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The King of Instruments: A Voice Reborn / Cleobury


Release Date: 06/16/2017 
Label:  King's College Choir   Catalog #: 20  
Composer:  Simon PrestonJohann Sebastian BachFelix MendelssohnHarvey Grace,   ... 
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Harrison & Harrison organ in King’s College Chapel is, like the College Choir, famous the world over. The organ case with gilded pipework, which surmounts the 16th century screen, is a striking feature of nearly every depiction of the interior of the Chapel, while the instantly recognisable sounds of the instrument have become inextricably associated with those of the Choir. In January 2016, the instrument – including its 4,300 pipes – was removed from King’s College Chapel for the most significant restoration since the 1960s. Just nine months later, the project was completed, with the famous organ secured for future generations. Recorded just a few months after the restored organ was heard in public once more, this album celebrates Read more a voice reborn, with a varied programme of music that shows off this magnificent instrument at its very best. Unusually for such a busy conductor, Stephen Cleobury has remained active as an organist. A former president of the Royal College of Organists, he gives regular performances in the weekly recitals at the King’s Chapel, while his recordings have been championed for their virtusoity and musical insight. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Alleluyas by Simon Preston
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; England 
2.
Wir gläuben all'an einen Gott, BWV 680 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 671 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65: no 1 in F minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844-1845; Germany 
6.
Fantasy-Prelude for Organ "Resurgam" by Harvey Grace
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
7.
Pieces (3) for Organ: no 3 - Pièce héroïque in B minor, M 37 by César Franck
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; France 
8.
Orgelbüchlein: In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
9.
Orgelbüchlein: O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV 622 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1714-1717; Weimar, Germany 
10.
Orgelbüchlein: Heut' triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BWV 630 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714-1715; Weimar, Germany 
11.
Procession Royale by George C. Baker
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2016; United States 

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