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.

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The Performer
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.