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English Organ Music From The Temple Church / James Vivian

Vivian / Whitlock / Davies
Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 223   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Percy WhitlockHenry Walford DaviesJohn StanleySamuel Sebastian Wesley,   ... 
Performer:  James Vivian
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In keeping with the historic nature of the Temple Church, the first mention of an organ there dates back to 1308 – although the organ on this recording, made by Harrison & Harrison, dates from 1954 (after the previous organ was destroyed during the blitz in 1941).

The varied programme touches on a multitude of works for organ by English composers, all of which bring out different facets of this versatile instrument. The organist, James Vivian, has been part of the music department at the Temple Church since 1997, working first with the then director of music Stephen Layton before taking on the role himself in 2006.

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Works on This Recording

Extemporizations (4): no 4, Fanfare by Percy Whitlock
Performer:  James Vivian (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933 
Solemn Melody by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  James Vivian (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; England 
Voluntaries (10) for Organ, book 1, Op. 5: no 5 "Trumpet" by John Stanley
Performer:  James Vivian (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1748; England 
Pieces (3) for Chamber Organ, Book 1: no 3, Choral Song and Fugue by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Performer:  James Vivian (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1843; England 
Allegretto grazioso for Organ by Frank Bridge
Performer:  James Vivian (Organ)
Sonata for Organ no 1 in C sharp minor, Op. 5 by Basil Harwood
Performer:  James Vivian (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1886; England 
Rhapsodies (3) for Organ, Op. 17: no 1 in D flat major by Herbert Howells
Performer:  James Vivian (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; England 
Toccata, Chorale and Fugue, Op. 16 by Francis Jackson
Performer:  James Vivian (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

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