Organ CDs recorded on the Rieger organ
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The first CD recording on the newly restored and enlarged Rieger pipe organ in Christchurch Town Hall, New Zealand, by town hall organist Martin Setchell. January, 2019
About the reason for the inclusion of the Widor Toccata, Martin writes: "This was the opening track of my first CD on the Rieger when it was installed in 1997. It is included here to ‘link hands’ with the past as the ‘pealing organ blows’ again and begins a new chapter in its life."
All tracks except * were recorded in Christchurch Town Hall, 26-27 January 2019.
* Original recording September 1997, from Let the pealing organ blow (MANU 1539). By kind permisison of Ode Records
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Although all earlier CDs recorded on the Christchurch Town Hall organ by organ curator Martin Setchell are no longer available in stores, they can be bought as single track downloads from many sources on the internet, such as iTunes, and Amplifier, or even second-hand. You can hear extracts of these other volumes on our Sound Extracts page
Great Australasian Organ Series - Vol 7 -(Priory label)
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Recorded in 2010 on the Christchurch Town Hall Rieger, this CD features many French pieces befitting the instrument's French 'accent'. It was the last recording made on the organ before the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 closed the auditorium and silenced the organ for an unknown length of time.
Festive Trumpet Tune - David German; Overture to the Occasional Oratorio - G.F.Handel; Premiere Symphonie in E flat maj Op.20 - Lazare-Auguste Maquaire; Celebratio - Karl Jenkins; Litanies - Jehan Alain; Suite Carmelite - Jean Françaix; O salutaris hostia (from the Mass in G minor) Camille Saint-Saëns; Bolero de Concert - Louis Lefébure-Wély; Fuga sopra un Soggetto - Stefano Bertuletti; Ronde française Op. 37 Léon Boellmann; Toccata in F - Jules Grison
“Lots of pieces you don't hear every day. Definitely not one of those CDs that could be used to 'dry out a martini'.”