George McPhee : The Organ of Paisley Abbey, played by George McPhee

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Media: CD
Genre: Classical
Catalogue Number: Temp 102
Label: Huntcliff
Released: 1998

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George McPhee has been in frequent demand as an organ recitalist and has broadcast and recorded frequently both as solo organist and as conductor, mostly with Paisley Abbey Choir. He has been Organist and Master of the Choristers at Paisley Abbey since 1963 and this CD was produced to celebrate his thirtieth anniversary there. The organ at Paisley Abbey is regarded as one of the finest in the country. Built in 1872/4 by Cavaillé-Coll, it has been considerably enlarged since, but in the last rebuild great care was taken to preserve the French pipework and to bring any later additions into line with the original style.

"Dr McPhee's playing is as impressive as ever. ...a dramatic, assured and well-projected performance of Reger's great masterpiece, whose climax is utterly breath-taking" (Paul Hale)

Tracklist

  1. Percy Whitlock: Fanfare (Four extemporisations)
  2. Nicolas de Grigny: Récit de tierce en taille
  3. Nicolas de Grigny: Dialogue sur les grands jeux
  4. Joseph Jongen: Chant de May, op.53
  5. Joseph Jongen: Choral, op.37 no.4
  6. César Franck: Prelude, fugue and variation
  7. Alec Rowley: Benedictus
  8. Max Reger: Fantasia on the chorale "Hallelujah! Gott zu loben" op.52 no.3

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