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The Virtuoso Organist: Tudor & Jacobean Masterworks

Stephen Farr

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Booke of Virginal Music  
1.1
No. 26, A Voluntarie for my Ladye Nevell
William Byrd; Stephen Farr; Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College; David Skinner
5:05
1.2
Galliard
John Bull; Stephen Farr; Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College; David Skinner
1:59
1.3
Bina caelestis II
Anonymous; Stephen Farr; Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College; David Skinner
8:19
1.4
In nomine [II]
John Bull; Stephen Farr; Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College; David Skinner
4:34
1.5
Ecce tempus idoneum
Thomas Tallis; Stephen Farr; Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College; David Skinner
3:49
1.6
Offertory
Thomas Tomkins; Stephen Farr; Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College; David Skinner
17:30
1.7
Gloria tibi Trinitas [I]
John Blitheman; Stephen Farr; Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College; David Skinner
2:15
1.8
Gloria tibi Trinitas [IV]
John Blitheman; Stephen Farr; Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College; David Skinner
2:15
1.9
Coranto Joyeuse
John Bull; Stephen Farr; Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College; David Skinner
1:08
1.10
Magnificat
Anonymous; Stephen Farr; Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College; David Skinner
10:21
1.11
Fantasia
Orlando Gibbons; Stephen Farr; Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College; David Skinner
6:04
My Ladye Nevells Booke  
1.12
No. 41, A Fancie
William Byrd; Stephen Farr; Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College; David Skinner
5:08
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    68:27
Acclaimed organist Stephen Farr recorded this album of organ masterworks from the Tudor and Jacobean era on the new Taylor & Boody organ of Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge. Installed in 2013, this single manual, mechanical action instrument features seven stops and was specifically designed to accompany and perform music from the English Renaissance. Farr interprets virtuosic works by some of the period's leading composers including William Byrd, John Bull, Thomas Tallis, Thomas Tomkins, John Blitheman and Orlando Gibbons, joined by The Gentlemen of the Choir of Sidney Sussex College directed by David Skinner.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Resonus Classics Studio Masters

Recorded at 24-bit / 96kHz resolution
Recorded in Sidney Sussex College Chapel, Cambridge on 16-17 March 2014 by kind permission of the Master and Fellows
Producer, Engineer and Editor: Adam Binks
Cover image: Detail of the Taylor and Boody organ, Opus 66 © Resonus Limited
Instrument photography © Resonus Limited unless otherwise stated
Original drawing and construction images © Taylor and Boody Organ Builders

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