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David M. Patrick Plays the Organ of Coventry Cathedral


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Guild Music   Catalog #: GMCD7801  
Composer:  Felix Alexandre GuilmantLouis VierneCamille Saint-SaënsThéodore Dubois,   ... 
Performer:  David M. Patrick
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Internationally renowned concert organist David M. Patrick returns to the magnificent Harrison & Harrison organ of Coventry Cathedral with a programme of French romantic organ music ranging from Vierne's Carillon de Westminster to Guy Weitz's Symphony No.1 along with music by Saint-Saëns, Dubois, Mulet, Duruflé, Messiaen and Jongen's Sonata Eroica. David M. Patrick is one of the most brilliant British organists of this time. He pursued his musical education at the Royal College of Music with distinction winning the Stuart Prize the following year. This award brought him prestigious recitals at both Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral as well as the honor of being presented to HRH Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Read more When the Coventry Cathedral was reduced to ruins in an air raid in November 1940, the fine ‘Father’ Willis organ of 1886 was totally destroyed. The building of the new Cathedral presented the opportunity for a brand new organ to match it. Messrs Harrison & Harrison were appointed in 1952 and a provisional specification was drawn up. The organ was overhauled and upgraded to include solid-state technology in 1986/87. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Grand choeur alla Handel for Organ in D major, Op. 18 no 1 by Felix Alexandre Guilmant
Performer:  David M. Patrick (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
2.
Pièces de fantaisie - Suite no 2, Op. 53: 4th movement, Feux follets by Louis Vierne
Performer:  David M. Patrick (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1926; France 
3.
Pièces de fantaisie - Suite no 3, Op. 54: 6th movement, Carillon de Westminster by Louis Vierne
Performer:  David M. Patrick (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1927; France 
4.
Rapsodies (3) sur des cantiques bretons, Op. 7: no 3 in A minor/F major by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  David M. Patrick (Organ)
5.
Toccata for Organ by Théodore Dubois
Performer:  David M. Patrick (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
6.
Byzantine Sketches (10) for Organ: no 3, Rosace by Henri Mulet
Performer:  David M. Patrick (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1919; France 
7.
Hommage à Jean Gallon by Maurice Duruflé
Performer:  David M. Patrick (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
8.
Sonata heroïca, Op. 94 by Joseph Jongen
Performer:  David M. Patrick (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Belgium 
9.
Le banquet céleste by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  David M. Patrick (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
10.
Symphony for Organ no 1 by Guy Weitz
Performer:  David M. Patrick (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

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