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No 1: Austrian Hymn [9'52]
Movement 3: Moto Ostinato [5'09]
Movement: Hungarian March [4'29]
The end of June saw much ink spilled over whether the British or the Chinese organized the more spectacular fireworks to mark the handover of Hong Kong; Christopher Herrick's display on the Rieger organ of the HK Cultural Centre makes a third strong contender.
The organ has ninety-three speaking stops, and its 8,000 pipes are here unleashed on such gems as Elgar's Imperial March and the Hungarian March 'Rákóczi' from Berlioz's Damnation of Faust, here in a stunning arrangement by W T Best. The imperial theme is continued with such works as Paine's Concert Variations on the Austrian Hymn, and Reger's Variations and Fugue on 'Heil dir im Siegerkranz' (the tune being more recognizable, to English listeners at least, as 'God save the King').
|Organ Fireworks, Vol. 1|
'If you want only one CD of a grand organ this has to be it' (Gramophone)
'A tour de force' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)» More
|Organ Fireworks, Vol. 2|
'The most stunning recording of this organ ever made. Buy it!' (Organists' Review)
'What a joy for organ fanciers' (Which CD)» More
|Organ Fireworks, Vol. 5|
'An organ, the mere sound of which can send shivers down the spine … breathtaking … another splendid disc as thrilling and truly spectacular ...» More
|Organ Fireworks, Vol. 6|
'Christopher Herrick's runaway success as a recording artist can be explained not simply by his technical brilliance but also by his sympathetic and i ...
'Though this is a disc absolutely not to be missed by all lovers of the Edwardian organ and its music, I would say that it rises above this narrow mus ...» More
|Organ Fireworks, Vol. 7|
'This performance [Reubke] surpasses any version yet to appear on CD. I can't think of any other organ record which I've found so unfailingly magnific ...» More