The Kelvingrove Organ: Overture Transcriptions

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Timothy Byram-Wigfield, currently Master of Music at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, plays a variety of Edwardian transcriptions on one of the world’s finest concert organs, the Lewis organ in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Gallery.

"Full and imaginative use is made of the Kelvingrove organ’s colourful registers, and the opulent magnificence of this instrument is well captured by Delphian’s recording"

"Exhilarating … Never daunted by the fearsome difficulties of many of Lemare’s and Best’s arrangements, nor fazed by the limited 1901 controls of the chunky console, Byram-Wigfield delights in finding just the right sounds, textures and tempi to make these works sound like real organ music. There is delicacy, humour, drive, vigour, lightness of touch and heroic utterance here, to which these fine compositions respond by revealing their all. I love it!"


Producer: Paul Baxter
Venue: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
Release date: 2003
Catalogue No: DCD34004
Total playing time: 1:15:36

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