In the first of a projected series of Experience releases showcasing organs in the seaside town of Eastbourne, Alexander Eadon returns to Willowhayne Records to perform a programme of music recorded at St Saviour's Church, in recognition of the 150th anniversary of its consecration.
The programme includes Healey Wilan's Six Chorale Preludes, the composer having an association with the church. From Mendelssohn's Organ Sonata No.2 to John Philip Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever (in which Alexander Eadon is joined by Paul Collins) this recording represents the full diversity of the 3-manual Walker organ.
Franz von Suppé, transcr. Les Deutsch: Light Cavalry OvertureReginald Goss-Custard: Chelsea FayreCésar Franck: Choral No.3 in A minor, FWV 40Felix Mendelssohn: Organ Sonata No.2 in C minor, Op.65 No.3William Harris: Three Prelude for OrganHealey Wilan: Six Chorale Preludes for OrganJune Nixon: PasticcioRobert Jones: Birthday Suit(e)John Philip Sousa, transcr. Elizabeth & Raymond Chenault: The Stars and Stripes Forever
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Recorded in St Saviour's Church, Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK on 1st & 2nd July 2019. Design: Willowhayne RecordsRecording Engineering & Production: Simon EadonExecutive Producer: Mark Hartt-PalmerRelease Date: September 2019Total Duration: 71:20