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.
Paul Derrett studied at The Royal College of Music with Nicholas Danby, Richard Popplewell and Herbert Howells. A prize-winner of The Royal College of Organists, his present posts are those of Director of Music at The Crypt School, Gloucester and Organist of St.Gregory's Priory, Cheltenham. He is a busy recitalist, and recitals in 1998 included ten cathedrals. He has made several solo recordings which have been well-received by the musical press and public alike, in particular his CD's of collected works by Henri Mulet and Guy Weitz. At a time when record companies (in the main) still seem to push the same few popular organ works and favoured composers, he actively seeks out lesser-known works for organ that deserve greater public attention. Suggestions for additions to his repertoire are always welcomed. He has practical experience as an organ-builder and tries to use this working knowledge of the instrument to help him display both music and instrument to best advantage.