Andrew Thomson
Choir & Organ
July 2008

This is a fine sounding organ of rare historical interest; it was built by H.C. Lincoln in 1818 for George IV's Brighton Pavilion and moved to its present location in 1855. With a varied programme of Bach, Mendelssohn, Dubois and Vaughan Williams, Joseph Nolan displays its qualities in style. Particularly enjoyable is Noel Rawsthorne's idiomatic Dance Suite of traditional Yorkshire melodies, to which Nolan brings exactly the right touch—crisp, rhythmic playing but also a certain restraint which prevents this music from sounding merely vulgar or camp.