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Animal Parade

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Recorded on the stunning, but rarely-recorded, organ of Brentwood Roman Catholic Cathedral. Unusual and very approachable twentieth-century repertoire, including the hilarious ‘Animal Parade’ suite by Iain Farrington in its world premiere recording.

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Animal Parade

William Saunders at the organ of Brentwood Roman Catholic Cathedral

Recorded on the stunning but rarely-recorded organ of Brentwood Roman Catholic Cathedral, Animal Parade is a disc of unusual and very approachable twentieth-century repertoire, including the hilarious ‘Animal Parade’ suite by Iain Farrington in its world premiere recording. Also, premiere recordings of ‘Prelude’ and ‘Choral’ by Dobrinka Tabakova – commissioned by William Saunders – and Christopher Steel’s ‘Changing Moods’ suite. Includes popular works by Mathias, John Gardner and Rutter.

William Saunders again demonstrates his flair for programming unusual and ear-catching music…. Saunders extracts the maximum amount of colour from the Brentwood Cathedral  III/48 Hunter/HN&B/Percy Daniel organ.
Choir & Organ, March/April 2011

Sparkling performances …The wit shines through the entertainment thanks to the player’s effortless technique and choice of registrations… A most engaging CD, well recorded and beautifully played. Highly recommended.
Cathedral Music, May 2011

William’s playing is quite astounding: musicality, flawless technique and mind-boggling organ management.
Organists Review (Editor’s Choice)

Contents

Changing Moods, Op. 59 – Christopher Steel (12:47)
1     Genial March (1:57)
2     Pensive Ground (3:33)
3     The Chase (1:13)
4     Nocturnal Siciliano (3:13)
5     Dancing Toccata (2:42)

Five Dances for organ, Op. 179 – John Gardner (17:15)
6     Lavolta (2:11)
7     Pavin (3:45)
8     Jig (4:19)
9     Lament (3:35)
10   Fling (3:25)

11   Recessional, Op. 96, No.4 – William Mathias (5:01)

Diptych – Dobrinka Tabakova (world premiere recording)
12   Pastoral (4:25)
13   Choral (5:08)

14   Toccata in Seven – John Rutter (2:11)

Animal Parade – Iain Farrington (world premiere recording) (25:24)
15    Entrance (1:03)     16  Giraffes (2:56)     17   Barrel organ monkey (1:34)
18    Hippopotamus (2:05)   19 Critics (1:25)  20    Blue whale (3:17)
21    Sparrows (2:18)    22  Penguins (2:08)   23    Cheetah (1:54)
24    Piranhas (2:13)   25  Alley cats (2:44)     26 Exit (1:45) 

 

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