The Grand Organ of Temple Church | Orchid Classics ORC100090

The Grand Organ of Temple Church


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Label: Orchid Classics

Cat No: ORC100090

Barcode: 5060189560905

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 9th November 2018



Roger Sayer is at the forefront of British choral and organ music, recognised both as a prize-winning organist, and as an acclaimed Choral Director with some of the UKís finest choirs. Sayer has even performed as the organ soloist in Hans Zimmerís Oscar-nominated score for the film Interstellar.

Mozart called the organ the ďKing of InstrumentsĒ, and this release certainly showcases its majestic qualities. Mendelssohnís Organ Sonata No.1 was inspired by Bach, and exudes an air of gravitas and profundity whilst enjoying the organís variety of sonorities. Bach also influenced 20th-century composers Sigfrid Karg-Elert and Max Reger, both of whom followed in Bachís footsteps by moving to Leipzig. Karg-Elertís Symphonic Chorale is based on Jesu meine Freude by Johann Cruger, and on the notes BACH (B flat, A, C and B natural), while Regerís chorale-based Fantasia is a work of great virtuosity. The collection ends with a memorable sonata by Liszt-pupil Julius Reubke.

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