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Great European Organs Vol 54 - Handel, Reger, Sweelinck, Etc


Release Date: 02/22/2000 
Label:  Priory Records   Catalog #: 606   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelMax RegerKnut NystedtJohn Blow,   ... 
Performer:  Christopher Nickol
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Because of their size, weight, and complexity, pipe organs are rare treasures. Their history and craftsmanship are cherished pieces of our past. Virtually unchanged over the centuries, theses massive period instruments continue to be an important piece of music's future. This collection of music performed on the great Flentrop organ of Dunblane Cathedral covers over 400 years, up to and including 20th century compositions.
From the familiar strains of Handel's Overture "Il Pastor Fido," to the jazz-inflected syncopation of Cundick's "Divertimento," the Flentrop organ is a powerful yet delicate force. Keyboardist Christopher Nickol brings out its best, and the excellent recording quality captures the immensity of this king of
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Works on This Recording

1.
Il pastor fido, HWV 8a: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Christopher Nickol (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1734; London, England 
Date of Recording: 02/18/1997 
Venue:  Dunblane Cathedral, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2.
Pieces (12) for Organ, Op. 59 "Orgelmesse": no 2, Pastorale in F major by Max Reger
Performer:  Christopher Nickol (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/17/1997 
Venue:  Dunblane Cathedral, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
3.
Veni creator spiritus, Op. 75 by Knut Nystedt
Performer:  Christopher Nickol (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Norway 
Date of Recording: 02/18/1997 
Venue:  Dunblane Cathedral, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4.
Voluntary in A minor, S 55 "for the Coronet stop" by John Blow
Performer:  Christopher Nickol (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/18/1997 
Venue:  Dunblane Cathedral, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
5.
Divertimento by Robert Cundick
Performer:  Christopher Nickol (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 02/18/1997 
Venue:  Dunblane Cathedral, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
6.
Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performer:  Christopher Nickol (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 02/18/1997 
Venue:  Dunblane Cathedral, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7.
Cantabile for Organ in B minor by Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens
Performer:  Christopher Nickol (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; Belgium 
Date of Recording: 02/18/1997 
Venue:  Dunblane Cathedral, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
8.
Finale for Organ in D major by Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens
Performer:  Christopher Nickol (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; Belgium 
Date of Recording: 02/18/1997 
Venue:  Dunblane Cathedral, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
9.
Tune in E major "In the Style of John Stanley" by Sir George Thalben-Ball
Performer:  Christopher Nickol (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/18/1997 
Venue:  Dunblane Cathedral, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 8 Secs. 

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