OBITUARY: JOHN SCOTTThe celebrated organist and music director was at the height of his powers.
Behind the scenes of the 1735 Richard Bridge organ at Christ Church, restored to its former glory by William Drake Ltd. (COVER PHOTOGRAPH © S.R.B. HUMPHREYS)
Meet the polymath whose choral music is sung and loved worldwide – but this is only one aspect of his life and work.
THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL
Luminescent Mathias, and how the organ had a close shave with extinction.
The new Marcussen organ for the Danish city’s House of Music has a bold design mirroring the state-of-the-art architecture.
BRAZILIAN CHORAL MUSIC
Not just Villa-Lobos! The South American country has a canon of repertoire that is well worth choirs exploring.
SUPPLEMENT: SCHOLARSHIPS & VOICE TRIALS
Cathedrals, churches, colleges and schools for choristers, choral scholars and organists.
Visits to Alkmaar and St Albans reveal that the world of young organists is thriving.
Introducing the musical chameleons who can ‘change style on a sixpence’.
SUFFOLK ORGANS: 5
How did a Bishop & Son organ win the argument with a congregation opposed to instruments?
Head to Norway for a bird’s-eye view of liturgical music in Trondheim.
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NEW MUSIC : Ben Comeau’s Theme and Variations for solo organ.
RAISING STANDARDS: David Hill on Mozart’s Solemn Vespers.
TUTORIAL: David Goode offers a beginner’s guide to improvisation.
STUDIO NOTES: The Choir of Royal Holloway records works by René Clausen and Stephen Paulus for a new CD for Hyperion.
REVIEWS: ‘Vital energy’ in Dvorák’s Requiem, organ music for Louis XIV, Sietze de Vries on Hamburg’s Katharinenkirche organ, Guilmant organ sonatas, choral music from Brazil and the Arctic Circle, MacMillan’s St Luke Passion, Priory’s five-star Coventry DVD, a ‘visually stunning’ DVD of Handel, organ music by Callahan and Muhly, Christmas music from Oxford, Helmut Rilling on Messiah, and a harmonium handbook.
PLATFORM: James McVinnie with Bedroom Community at the RFH.