D'Arcy Trinkwon (organ of Doncaster Minster)
Organists and lovers of music visit Doncaster Minster for the majestic sound of its historic organ, acknowledged to be Edmund Schulze’s great masterpiece and, to this day, the largest organ ever to have been built in this country by a foreign maker.
This huge, five manual instrument inspires all who hear it but it challenges, too. It demands organists of the most exceptional technical mastery and imagination to realise its full potential and to do proper justice to its unique range and expressiveness. D’Arcy Trinkwon is such an organist. Internationally acclaimed for his virtuoso organ playing, he has taken up the challenge and here gives an astonishing performance, fully worthy of this great Minster church and the unique organ that is harboured within it’s hallowed walls.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Felix Mendelssohn: Come Sweetest Death
Felix Mendelssohn: War March of the Priests
Henry Walford-Davies: Solemn Melody
César Franck: Choral No.3 in A minor, FWV 41
Gabriel Dupont: Meditation
Norman Cocker: Tuba Tune
Markus Braun: Undine
Louis Vierne: Carillon de Westminster
Edward MacDowell: To a Wild Rose
Josef Rheinberger: Organ Sonata No.11 in D minor, Op.148: II. Cantilene
Percy Fletcher: Festival Toccata
Recorded in The Minster Church of Doncaster, UK on 16th-19th September 2010
Recording Engineering & Production: Jonathan R. Wearn
Total Time: 74.17
Release Date: February 2021
D’Arcy Trinkwon is one of today’s outstanding virtuoso musicians. Widely respected for his dedication to the organ as a concert instrument, his performances in concert series worldwide have earned him international acclaim as a musician of distinction.
Of South American and French ancestry, D’Arcy Trinkwon realised his musical vocation whilst Head Chorister of Canterbury Cathedral, later pursuing his studies of both piano and organ at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, and the Paris National Conservatoire. His distinguished teachers have included Allan Wicks, H. A. Bate, Jean Guillou and Odile Pierre (organ) and Shirley Blakey (piano).
His repertoire - one of the most extensive repertoires of any artist before the public – includes all the instrument’s masterpieces, and among the things that set him apart is his mastery of all these various schools of music. In addition to the established works, he has also given many premieres.
A musician of scholarship fascinated by historical performance traditions and musical research - though always wishing to make the organ ‘live’ rather than academic - he is increasingly regarded as a teacher, and his schedule includes masterclasses and visiting tuition in conservatoires.
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