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Kenneth Leighton: Organ Works, Vol. 1

Stephen Farr, John Butt

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Six Fantasies on Hymn Tunes, Op. 72  
1.1
I. Helmsley
Kenneth Leighton; Stephen Farr; John Butt
3:22
1.2
II. Aus der Tiefe
Kenneth Leighton; Stephen Farr; John Butt
4:02
1.3
III. Lumetto
Kenneth Leighton; Stephen Farr; John Butt
2:57
1.4
IV. St. Columba
Kenneth Leighton; Stephen Farr; John Butt
2:58
1.5
V. Veni Emmanuel
Kenneth Leighton; Stephen Farr; John Butt
6:11
1.6
VI. Toccata on Hanover
Kenneth Leighton; Stephen Farr; John Butt
3:09
Martyrs  
1.7
Dialogues on a Scottish Psalm Tune for Organ Duet, Op. 73
Kenneth Leighton; Stephen Farr; John Butt
12:21
1.8
Improvisation in Memoriam Maurice de Sausmarez
Kenneth Leighton; Stephen Farr; John Butt
6:50
Missa de Gloria (Dublin Festival Mass), Op. 82  
1.9
I. Kyrie
Kenneth Leighton; Stephen Farr; John Butt
4:35
1.10
II. Gloria
Kenneth Leighton; Stephen Farr; John Butt
8:28
1.11
III. Credo
Kenneth Leighton; Stephen Farr; John Butt
7:57
1.12
IV. Sanctus
Kenneth Leighton; Stephen Farr; John Butt
5:39
1.13
V. Agnus Dei
Kenneth Leighton; Stephen Farr; John Butt
5:58
1.14
VI. Ite, Missa Est
Kenneth Leighton; Stephen Farr; John Butt
4:32
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Total Playing Time    78:59
"... superbly crafted, invigorating performances, combining youthful vigour and enthusiasm with profound musical insight and technical fluency ..."
- Gramophone

Renowned organist Stephen Farr presents the first of three major albums surveying the complete organ works of 20th century British composer Kenneth Leighton. Recorded on the monumental Rieger organ of St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, the city where Leighton spent most of his working life as a composer, the centerpiece is Leighton's most substantial work for the instrument, Missa de Gloria, written for the inaugural Dublin International Organ Festival in 1980. Also featured are the inventive Six Fantasies on Hymn Tunes and the Improvisation in Memoriam Maurice de Sausmarez from 1969. Farr is also joined by organist John Butt for the epic and challenging organ duet based on a Scottish psalm-tune, Martyrs.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Resonus Classics Studio Masters

Recorded at 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution
Recorded in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh on 9-10 September 2013
Producer, Engineer & Editor: Adam Binks
Assistant Engineer: Steven Binks
Cover image: Unlocking of Arran by Fiona McAllister (flickr - Creative Commons)

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