Kenneth Leighton: Organ Works, Volume 2

Kenneth Leighton: Organ Works, Volume 2

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Stephen Farr (organ)
Nicky Spence (tenor)

Following on from the critical success of the first volume, celebrated organist Stephen Farr records the second volume in his complete survey of the complete organ works of British composer Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988).

Farr is joined for this volume by the tenor Nicky Spence in their world premiere recording of These are Thy Wonders, Op. 84 - a sensitive and expressive setting of 'The Flower' by George Herbert. Also included in this volume is Leighton's earliest solo work for the instrument, the Prelude, Scherzo and Passacaglia, Op. 41 and Et Resurrexit (Theme, Fantasy & Fugue), Op. 49 along with two shorter works the Festival Fanfare of 1968 and Veni Creator Spiritus - Leighton's last work for the organ from 1987.

Farr records on the substantial and impressive Klais organ of Birmingham's Symphony Hall.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

1. Festival Fanfare (1968)

Et Resurrexit (Theme, Fantasy & Fugue), Op. 49
2. Theme: Sostenuto, lontano e religioso
3. Fantasy: Largo alla marcia
4. Fugue: Andante sostenuto

5. These are Thy Wonders (A Song of Renewal), Op. 84

6. Veni Creator Spiritus (1987)

Prelude, Scherzo and Passacaglia, Op. 41
7. Prelude: Largo sostenuto
8. Scherzo: Allegro molto, ritmico e chiaro
9. Passacaglia: Adagio sostenuto

MusicWeb International

- '[Farr's] playing on the organ of Symphony Hall Birmingham is first-class'

'[...] the recordings are exceptional both for the clarity of detail and for the immediacy of the sound'
Gramophone

'[Farr's] playing on the organ of Symphony Hall Birmingham is first-class'
MusicWeb International

Credits
© 2016 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2016 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10162
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262790663
Cover image: Edinburgh by Yiannis Theologos Michellis (Creative Commons - Flickr.com)