We're pleased to announce the release of a disc by the Assistant Organist, Timothy Wakerell, recorded at St. Paul's Cathedral whilst he was Sub Organist there, shortly before he came to New College. Entitled The St. Paul's Gem, it is the premiere recording of the latest addition to the organs of the cathedral - the William Drake (2012) organ in the OBE Chapel, which was in fact Drake's last completed instrument.
For the tracklist, sample track, and to buy the disc, click here.
A wonderful programme to introduce this new organ.
...[a] more than agreeable border-crossing, centuries-spanning recital...
Wakerell plays an eclectic programme that spans the stately sobriety of [John] Bull's 'Goodnight' and Georg Böhm to the robust sincerity of Bach's Toccata & Fugue in F (BWV 540) and the dancing brio of C. P. E. Bach's Sonata in F (Wq 70/3, 1184). Bringing things more up-to-date are Saint-Saëns's delectable 'Allegro giocoso' from the 'Seven Improvisations' and Niels Gade's luxurious Mendelssohn-indebted Moderato in F.
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