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.
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.