OBITUARY: Eric Ericson – Sweden’s choral maestro influenced generations of choir directors.
OBITUARY: Marie-Claire Alain – The renowned French organist, editor, and inspirational teacher.
CONTRACT BRIDGE – The importance of thorough research before approaching a builder.
LOÏC MALLIÉ – The French improviser talks about form, faith, and following in Messiaen’s footsteps.
CITY CHAMBER CHOIR – The champions of new and rarely heard music celebrate their 25th anniversary with a composer-in-residence scheme.
ON TOUR – A tour company and local people help Hereford Cathedral Voluntary Choir bring English music to Nuremberg audiences.
GALLERY – Newcastle’s refurbished Pugin cathedral is enhanced by the addition of a new Tickell organ that reflects the warmth of its surroundings.
CHORUS LINES – The benefits of choirs in the workplace.
FESTIVALS SUPPLEMENT: Wherever you are, there’s one near you – don’t miss the opportunity to catch some amazing music this year!
FUGUE STATE FILMS – The young recording company that is making a speciality of filming organs has just released a magnum opus on the work of Cavaillé-Coll.
FROM THE ARCHIVE – The origins of the Leith Hill Music Festival, and Stephen Bicknell’s take on mixtures.
JOHN WELLINGHAM – He has lost none of his vision or vigour: the octogenarian who co-founded the John Loosemore Centre for Early Music continues to inspire his organ students.
KENNETH LEIGHTON – His music was at times characterised by a lyricism and intense emotion, at others by energetic rhythms and counterpoint – Britain’s distinguished post-war composer.
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PLANT LIFE – a 1763 Gray organ restored by Goetze & Gwynn.
NEW MUSIC – Ben Parker’s The Affects of a Butterfly.
RAISING STANDARDS David Hill approaches Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and Ceremony of Carols.
TUTORIAL David Goode looks at two of Whitlock’s Five Short Pieces.
REVIEWS Fugatto’s Complete Reger Edition with Roberto Marini, a John Adams choral premiere, Paavo Heininen organ works, Fugue State Films’ major Cavaillé-Coll release, Richard Rodney Bennett choral CDs, ‘spectacular performances’ by Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, Finzi and Holst from Winchester, Polyphony’s St John Passion, organ scores by Tunder, Laukvik, Wammes and Smits, and a guide to conducting renaissance choral works.
CASE STUDY – Grote Sint Laurenskerk, Alkmaar.