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Various - The Great European Organ Series Highlights Of Thirty Releases Mp3

  • Performer: Various
  • Album: The Great European Organ Series Highlights Of Thirty Releases
  • Label: Priory
  • Catalog #: PRCD 906
  • MP3: 2048 mb | FLAC: 1173 mb
  • Released: 1993
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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  • Category: Classical
Various - The Great European Organ Series Highlights Of Thirty Releases Mp3


1Toccata In D Major
Composed By – M. LanguetuitOrgan – David M. Patrick
2Fantasie In G Major
Composed By – J. S. BachOrgan – Dietrich Wagler
3Toccata In D Minor
Composed By – C. V. StanfordOrgan – Keith John
4Final (From Hommage à Stravinsky)
Composed By – N. HakimOrgan – Naji Hakim
5Corrette And Siciliano
Composed By – S. Karg-ElertOrgan – Graham Barber
6Gnomas (Pictures At An Exhibition)
Composed By – M. MussorgskyOrgan – Keith John Transcription By – Keith John
7Introduction And Allegro (Sonata No. 1)
Composed By – A. GuilmantOrgan – Jane Watts
8Fantaisie In E Flat
Composed By – C. Saint-SaënsOrgan – Colin Walsh
Composed By – Josef RheinbergerOrgan – James Lancelot
10Prelude And Fugue In B Major Op. 7
Composed By – M. DupréOrgan – Jane Watts
11Prelude And Fugue In F Major
Composed By – J. S. BachOrgan – Keith John
Composed By – J. BonnetOrgan – Jane Watts
13Prelude On A Moravian Song
Composed By – V. NovakOrgan – John Scott Whiteley


  • ProducerNeil Collier, Paul Crichton
  • Recorded ByNeil Collier, Paul Crichton


The booklet has a section about the series and disc, a catalog of the other Great European Organ releases, and a second section about the Priory recordings.

Upon the advent of the Compact Disc and with the demise of the L.P. we decided to emulate an old EMI series which many remember with pleasure - The Great Cathedral Organ series. Well why not take this idea a stage further and record a series on some of the best European organs. Therefore "The Great European Organ" series was born. At the outset our aim was to match artist, organ and repertoire hand in hand and at the same time record music as far as possible that was uncatalogued. Experience had shown from the L.P. era that our customers demanded new material - well worn repertoire was not what they wanted.

In our series you may think that this or that organ is not particularly famous. I would reply that in a span of organs such as we are producing a good "model mix" must be sought. In any case we aim to release 100 titles and as this will still take many years to complete, large and small organs must be integrated together. As I write we have to date produced 30 titles. Alas some are deleted - a step we have to take sometimes when after a few years one particular title finishes its life span. It might however happen in the future that these are re-released should demand necessitate.

This CD represents a selection of the 30 volumes so far released. If you haven't heard the "Priory" sound here is your chance. We pride ourselves in our quality not only in sound terms but in the choice of artist and booklet information. Each CD is recorded with a single point microphone, and no artificial aids are used - the sound being transfered to Digital F1 or DAT format without interruption. Thank you for purchasing this CD, I hope you Enjoy it and will want to explore the exciting "Great European Organ" series further.

Neil Collier 1992


The superlative natural sound of Priory's recordings is now acknowledged worldwide. In presenting each recording to the listener, the particular acoustical properties of each building, organ or choir is analysed in detail before sessions are taped.

Using a minimum of microphones, meticulous placement is essential. Movement as fine as an inch can alter the sound noticeably.

All Priory recordings are made "in house" be either Paul Crichton or Neil Collier using the SONY DIGITAL F1 or TECHNICS DAT SYSTEMS. The microphone used is the unique CALREC SOUNDFIELD or CALREC ST250. Editing is also carried out by us. All sound, purely DIGITAL is obtained without using artificial aids or mixing equipment. The sounds heard are those naturally obtained from the sound source, by the microphone placed strategically to provide the listener with the best possible "seat in the house". In order to provide this no expense is spared in obtaining the best possible results.

It is important to realise that we do not fade "in" or "out" at the start and end of tracks. The ambience in the building is maintained from the start until the performances have finished at the end - naturally as would be heard in a live recital.

We hope that you enjoy our CDs and that many hours of pleasure will be derived from them.


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