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Charles Villiers Stanford: Organ Works, Vol. 2

Simon Niemiński

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1.1
Marcia Eroica, Op. 189, No. 2
Charles Villiers Stanford; Simon Niemiński
5:30
1.2
The Angelus, Op. 194, No. 3
Charles Villiers Stanford; Simon Niemiński
6:44
1.3
Te Deum Laudamus Fantasia, Op. 116 No. 1
Charles Villiers Stanford; Simon Niemiński
8:14
1.4
Fantasia (In Festo Omnium Sanctorum), Op. 121, No. 1
Charles Villiers Stanford; Simon Niemiński
7:17
1.5
Idyll, Op. 121, No. 2
Charles Villiers Stanford; Simon Niemiński
7:31
1.6
Prelude in Form of a Minuet, Op. 88, No. 1
Charles Villiers Stanford; Simon Niemiński
5:10
1.7
Prelude in Form of a Toccata, Op. 88. No. 3
Charles Villiers Stanford; Simon Niemiński
3:30
1.8
Prelude in Form of a Pastorale, Op. 88, No. 5
Charles Villiers Stanford; Simon Niemiński
6:12
1.9
Prelude on the Ancient Melody ‘Jesu dulcis memoriae’
Charles Villiers Stanford; Simon Niemiński
4:09
Organ Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 149  
1.10
I. Allegro
Charles Villiers Stanford; Simon Niemiński
4:14
1.11
II. Tempo di menuetto
Charles Villiers Stanford; Simon Niemiński
3:58
1.12
III. Allegro maestoso
Charles Villiers Stanford; Simon Niemiński
5:31
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    68:00
"These are sensitive performances, a fine organ and good recording quality."
- MusicWeb International

"Niemiński is a dependable guide through some of the backwaters of Stanford’s output and his whole programme is a pleasure to listen to, boasting excellent recorded sound."
- International Record Review

Following his landmark recording of Giles Swayne's Stations of the Cross, organist Simon Niemiński returns with this engaging collection of organ works by Charles Villiers Stanford, the second volume dedicated to the Irish composer. Niemiński performs on the unspoilt 1913 Brindley and Foster organ of Freemasons' Hall in the heart of Edinburgh. Given a full restoration in 2009, this organ provides an ideal vehicle for authentic performances of this music. Included is Stanford's Organ Sonata No. 1, the triumphant Marcia Eroica and two world premieres: The Angelus and the beautifully simple early work Prelude on the Ancient Melody 'Jesu dulcis memoriae'.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Resonus Classics Studio Masters

Recorded at 24-bit / 96kHz resolution
Recorded in Freemasons’ Hall, Edinburgh on 8-9 October 2012
Producer, Engineer and Editor: Adam Binks
Assistant Engineer: Steven Binks
Console Assistant: Jeremy Cull
Organ maintained by Jim Smail (Forth Pipe Organs)
Cover image: Trinity College, Cambridge © Jynto / flickr
Photography © Resonus Limited

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