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Track(s) taken from CDA66258

Passacaglia on a theme by Dunstable

composer
tune 'The Agincourt Song'

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: May 1987
Royal Albert Hall, United Kingdom
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: September 1988
Total duration: 7 minutes 11 seconds
 
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'The most stunning recording of this organ ever made. Buy it!' (Organists' Review)

'What a joy for organ fanciers' (Which CD)
John Dunstable was the greatest English composer of the first half of the fifteenth century and was at one time credited with writing a carol which has become known as the Agincourt Song, praising God for Henry V's famous victory. This carol has become adopted as a hymn tune, known by the original opening words, 'Deo Gracias'.

John Weaver lists his hobbies as railroads and mountain climbing, appropriate perhaps for one who has built his musical career around the mightiest of musical instruments, the organ. He wrote this Passacaglia in 1978 for the twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations for the state trumpets at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York City.

from notes by Ian Carson 1988

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