Organs in Glasgow

Two of the UK’s foremost keyboard interpreters come together in a selection of music played on Glasgow’s finest organs. Instruments by Hill, Lewis and Willis are heard alongside other contemporary examples showcasing the golden age in Glasgow’s organ-building history. The 20-page colour booklet comprises notes on the music by the artists, specifications of the organs and colour pictures of their consoles, an accompanying essay providing an overview of organ-building in Glasgow, and an individual note on each instrument.

"Classy playing, classy disc"

The Scotsman

"Their performances are stylish and sympathetic and the music and organs are beautifully matched. Full marks, too, for executive producer Matthew Hynes’s informative booklet."

"There is an obvious attractiveness in the idea of an ‘organ assortment’, and in such expert and enthusiastic hands this delightful collection of different tonal palettes and acoustics does not disappoint."

"I found myself thinking repeatedly how skilfully the players have used the resources of each instrument, achieving a wide dynamic and tonal range by judicious use of the available sounds. Whether for enjoyment or for a masterclass, do buy this CD."


"Their playing is always stylish and sympathetic; a joy to listen to. Matthew Hynes provides a first-rate booklet and this CD is undoubtedly a valuable showcase for British organ-building at its modest best."


Release date: 1 December 2004
Catalogue No: DCD34032
Total playing time: 1:18:28
Recorded on 22 July 2004 at Shettleston Old Parish Church and St Margaret's Parish Church, Knightswood; 23 July 2004 at Partick Methodist Church; 2 September 2004 at Dennistoun Blackfriars Parish Church and St Bride's Episcopal Church, Hyndland; 3 September 2004 at University of Glasgow Concert Hall

Producer: Paul Baxter
Engineer: David Strudwick
24-bit digital editing: Paul Baxter
24-bit digital mastering: Paul Baxter
Design: Kevin Findlan
Photography: Paul Baxter

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