The organ in St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town came from St Margaret’s, Westminster (the “MPs’ Church” next to Westminster Abbey) in 1909. Parts of this instrument date from 1675, and has undergone several rebuilds, extensions and work up until 1988.
This first solo recording of the William Hill instrument gives listeners a timely record of one of the city’s great musical treasures. This great English organ provides a perfect, authentic sound world for the music of Elgar and Whitlock, as well as being remarkably versatile in other styles and periods.
Percy Whitlock: Organ Sonata in C minor: I. Grave - Animato)
Henk Temmingh: Three Pieces for Organ
César Franck: Choral No.2 in B minor
Edward Elgar: Organ Sonata in G major, Op.28
WHR034 View Booklet (PDF)
Recorded: 9th-11th May 2014, Saint George's Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa
Front Cover Design: Willowhayne Records
Recording Producers: John Balsdon & Mark Hartt-Palmer
Recording Engineers: Mark Hartt-Palmer & John Balsdon
Release Date: April 2015
Total Duration: 63:57