Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Stephen Farr - James MacMillan: Organ Works

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

James MacMillan: Organ Works

Stephen Farr

Digital booklet

Available in
logo Hi-Res
24-Bit 96.0 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

Composer James MacMillan is best known for his choral and orchestral works, which often have religious and/or political associations. Organ music brings out a different side of the composer's personality, partly because those associations are, to some extent, foreclosed. The works here date from 1983, for the little Wedding Introit, to 2018, for another wedding work, Kenga e Krushqve, for the marriage of the composer's son. This work fuses Scottish, Albanian, and, just for kicks, Cuban elements, and it's a lot of fun. It's also typical, in a way, of MacMillan's organ output, which has a somewhat experimental quality. Some of it has links to the composer's choral music, but by and large, it stands a bit apart. It may be quiet and devoted to the solution of a technical problem, or it may, in the cases of Le Tombeau de Georges Rouault or the final Toccata, require considerable virtuosity from the soloist. It receives this from contemporary organ music specialist Stephen Farr, who confidently approaches the challenges and brings forth wonderful colors from the Rieger Organ of St. Giles' Cathedral. This 1992 instrument is well known to MacMillan and has a seemingly symbiotic relationship to the music that's immensely satisfying. This recording is especially recommended to MacMillan fans; it will add to their appreciation of this composer.
© TiVo

More info

James MacMillan: Organ Works

Stephen Farr

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 70 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 70 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Kenga e Krushqve
00:04:30

Stephen Farr, MainArtist - James MacMillan, Composer - Adam Binks, StudioProducer, RecordingEngineer

(C) 2020 Resonus Limited (P) 2020 Resonus Limited

2
Gaudeamus in loci pace
00:06:11

Stephen Farr, MainArtist - James MacMillan, Composer - Adam Binks, StudioProducer, RecordingEngineer

(C) 2020 Resonus Limited (P) 2020 Resonus Limited

3
St Andrews' Suite: I. One
00:02:12

Stephen Farr, MainArtist - James MacMillan, Composer - Adam Binks, StudioProducer, RecordingEngineer

(C) 2020 Resonus Limited (P) 2020 Resonus Limited

4
St Andrews' Suite: II. Two
00:03:28

Stephen Farr, MainArtist - James MacMillan, Composer - Adam Binks, StudioProducer, RecordingEngineer

(C) 2020 Resonus Limited (P) 2020 Resonus Limited

5
St Andrews' Suite: III. Three
00:02:25

Stephen Farr, MainArtist - James MacMillan, Composer - Adam Binks, StudioProducer, RecordingEngineer

(C) 2020 Resonus Limited (P) 2020 Resonus Limited

6
Offertorium
00:04:42

Stephen Farr, MainArtist - James MacMillan, Composer - Adam Binks, StudioProducer, RecordingEngineer

(C) 2020 Resonus Limited (P) 2020 Resonus Limited

7
Le Tombeau de Georges Rouault
00:14:09

Stephen Farr, MainArtist - James MacMillan, Composer - Adam Binks, StudioProducer, RecordingEngineer

(C) 2020 Resonus Limited (P) 2020 Resonus Limited

8
White Note Paraphrase
00:02:11

Stephen Farr, MainArtist - James MacMillan, Composer - Adam Binks, StudioProducer, RecordingEngineer

(C) 2020 Resonus Limited (P) 2020 Resonus Limited

9
Meditation
00:06:18

Stephen Farr, MainArtist - James MacMillan, Composer - Adam Binks, StudioProducer, RecordingEngineer

(C) 2020 Resonus Limited (P) 2020 Resonus Limited

10
Wedding Introit
00:02:52

Stephen Farr, MainArtist - James MacMillan, Composer - Adam Binks, StudioProducer, RecordingEngineer

(C) 2020 Resonus Limited (P) 2020 Resonus Limited

11
Toccata
00:07:47

Stephen Farr, MainArtist - James MacMillan, Composer - Adam Binks, StudioProducer, RecordingEngineer

(C) 2020 Resonus Limited (P) 2020 Resonus Limited

Album Description

Composer James MacMillan is best known for his choral and orchestral works, which often have religious and/or political associations. Organ music brings out a different side of the composer's personality, partly because those associations are, to some extent, foreclosed. The works here date from 1983, for the little Wedding Introit, to 2018, for another wedding work, Kenga e Krushqve, for the marriage of the composer's son. This work fuses Scottish, Albanian, and, just for kicks, Cuban elements, and it's a lot of fun. It's also typical, in a way, of MacMillan's organ output, which has a somewhat experimental quality. Some of it has links to the composer's choral music, but by and large, it stands a bit apart. It may be quiet and devoted to the solution of a technical problem, or it may, in the cases of Le Tombeau de Georges Rouault or the final Toccata, require considerable virtuosity from the soloist. It receives this from contemporary organ music specialist Stephen Farr, who confidently approaches the challenges and brings forth wonderful colors from the Rieger Organ of St. Giles' Cathedral. This 1992 instrument is well known to MacMillan and has a seemingly symbiotic relationship to the music that's immensely satisfying. This recording is especially recommended to MacMillan fans; it will add to their appreciation of this composer.
© TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 / Ravel: Piano Concerto In G Major

Martha Argerich

Martha Argerich - Debut Recital

Martha Argerich

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1

Martha Argerich

A Love Supreme

John Coltrane

A Love Supreme John Coltrane
More on Qobuz
By Stephen Farr

Kenneth Leighton: Complete Organ Works

Stephen Farr

J.S. Bach: Chorale Partitas, BWV 766-768 & 770

Stephen Farr

J.S. Bach: Orgelbüchlein, BWV 599–644

Stephen Farr

Judith Bingham: Organ Works

Stephen Farr

Kenneth Leighton: Organ Works, Vol. 3

Stephen Farr

Playlists

You may also like...

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Teodor Currentzis

Schubert: Winterreise

Mark Padmore

Schubert: Winterreise Mark Padmore

Souvenirs d'Italie

Maurice Steger

Souvenirs d'Italie Maurice Steger

Debussy – Rameau

Víkingur Ólafsson

Debussy – Rameau Víkingur Ólafsson

El Nour

Fatma Said

El Nour Fatma Said
In your panoramas...
The Paradox of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Studio

Esa-Pekka Salonen is an acclaimed finnish conductor and prolific composer. With over 60 albums under his belt, he has heavily contributed to the history of musical interpretation. This is an interview with an exceptional musician, who discusses his unique approach to working on classical music in the studio.

Jonas Kaufmann in 10 Key Albums

With his flattering physique reminiscent of a handsome romantic, German Jonas Kaufmann has successfully modernised the image of opera tenors, long considered as unrepentant tumblers… Beyond his powerful and versatile voice, Jonas Kaufmann possesses an immense repertoire in several languages, masters all styles of opera, from Wagner to Verdi or Puccini, and sings the lied or the French opera to perfection. A great admirer of Fritz Wunderlich, he started his career “the old fashioned way”, in a company touring around small German theatres before taking off on his own towards a prodigious career. After a chaotic year in 2017 due to a ruptured blood vessel on his vocal chords, Jonas Kaufmann seems to have fully recovered and is working on countless new projects. Qobuz looks back on his career, highlighting 10 albums.

Danny Elfman in Ten Albums

From fairy tales to wacky comedies, from the most extraordinary orchestral works to understated pieces, for almost forty years now Danny Elfman has been crafting his unique sound and injecting it into Hollywood productions by the likes of Tim Burton or Gus Van Sant. We look back over ten albums from his career, exploring both his essential works and less well-known compositions.

In the news...