John Gardner: Complete Organ Music, Volume One

Catalogue No: TOCC0724
EAN/UPC: 5060113447241
Release Date: 2024-05-03
Composer: John Gardner
Artists: Tom Winpenny

The music of the English composer John Gardner (1917–2011) – basically tonal and always impeccably crafted – is characterised by rhythmic vivacity and harmonic immediacy. His musical fingerprints come from his love of jazz, Renaissance and Baroque procedures and his mastery of imitative counterpoint; his use of established musical forms invests them with a quirky and distinctive harmonic idiom. This first album of two collecting his entire output of organ music presents not only his sly humour but also the staggering contrapuntal craftsmanship of his fugue on a theme by Anton Bruckner – one of the monuments of recent British writing for the organ.

Tom Winpenny, organ of the Christchurch Priory

Listen To This Recording:

  1. Intrada, Op. 241 No. 1 (2000) (8:05)
  2. Intermezzo, Op. 13 (Old Series) (1934) (2:35)

Sonata for Organ, Op. 204 (1992)

  1. I. Allegro Moderato (5:59)
  2. II. Adagio (4:59)
  3. III. Allegro molto (4:28)

  1. Hymn Tune: Bicclescombe (1967) (0:45)
  2. Two Variants on Bicclescombe, Op. 134 (1976) (1:58)
  3. Prelude in G Minor, Op. 96 (1968) (2:14)

Bruckner

  1. ‘Perger’ Präludium in C Major, WAB 128 (1:24)

Gardner

  1. Fantasia and Fugue on a Prelude of Anton Bruckner, Op. 185 (1989) (13:37)

Five Hymn Tune Preludes, Op. 44 (1959) (13:57)

  1. No. 1, Old Hundredth (2:10)
  2. No. 2, Dundee (4:11)
  3. No. 3, Darwall’s 148th* (1:41)
  4. No. 4, Down Ampney (4:06)
  5. No. 5, Veni Creator Spiritus* (1:49)

  1. Piece for Organ, Op. 10 (Old Series) (1934) (3:57)
  2. Finale, Op. 241 No. 2 (2000) (6:22)

All Except * First Recordings

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