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David Baskeyfield, Grand Prize Canadian International Organ Competition 2014 - works by MacMillan, Howells, Whitlock, Saint-Saëns, Willan

Album Summary

>MacMillan, Ernest : Cortege académique
>Morel, François : Prière, for organ
>Howells, Herbert : Rhapsodies (3) for Organ, Op. 17
>Hollins, Alfred : Scherzo, for organ
>Whitlock, Percy : Plymouth Suite, for organ
>Vierne, Louis : Naïades, for organ (from Pièces de Fantaisie), Op. 55/4
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Preludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 109
>Manari, Raffaele : Studio da concerto "Salve Regina", for organ
>Willan, Healey : Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue for Organ in E flat major, B 149
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Originally from England, organist David Baskeyfield, 2014 Canadian Int'l Organ Competition first-prize winner, is heard in a diverse program, including works by Saint-Sans, Howells and Vierne, showcasing the organ of St Paul's Church in Toronto - an ideal instrument to introduce the organist to a new generation of listeners. Though the St. Paul's organ has not been recorded in recent years, it is well known to organ historians. Mr. Baskeyfield is active as an accompanist, continuo player and occasional cocktail pianist, and has an occasion given theatre organ recitals.

American Record Guide, May/June 2016
The real gem of this recording is his magnificent performance of the Healey Willan Introduction, Passagalia, and Fugue. Willan wrote that masterpiece specifically for this organ, the 106-stop Casavant in St Paul's Anglican Church, Bloor Street, Toronto. When it was installed in 1914 (rebuilt in 1955) it was the largest organ in North America and third largest in the world. It is perfectly suited for the power and color demanded by Willan, and Baskeyfield handles it superbly. The piece has been recorded many times, which produces a wonderfully atmospheric performance. I have listened to this several times with great enjoyment. The booklet contains extensive notes on the music and the organ.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Église Saint Paul's Bloor Street, Toronto (Ontario), Ca (05/19/2015-05/21/2015).



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Works Details

>MacMillan, Ernest : Cortege académique
  • Performer: David Baskeyfield (Organ)
  • Notes: Église Saint Paul's Bloor Street, Toronto (Ontario), Canada (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Morel, François : Prière, for organ
  • Performer: David Baskeyfield (Organ)
  • Notes: Église Saint Paul's Bloor Street, Toronto (Ontario), Canada (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Howells, Herbert : Rhapsodies (3) for Organ, Op. 17
  • Performer: David Baskeyfield (Organ)
  • Notes: Église Saint Paul's Bloor Street, Toronto (Ontario), Canada (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Hollins, Alfred : Scherzo, for organ
  • Performer: David Baskeyfield (Organ)
  • Notes: Église Saint Paul's Bloor Street, Toronto (Ontario), Canada (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Whitlock, Percy : Plymouth Suite, for organ
  • Performer: David Baskeyfield (Organ)
  • Notes: Église Saint Paul's Bloor Street, Toronto (Ontario), Canada (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vierne, Louis : Naïades, for organ (from Pièces de Fantaisie), Op. 55/4
  • Performer: David Baskeyfield (Organ)
  • Notes: Église Saint Paul's Bloor Street, Toronto (Ontario), Canada (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Preludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 109
  • Performer: David Baskeyfield (Organ)
  • Notes: Église Saint Paul's Bloor Street, Toronto (Ontario), Canada (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Manari, Raffaele : Studio da concerto "Salve Regina", for organ
  • Performer: David Baskeyfield (Organ)
  • Notes: Église Saint Paul's Bloor Street, Toronto (Ontario), Canada (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Willan, Healey : Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue for Organ in E flat major, B 149
  • Performer: David Baskeyfield (Organ)
  • Notes: Église Saint Paul's Bloor Street, Toronto (Ontario), Canada (05/19/2015-05/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern