Gillian Weir - A Celebration (22 CD)

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RELEASE DATE: 11/12/2020
22 CD
A 22-CD celebration of the doyenne of organists on her 80th birthday (17 January 2021) spanning her illustrious career of nearly five decades.
Presenting Dame Gillian Weir’s complete Argo recordings, selected recordings on other labels that have reverted to her, and most enticingly, no fewer than ten discs of previously unpublished BBC radio broadcasts – selected by Dame Gillian.

Sixteen organs from six countries

The 20,000-word booklet includes informative introductions to the recordings, with Gillian Weir’s reminiscences and amusing anecdotes from the recording sessions and from her encounters with composers such as Olivier Messiaen and William Mathias.

Further online resources, including Gillian Weir’s fully comprehensive notes on the complete Messiaen oeuvre, as well as the specifications of the organs used throughout, will be available at https://www.eloquenceclassics.com/

CD1 NICOLAUS BRUHNS (1665–1697): 3 Præludium ∙ Fantasia on Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland
SAMUEL SCHEIDT (1587–1654): Passamezzo
Clare College, Cambridge

CD2 JEAN-FRANÇOIS DANDRIEU (1682–1738)
Premier Livre de Pièces d'Orgue
Leonhardskirche, Basel & St. Maximin-Thionville, France

CD3 LOUIS MARCHAND (1669–1732): Pièces d'Orgue (includes Troisième, Quartième and Cinquième Livres, and extracts from the Premier Livre)
St. Maximin-Thionville, France

CD4 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564 ∙ Fantasia in G major, BWV 572
Trio Sonata No. 1 in E flat major, BWV 525 ∙ Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
St. Laurenskerk, Rotterdam

CD5 FRANÇOIS COUPERIN (1668–1733)
Messe pour les Paroisses
Prediger-Kirche, Zürich

CD6 FRANÇOIS COUPERIN Messe pour les Couvents
Prediger-Kirche, Zürich
LOUIS-NICOLAS CLÉRAMBAULT
(1676–1749) Premier Livre d’Orgue; Deuxième Livre d’Orgue
St. Leonhardskirche, Basel

CD7 FRANÇOIS ROBERDAY (1624–1680) Fugues et Caprices
St. Leonhardskirche, Basel

CD8 CHARLES CAMILLERI (1931–2009) Missa Mundi
Royal Festival Hall, London

CD9 Hexham Abbey Organ Widor ∙ Vierne ∙ Bull ∙ de Grigny ∙ Mullet ∙ Daquin ∙ Dupré ∙ Langlais ∙ Tomkins ∙ Sweelinck ∙ Dubois
Hexham Abbey, Northumberland, England

CD10 FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847) Hör mein Bitten (Hear my Prayer)* ∙ Veni, Domine ∙ Ave Maria†
*Felicity Palmer, soprano ∙ †John Elwes, tenor ∙ Heinrich Schütz Choir and Chorale / Roger Norrington
Kingsway Hall, London
ZOLTÁN KODÁLY (1882–1967) Psalm 114 from the Geneva Psalter ∙ Laudes Organi – Fantasia on a 12th Century Sequence
Brighton Festival Chorus / László Heltay
Guilford Cathedral

CD11 OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908–1992)
Le Banquet Céleste ∙ Les corps Glorieux (excerpts) ∙ Apparition de l'Église Éternelle
Royal Festival Hall, London

CD12 OLIVIER MESSIAEN Verset pour la fête de la dédicace ∙ L'Ascension (Mvs II & III)
Royal Festival Hall, London

MARCEL DUPRÉ (1886–1971) Variations sur un Noël
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835–1921) Fantaisie No. 1 in E flat major
LOUIS VIERNE (1870–1937) Feux follets ∙ Naïades ∙ Toccata (Pièces de fantaisie)
JACQUES CHARPENTIER (1933–2017) L'Ange à la Trompette
MARCEL DUPRÉ Deuxième Symphonie, Op. 26
Hradetzky organ in The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

BBC BROADCASTS

CD13 LOUIS VIERNE Naïades ∙ OLIVIER MESSIAEN Combat de la Mort et de la Vie
WILLIAM MATHIAS (1934–1992) Variations on a Hymn Tune (Braint)
The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St. Alban, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE (1637–1707) Toccata in F major, BuxWV 156
GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI (1583–1643) Aria detto to Balletto
LUIGI ROSSI (1597–1653) Toccata Settima ∙ ARTHUR HONEGGER (1892–1955) Fugue
ANTON HEILLER (1923–1979) In Festo Corporis Christi
Chapel of Clare College, Cambridge, England

CD14 ANTONIO VALENTE (1520–1580) Lo ballo dell’ Intorcia
CÉSAR FRANCK
(1822–1890) Chorale No. 2 in B minor
ANTON HEILLER
(1923–1979) Tanz-Toccata ∙ PETR EBEN (1929–2007) Walpurgisnacht (from Faust)
JEHAN ALAIN
(1911–1940) Trois Danses ∙ OLIVIER MESSIAEN Transports de joie
The Royal Albert Hall, London

CD15 MARCEL DUPRÉ Le Monde dans l’attente du Sauveur ( from Symphonie-Passion) ∙ JEHAN ALAIN Intermezzo
CHARLES TOURNEMIRE (1870–1939) Choral-paraphrase sur le Victimae Paschali Transcribed Maurice Duruflé
Birmingham Oratory, UK
JEHAN ALAIN
Deux Fantaisies
Royal Festival Hall, London
JEAN LANGLAIS (1907–1991) Incantation pour un jour saint
MAURICE DURUFLÉ (1902–1986) Prélude sur l’Introit de l’Epiphanie
LÉON BOËLLMANN (1862–1897) Versets sur ‘Adoro Te’
JEANNE DEMESSIEUX (1921–1968) Deux Chorale Preludes ∙ Te Deum
Aarhus Domkirke, Denmark

CD16-17 CÉSAR FRANCK (1822–1890) Complete Organ Works
Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France

OLIVIER MESSIAEN

CD18 Le Banquet Celeste ∙ Diptyque ∙ Apparition de l’Église Éternelle ∙ L’Ascension

CD19 La Nativité du Seigneur

CD20 Les Corps glorieux

CD21 Messe de la Pentecôte ∙ Verset pour la fête de la Dédicace ∙ Livre d’Orgue

CD22 Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité
The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC

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