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Toccata for organ and tape


Harvey was amongst the composers who led the way in the field of electro-acoustic music. In Toccata (1980) for organ and pre-recorded tape, written in the same year as Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco, the composer asked for the sound source to be placed very close to the organ pipes. It is an exciting piece to hear live, as the organist interacts with the pre-recorded sounds. Toccata was often played around the world by John Scott, the illustrious former St John’s organ student, and indeed it featured in the last recital he gave here in the college.

from notes by Andrew Nethsingha © 2015


Harvey: Deo
Studio Master: SIGCD456Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track-specific metadata for SIGCD456 track 4

Recording date
17 July 2015
Recording venue
St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Chris Hazell
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Harvey: Deo (SIGCD456)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: May 2016
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