John Kitchen plays British Light Music on the Organ of the Usher Hall, Edinburgh | Delphian DCD34212

John Kitchen plays British Light Music on the Organ of the Usher Hall, Edinburgh

£12.30

Label: Delphian

Cat No: DCD34212

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Expected Release Date: 22nd February 2019

Contents

Works

Sullivan, Arthur

The Gondoliers
» Cachucha
» Gavotte
The Mikado
» The sun, whose rays are all ablaze (Act 2)
The Pirates of Penzance
» Oh, is there not one maiden breast? (Act 1)
» Overture
The Tempest (incidental music)
» Introduction to Act 3 (arr. Edward C Bairstow)
The Yeomen of the Guard
» Overture

Thomson, Michael

A Bouquet of Roses
On the Square
Parc de Paris
Salute to Busby Berkeley
The Bard’s Ceremonial
Tullich to Inverey: Scots March
Whirly-Granny

Artists

John Kitchen (organ)

Works

Sullivan, Arthur

The Gondoliers
» Cachucha
» Gavotte
The Mikado
» The sun, whose rays are all ablaze (Act 2)
The Pirates of Penzance
» Oh, is there not one maiden breast? (Act 1)
» Overture
The Tempest (incidental music)
» Introduction to Act 3 (arr. Edward C Bairstow)
The Yeomen of the Guard
» Overture

Thomson, Michael

A Bouquet of Roses
On the Square
Parc de Paris
Salute to Busby Berkeley
The Bard’s Ceremonial
Tullich to Inverey: Scots March
Whirly-Granny

Artists

John Kitchen (organ)

About

John Kitchen resurrects the ‘cinema organ style’ – neglected for decades – in a collection of entertaining favourites, well known to his regular Usher Hall audiences. This recording brings together the music of John’s boyhood hero Arthur Sullivan with the witty and original arrangements of East-Coast Scot Michael Thomson. With a performance radiating warmth and joy, John Kitchen celebrates the Golden Age of British light music in this, his eighteenth appearance on Delphian.

From 1988 until his retirement from teaching in 2014, John Kitchen was a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Edinburgh; he is now an Honorary Fellow. He continues as University Organist – one of his main duties being to play the organ for all graduation ceremonies – and as conductor of the Edinburgh University Singers. Following the restoration of the city’s Usher Hall organ in 2003, John was appointed Edinburgh City Organist with promotional and curatorial duties, a post he still holds.

“Dazzling playing, great fun” – The Herald, 2015

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