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PRCD1178 - The Forgotten Gem - Francesca Massey plays The Organ of King's Lynn Minster, Norfolk

Francesca Massey

The Forgotten Gem - Francesca Massey plays The Organ of King's Lynn Minster, Norfolk
Product Code: PRCD1178
Organist: Francesca Massey
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Track Listing

Track Name Time
1Hymn-Prelude on King's LynnPercy Whitlock5:14
2Folk TuneJohn Jordan1:35
3Chorale Partita on Sei gegrusset, Jesu gutig BWV 768Johann Sebastain Bach18:12
4Voluntary in D minor Op.5 No.8John Stanley8:35
5Recit de Tierce en Taille (from Livre d'Orgue)Nicolas de Grigny5:07
6Cornet Piece No.1 with an Introduction for the DiapasonsCharles Burney5:29
7EpiphanieGaston Litaize4:42
8PastoralePeter Racine Fricker6:06
9Sonata No. 2 - ImprovisationMax Reger8:57
10Sonata No. 2 - InvokationMax Reger6:35
11Sonata No. 2 - Introduktion and FugeMax Reger7:18

This is the first commercial recording of this little known organ. In choosing repertoire, the objective was to showcase the diversity of the instrument’s resources. The original Snetzler stops feature largely in the 18th century repertoire whilst the remainder highlights the more recent additions to the specification, and the versatility of the organ as a whole. The hymn tune bearing the name Kings Lynn is featured, as is music by two of the Minster’s former organists – John Jordan and Charles Burney. Francesca Massey is the assistant organist at Durham cathedral and this is her second CD for Priory.

"....the Kings Lynn organ has much to recommend it and the 18 page booklet notes are a model of their kind and an illuminating read alongside her repertoire notes. Vivid recorded sound too. Michael Quinn - Choir and Organ (Four stars)

" Massey's playing of the early repertoire is particularly engaging however she is equally at home in the 20th century literature. This instrument is well worth hearing and this disc admirably reflects its quality and versatility. "   Martin Clarke - (Five stars - Editors Choice - Organist Review.

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