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Track(s) taken from CDA67228

An Occasional Trumpet Voluntary

after Jeremiah Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: November 2000
Berner Münster, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: August 2001
Total duration: 3 minutes 36 seconds


'Another feast of organ music played on a fine instrument. Herrick’s playing … can only be described as unfailingly brilliant … Hyperion has found … the key to the continued success of this hugely enjoyable and, at times, downright spectacular series of Organ Fireworks. Herrick is a musician with a powerful urge to communicate. And communicate he does, drawing on his enormous technical and intellectual resources to turn out performances which sometimes amaze, often astound but never fail to stimulate' (Gramophone)

'A definite recommendation for this latest Fireworks CD is in order' (International Record Review)
Patrick Gowers’ relatively small output includes several virtuoso works for the organ, music for the Three Choirs Festival, and a guitar concerto for John Williams. He is perhaps most widely known for his film scores, including those for a memorable series of Sherlock Holmes stories for television. This sizzling piece treats Jeremiah Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary in the manner of a French toccata with a rumba rhythm thrown in for good measure.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 2001

La production relativement modeste de Patrick Gowers comprend plusieurs pièces virtuoses pour orgue, des morceaux destinés au Three Choirs Festival et un concerto pour guitare écrit pour John Williams. C’est sans doute pour ses musiques de film qu’il est le plus connu, et notamment pour son illustration sonore d’une mémorable série de Sherlock Holmes à la télévision. Cette éblouissante pièce traite le Voluntary pour trompette de Jeremiah Clarke à la manière d’une toccata française, relevée d’un rythme de rumba pour faire bonne mesure.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Westrop © 2001
Français: Josée Bégaud

Patrick Gowers’ relativ kleines Oeuvre umfaßt mehrere virtuose Orgelwerke, Musik für das Three Choirs Festival und ein Gitarrenkonzert für John Williams. Am bekanntesten ist er wohl für seine Filmmusiken, beispielsweise für eine unvergeßliche Fernsehserie von Sherlock-Holmes-Geschichten. Die beschwingte Werk bearbeitet Jeremiah Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary nach Art einer französischen Toccata unter Zugabe eines Rumbarhythmus.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 2001
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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