℗ ℗ 2020 Salisbury Cathedral

Organ Prom

John Challenger

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Orb and Sceptre (Arr. J. Challenger for Organ)
Sir William Walton; John Challenger
Serse, HWV 40  
Largo "Ombra mai fu" (Arr. E. Lemare for Organ)
George Frideric Handel; John Challenger
Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Johann Sebastian Bach; John Challenger
Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3  
II. Prélude "The Bells of Moscow" (Arr. L. Vierne for Organ)
Sergei Rachmaninoff; John Challenger
Andantino No. 2 in D-Flat Major, Op. 83 No. 2 "Moonlight and Roses"
Edwin Henry Lemare; John Challenger
Marche triomphale
Walter Alcock; John Challenger
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"  
Var. 9, Nimrod (Arr. J. Challenger for Organ)
Sir Edward Elgar; John Challenger
Lohengrin, WWV 75  
Act III Prelude - Bridal Chorus (Arr. E. Lemare for Organ)
Richard Wagner; John Challenger
Organ Symphony No. 5 in F Minor, Op. 42 No. 1
Charles-Marie Widor; John Challenger
Elegy for Organ
George Thalben-Ball; John Challenger
Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Op. 39  
No. 1 in D Major (Arr. E. Lemare for Organ)
Sir Edward Elgar; John Challenger
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    78:04
Salisbury Cathedral’s Assistant Director of Music, John Challenger, releases his third album on the Cathedral’s famous Father Willis Organ.

In August 2018 Salisbury Cathedral was packed to the rafters as concert goers came to enjoy their first ever Organ Prom, a final ‘adieu’ before the Cathedral’s famous Father Willis organ was decommissioned for restoration in 2019. Following completion of this restoration, the instrument sounds more glorious than ever. Due to current social distancing measures the 2020 Organ Prom takes the form of an album to hear at home – enjoy an evening of spine-tingling classics from across the continent on one of the finest organs in the United Kingdom.

“Our Cathedral’s great Father Willis organ, known and loved by listeners around the world, stood through the changes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In the current pandemic of our own century, we are denied the thrill of live performances of great works in grand spaces, the unforgettable shared musical experiences, the joy of massed crowds. I hope this album might remind us that, despite the loss, trials and uncertainty which currently surround us, it will one day be possible to share memorable musical experiences again, in the glorious and awe-inspiring spaces we know and love. We couldn’t let this summer pass without marking the return of our great organ from restoration, so I hope listeners will be able to find comfort in these well-known works, and the familiar sounds of this marvellous organ, restored for future generations.”
- John Challenger
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Salisbury Cathedral Studio Masters

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