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Williamson: Organ Music / Winpenny


Release Date: 09/09/2016 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8571375  
Composer:  Malcolm Williamson
Performer:  Tom Winpenny
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of Australia's greatest composers, Malcolm Williamson settled in Britain and rose to the position of Master of the Queen's Music in 1975. He was championed by a number of prominent musical figures and write in almost every genre. A skilled keyboard player and a Catholic convert, he wrote for the organ throughout his life and these works reveal his deep immersion in religious music, initially inspired by Messiaen. His instinct for dramatic bravura and colorful registrations can be heard in Resurgence du Feu whilst the beautiful poetic miniatures Little Carols of the Saints reveal deeply human qualities, elements developed mroe substantially in Mass of a Medieval Saint.Elegy - JFK is fittingly sombre. One of Australia's greatest composers, Malcolm Williamson settled in Britain and rose to the position of Master of the Queen's Music in 1975. He was championed by a number of prominent musical figures and write in almost every genre. A skilled keyboard player and a Catholic convert, he wrote for the organ throughout his life and these works reveal his deep immersion in religious music, initially inspired by Messiaen. His instinct for dramatic bravura and colorful registrations can be heard in Resurgence du Feu whilst the beautiful poetic miniatures Little Carols of the Saints reveal deeply human qualities, elements developed mroe substantially in Mass of a Medieval Saint.Elegy - JFK is fittingly sombre. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Peace Pieces by Malcolm Williamson
Performer:  Tom Winpenny (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970-1971 
2.
Résurgence du feu by Malcolm Williamson
Performer:  Tom Winpenny (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959 
3.
Epitaphs (2) for Edith Sitwell by Malcolm Williamson
Performer:  Tom Winpenny (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Little Carols of the Saints by Malcolm Williamson
Performer:  Tom Winpenny (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971-1972 
5.
Elegy for JFK by Malcolm Williamson
Performer:  Tom Winpenny (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964 
6.
Fantasy on "This Is My Father's World" for Organ by Malcolm Williamson
Performer:  Tom Winpenny (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975 
7.
Mass of a Medieval Saint by Malcolm Williamson
Performer:  Tom Winpenny (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973 

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