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Stephen Farr (organ & harpsichord), with John Butt (organ), Chloë Hanslip (violin) & Nicky Spence (tenor)
Resonus Classics is proud to present a major new recording of the complete organ works of the British twentieth-century composer Kenneth Leighton (1929–1988). With vivid interpretations, acclaimed organ virtuoso Stephen Farr breathes new life into this highly significant part of the composer’s output, recorded on the organ's of St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, Symphony Hall in Birmingham and St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London.

This three-disc set also includes all of his collaborative works for the instrument as well as Leighton’s only work for solo harpsichord. Joining Farr in collaborative works for this comprehensive survey are John Butt (organ), Chloë Hanslip (violin) and Nicky Spence (tenor) . Completing the set is Leighton's only solo work for harpsichord, which here receives its first recording.

'This is a major achievement. Stephen Farr triumphs in his massive survey of the output of Kenneth Leighton, a towering figure in British 20th-century liturgical music [...] Highlights are too numerous to mention'
The Observer (5 stars)

Credits
© 2017 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2017 Resonus LImited
Catalogue No. RES10178
Producer, engineer & editor:
Adam Binks
Cover image:
 Edinburgh by Yiannis Theologos Michellis (Creative Commons)

'This is a major achievement. Stephen Farr triumphs in his massive survey of the output of Kenneth Leighton, a towering figure in British 20th-century liturgical music [...] Highlights are too numerous to mention'
The Observer (5 stars)

'[...] there are a healthy sprinkling of offerings on this hugely nourishing 3-CD set that likewise operate on the highest plane of inspiration. Both the Prelude, Scherzo and Passacaglia (1963) and Et Resurrexit (Theme, Fantasy & Fugue) from 1966 generate a formidable organic power and cumulative thrust in Stephen Farr's deeply understanding renderings [...] In a word: essential.'
Classical Ear (5 stars)

'Stephen Farr gives wonderful performances throughout. Once again a variety of organs adds interest to what is already a very valuable collection. Highly recommended.'
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Kenneth Leighton: Complete Organ Works

Kenneth Leighton: Complete Organ Works

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