Prior to the first public performance of the renovated Brindley and Foster organ was complete Simon Nieminski, Grand Organist was commissioned by Grand Lodge to produce a CD of organ music (see the CD cover image) which was recorded from the organ September 2009.
The opportunity was taken to film Simon playing the organ together with images of Grand Hall. Part of that filming is now available to view on YouTube. The film is of 8 minutes 38 seconds duration and gives an excellent introduction to the music CD. It also contains some excellent views of Grand Hall and there is an interview with the people who restored the organ. To see the video click here or on the previous link.
The Grand Organist, Simon Nieminski, M.A., F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M., has brought together a most interesting selection of music. The CD costs £12.99.
The CD tracks are as follows:1. Overture: "Die Zauberflote" (The Magic Flute). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) • 8.022. Andante in F, K.616. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) • 6.413. Coronach "A Highland Lament." Edgar Barratt (1877 - 1928) • 4.164. Concert Fantasia on Scottish Melodies. Albert Lister Peace (1844 - 1912) • 11.485. Flowers of the Forest. Sir Frederick Bridge (1853 - 1929) • 6.156. Adagio from Symphony No.3 in A major "Scottish." Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809 - 1847) • 11.117. Emporer Variations (From String Quartet Op 76 No.3). "Franz" Josef Hadyn (1732 - 1809) • 5.038. The Wanderer Toccata and Fugue. Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry (1848 - 1918) • 14.299. Variations on "Auld Lang Syne" Op 30. Eugene Thayer (1838 - 1918) • 7.07
Almost 75 minutes playing time.