CD 148: A Tribute to Geriant Jones 1917-1998 Historic BBC &
HMV Recordings 1949-1955
Performed on the historic organs at Amorbach Ottobeuren & Steinkirchen
Recordings issued for the first time on CD
Geraint Jones himself spent many days auditioning material for this CD and made the selection of the programme. He was very much involved in the production of this CD up to a few days before he died on 3rd May 1998 aged 80, one week before this CD was due to go for production. These recordings made by E.M.I. and his B.B.C. radio broadcasts made during the 1950s and 1960s were the first to awaken British ears to the true sound of the classical organ and had a great influence on organ design in this country. This CD now stands as a tribute to his musicianship and insight.
Johann Sebastian Bach:Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV. 565. Chorale Prelude: Christe du Lamm Gottes.
Chorale Prelude: O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sunde gross. Chorale Prelude: Von Himmel hoch da komm ich her
Fugue on the Magnificat BWV. 733. Chorale Prelude: Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt . Chorale Prelude: In dulci jubilo BWV. 729. Chorale Prelude: In dulci jubilo BWV. 608. Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor BWV. 582.
Joseph Haydn: Eight short Pieces. Franz Liszt: Prelude & Fugue on the name B.A.C.H.