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PRCD1137 - Bravura! Francesca Massey plays The Organ of Durham Cathedral

Francesca Massey

Bravura! Francesca Massey plays The Organ of Durham Cathedral
Product Code: PRCD1137
Organist: Francesca Massey
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Track Listing

Track Name Time
1Fantasia Op. 136York Bowen10:28
2DiptyqueOlivier Messiaen11:36
3Sonata in G minor: Marcia elegiacaOskar Lindberg4:30
4Sonata in G minor: AdagioOskar Lindberg3:10
5Sonata in G minor: Alla SarabandeOskar Lindberg2:37
6Sonata in G minor: FinaleOskar Lindberg6:01
7Prelude and Fugue in F minor Op.7 No.2Marcel Dupre9:16
8Variations on a Hymn Tune Op. 20William Mathias12:30
9Choral Cistercien pour une elevationJehan Alain2:16
10Nu la oss takke Gud (Organ Toccata)Egil Hovland6:58
11EmpyreanFrancis Pott (b.1957)6:58

As the title suggests this is a virtuoso organ recital from a brilliant young organist who is at present the assistant to James Lancelot at Durham Cathedral. This is her first commercial CD for Priory and the programme is centred around Oskar Lindberg’s superb Sonata. Massey’s playing is accomplished, exciting and the recital is a tour de force on one of Britain’s most versatile instruments. 

"Massey uses the organ to great effect in performing this mostly unfamiliar repertoire." Lark Reviews

"Quite simply this is a most auspicious debut disc. Massey has a most persuasive way for shaping phrases and the music flows beautifully. Neil Collier, no stranger to Durham has produced a recording of character and clarity. I am very pleased to recommend this CD whole-heartedly.       Editors Choice -   Roger Judd - Organists Review

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