncaster with permission from the performer for private use. I am very grateful to him for having the foresight to make these recordings of Dr Jackson's memorable public recitals at York Minster. This CD is issued to celebrate his 85th birthday, 2 October 2002, and also marks nearly twenty years of collaboration with Amphion Recordings.
These recordings are published by kind permission of the Dean & Chapter of York.
Martin Monkman, Amphion Recordings, September 2002

Releasesd 25/9/02


PHI CD 180: The Composer Plays - Francis Jackson - Organ Music

[1] Edinburgh Fanfare, 1957
Five preludes on English Hymn Tunes, Opus 60, 1984
[2] (i) St Magnus [3] (ii)Veni Sancte Spiritus
[4] (iii) St. Bartholmew [5] (iv) East Acklam
[6] (v) Sine Nomine
[7] Impromptu Opus 5, 1944 (For Sir Edward Bairstow on his 70th birthday)
Three Pieces, Opus 17, 1955
[8] (i) Procession [9] (ii) Arabesque [10] (iii) Pageant
[11] Division on Nun Danket, Opus 19, No.2 1956
[12] Prelude on Lonesome Valley, Opus 43, No. 2 1973
[13] Recessional, Opus 32 1963
Sonata Giocosa per Renascità di una Cattedrale Opus 42, 1972
[14] (i) Cadenza-Andante [15] (ii) Allegro energico [16] (iii) Gagliarda
TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 74.50


Tracks [1] - [13] were recorded at Hull City Hall in 1986. Tracks [14] - [16] were recorded at York Minster in 1973.

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