A Legend Reborn: The Voice of King’s (DVD set)

£40.00

4 in stock

Dónal McCann | Henry Websdale | Richard Gowers
Tom Winpenny | Ashley Grote | Robert Quinney
David Briggs | Daniel Moult

Includes a 2-hour documentary on the restoration of the King’s College Organ

Released 22 January 2021

2DVD + 2CD box set

4 in stock

SKU: FSFDVD013

It would be hard to imagine a more comprehensive workout and showcase for what is one of the world’s truly great organs. Highly recommended.
★★★★★ Choir & Organ

All in all, this is not only a fascinating historical record but also a superlative musical one.
Editor’s Choice Gramophone

A 2DVD plus 2CD boxset featuring an extensive documentary film detailing the restoration of the iconic 1934 Harrison and Harrison organ of King’s College, Cambridge. Filmed over more than a year at all stages of the restoration, and presented and narrated by David Briggs, this is the ultimate in-depth portrait of the rebirth of one of the world’s most famous musical instruments.

In addition to the documentary, the boxset includes an extraordinary set of filmed performances, also duplicated over the two CDs, by organ scholars past and present. David Briggs improvises, and Robert Quinney, Ashley Grote, Tom Winpenny, Richard Gowers, Henry Websdale and Donal McCann play a wonderful range of music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Reger, Vaughan-Williams, Bridge, Howells, Murrill, Vierne, Dupré, Alain, Messiaen and Bingham.

Contents

Documentary: A Legend Reborn: The Voice of King’s

Music on both DVD and CD:

Dónal McCann
Judith Bingham: Incarnation with Shepherds Dancing
Marcel Dupré: Deux Esquisses: No. 2 in B-flat minor

Henry Websdale
Frank Bridge: Adagio in E
Louis Vierne: Toccata from Pièces de Fantaisie

Richard Gowers
Jehan Alain: Deuxième Fantaisie
Olivier Messiaen: Transports de Joie

Tom Winpenny
Marcel Dupré: Cortège et Litanie
Herbert Murrill: Carillon
Herbert Howells: Rhapsody No. 1 in D-flat
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 550

Ashley Grote
Louis Vierne: Carillon de Westminster
Ralph Vaughan-Williams: Prelude on Rhosymedre

Robert Quinney
J.S. Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue BWV582
Felix Mendelssohn: Prelude and Fugue in B-flat (arr. Quinney)

David Briggs
Max Reger: Toccata and Fugue in D minor/major
Improvised Variations and Toccata on the Great Advent Antiphons (O Sapientia)

Bonus films from The English Organ, FSFDVD012:
Demonstration of the King’s Organ by Daniel Moult
Percy Whitlock: Fantasie Choral no. 2 played by Daniel Moult

Documentary: A Legend Reborn: The Voice of King’s 120:00

Plus the following music on both DVD and CD:

Dónal McCann
1. Judith Bingham: Incarnation with Shepherds Dancing 3:46
2. Marcel Dupré: Deux Esquisses: No. 2 in B-flat minor 4:14

Henry Websdale
3. Frank Bridge: Adagio in E 6:03
4. Louis Vierne: Toccata from Pièces de Fantaisie 4:05

Richard Gowers
5. Jehan Alain: Deuxième Fantaisie 6:41
6. Olivier Messiaen: Transports de Joie 5:34

Tom Winpenny
7. Marcel Dupré: Cortège et Litanie 6:06
8. Herbert Murrill: Carillon 2:12
9. Herbert Howells: Rhapsody No. 1 in D-flat 5:56
10. J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 550 6:02

Ashley Grote
1. Louis Vierne: Carillon de Westminster 7:20
2. Ralph Vaughan-Williams: Prelude on Rhosymedre 3:45

Robert Quinney
3. J.S. Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue BWV582 14:05
4. Felix Mendelssohn: Prelude and Fugue in B-flat (arr. Quinney) 7:41

David Briggs
5. Max Reger: Toccata and Fugue in D minor/major 8:54
6. Improvised Variations and Toccata on the Great Advent Antiphons (O Sapientia) 17:27

Plus two bonus films from The English Organ, FSFDVD012:
Demonstration of the King’s Organ by Daniel Moult 18:00
Percy Whitlock: Fantasie Choral no. 2 played by Daniel Moult 10:36

Picture Format DVD: NTSC DVD-9

Region Code: 0 Region Free

A Fugue State Films production.

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