ROGER WRIGHT: The outgoing Proms director wants to attract new audiences for classical music.
GALLERY: A Spanish cathedral’s new organ blends the creative genius of Jean Guillou and the technical proficiency of Orgelbau Klais.
LUKASZEWSKI REQUIEM: The Polish composer’s latest choral work brings solace to those who mourn.
JAPAN: ‘Two organs, both alike in dignity…’ but distinctive in character: Rikkyo University’s new Tickell English organ, and French-influenced Fisk. COVER PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY RIKKYO UNIVERSITY
BELFAST: Music in the two cathedrals is helping to build bridges in Ulster’s former hotspot.
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF PIPE ORGAN BUILDERS: There’s one near you: organ builders around the world, introduced by Ian Bell’s assessment of the state of the trade after the ups and downs of recent years.
WW1 MUSIC: Letters home from the Front give personal insights into the musical diet of 1914.
COMMEMORATING WW1: Commissioned works, exhibitions, plays, ballets, concerts – Britain reflects on the outbreak of hostilities in myriad ways.
EDINGTON PRIORY: The medieval church turned to Harrison & Harrison for a new organ to support liturgical music and serve a major festival.
FRENCH ORGAN MUSIC: A student researches some of the considerations in performing French organ music on English instruments.
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NEW MUSIC: DCCL:750 for organ and trumpet, by Lucy Pankhurst.
RAISING STANDARDS: David Hill gives advice on conducting Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius Part 1.
STUDIO NOTES: Stephen Layton and Polyphony record Arvo Pärt.
REVIEWS: MDG's 'outstanding' CD of the Stralsund Stellwagen, organ works by Carson Cooman, Whitlock’s Organ Sonata at the Temple Church, Jan Lehtola in Finland and Sweden, Cappella Nova’s ‘essential’ MacMillan, Bjørnstad’s Sunrise cantata, a round-up of liturgical releases, John Adams’s epic ‘Gospel’, Thomas Trotter captures the essence of Shropshire, new anthem books from Novello and Faber, and Poulenc’s letters and interviews.