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WILLIAMSON, M.: Organ Music - Peace Pieces / Little Carols of the Saints / Elegy / Mass of a Medieval Saint (Winpenny)

    

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WILLIAMSON, M.: Organ Music - Peace Pieces / Little Carols of the Saints / Elegy / Mass of a Medieval Saint (Winpenny)

One of Australia’s greatest composers, Malcolm Williamson settled in Britain and rose to the position of Master of the Queen’s Music in 1975. He was championed by a number of prominent musical figures and wrote in almost every genre. A skilled keyboard player and a Catholic convert, he wrote for the organ throughout his life and these works reveal his deep immersion in religious music, initially inspired by Messiaen. His instinct for dramatic bravura and colourful registrations can be heard in Résurgence du Feu (Pâques 1959) whilst the beautiful poetic miniatures Little Carols of the Saints reveal deeply human qualities, elements developed more substantially in Mass of a Medieval Saint. Elegy – JFK is fittingly sombre.



Disc 1

Williamson, Malcolm

  Peace Pieces
1.   Book 1: No. 1. Peace in Childhood 00:05:40
2.   Book 1: No. 2. Peace in Youth 00:06:22
3.   Book 1: No. 3. Peace in Solitude 00:03:09
4.   Book 2: No. 4. Peace in America 00:08:01
5.   Book 2: No. 5. The Wise Men Visit the Prince of Peace 00:07:02
6.   Book 2: No. 6. The Peace of God that Passeth All Understanding 00:15:43


Disc 2

Williamson, Malcolm

  Résurgence du Feu (Pâques 1959)
1.   Résurgence du Feu (Pâques 1959) 00:05:36
  2 Epitaphs for Edith Sitwell
2.   No. 1. — 00:03:07
3.   No. 2. — 00:01:53
  Little Carols of the Saints
4.   No. 1. The Magdalene in the Garden 00:04:41
5.   No. 2. Francis of Assisi 00:03:19
6.   No. 3. Stephen at Peace 00:04:11
7.   No. 4. Ignatius the Soldier 00:02:53
8.   No. 5. Paul upon Mars Hill 00:03:16
  Elegy, "JFK"
9.   Elegy, "JFK" 00:05:25
  Fantasy on This Is My Father's World
10.   Fantasy on This Is My Father's World 00:04:48
  Mass of a Medieval Saint
11.   Introit 00:03:06
12.   Gradual 00:01:54
13.   Offertory 00:02:19
14.   Communion 00:04:32
15.   Sortie 00:02:24

Total Playing Time: 01:39:21






Composer(s):
Williamson, Malcolm

Artist(s):
Winpenny, Tom

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.571375-76

Barcode: 747313137572

Physical Release: 09/2016

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