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Track(s) taken from CDA66778

Tuba Tune


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: March 1995
Wellington Town Hall, New Zealand
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Geoffrey Eyles
Release date: November 1995
Total duration: 2 minutes 15 seconds


'Christopher Herrick's runaway success as a recording artist can be explained not simply by his technical brilliance but also by his sympathetic and imaginative approach to individual venues and instruments … This disc will be eagerly added to existing Fireworks collections, and may be savoured by new converts as the musical equivalent of a vintage madeira' (Classic CD)

'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 musical bracket and is of great musical worth full stop!' (Organists' Review)
Craig Sellar Lang was a New Zealander by birth, from Napier, a port about two hundred miles north-east of Wellington in the North Island. His family emigrated to England and he studied music at the Royal College of Music in London where he was a pupil of Stanford. He took up teaching as a profession, first at Clifton College in Bristol, where he had been a schoolboy, then at Christ's Hospital, Horsham.

The Tuba Tune is designed for the high-pressure trumpet-like reed stop of that name, a rank which is often powerful enough to sound over the full organ. Lang's joyful piece has established a firm place in the repertory through its combination of dancing vitality and a sense of occasion.

from notes by Ian Carson © 1995

Craig Sellar Lang néo-zélandais de naissance, est originaire de Napier, un port situé à environ 300 kilomètres au nord-est de Wellington dans l'île du Nord. Sa famille émigra en Angleterre où il fut l'élève de Stanford au Royal College of Music de Londres. Il devint professeur, d'abord au Clifton College de Bristol où il avait lui-même été étudiant, puis au Christ's Hospital, à Horsham.

Le Tuba Tune est écrit pour les registres à haute pression qui ressemblent à la trompette; ces registres sont assez puissants pour couvrir l'orgue tout entier. Par sa vitalité dansante et sa dimension événementielle, ce morceau plein d'entrain de Lang est fermement établi dans le répertoire de la musique pour orgue.

extrait des notes rédigées par Ian Carson © 1995

Craig Sellar Lang war ein gebürtiger Neuseeländer aus Napier, einem Hafen ungfähr 300 km nordöstlich von Wellington auf der Nordinsel. Seine Familie emigrierte nach England, und er studierte Musik am Royal College of Music in London, wo er ein Schüler Stanfords war. Beruflich begann er zuerst am Clifton College in Bristol, wo er selbst Schüler war, dann am Christ's Hospital in Horsham zu unterrichten.

Das Tuba Tune ist für eine gleichnamige, trompetenähnliche Zungenstimme von hohem Druck, ein Register, das oft kraftvoll genug ist, um durch das volle Orgelwerk zu tönen, geschrieben worden. Durch seine Kombination von tänzerischer Vitalität und Sinn für den Anlaß, nimmt Langs fröhliches Stück einen festen Platz im Repertoire ein.

aus dem Begleittext von Ian Carson © 1995

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