James MacMillan: Organ Works
Stephen Farr (organ)
James MacMillan has written for the organ in many different settings, from choral accompaniment to his monumental and deeply-satirical ‘enigmatic variations’ for organ and orchestra A Scotch Bestiary from 2004.
The organ has formed a key part of the sounds and colours that MacMillan draws on to realise his compositional ambitions and his growing number of works for solo organ now represent a significant strand of his artistic fabric, featuring works written across his active life as a composer.
Performing on the Rieger organ of St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, the critically acclaimed organist Stephen Farr here presents all of MacMillan’s organ works to date, from the Wedding Introit, written for his own wedding in 1983, to the Toccata, that received its premiere in 2019.