Collection: Sounds of St Giles

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COMPOSERS: Britten,Fleury,Franck,Mendelssohn,Mulet
LABELS: York
WORKS: Prelude & Fugue in G BWV 541, Jubilate Deo In C, Wachet Auf, Uns Ruft Die Stimme BWV 645, God is with us – A Christmas Proclamation, Variations sur un noel Bourguignon 6. Piece Heroique, An Wasserflussen Babylon BWV 653, Drop, Drop, Slow Tears, O mensch, bewein dein sunde gross BWV 622, Incantation pur un jour saint, Jean Langlais, Heilig, O clap your hands Ralph, Tu es Petra
PERFORMER: Choir of St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh/Michael Harris (Organ), John Harris (Organ)
CATALOGUE NO: CD 141

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The nimble, expressive playing of Michael Harris in Bach, Franck, Fleury, Langlais and Mulet showcases the tonal brilliance of the 1993 Rieger organ. The adult choir performs Britten, Tavener, Vaughan Williams and Leighton (‘Drop, Drop Slow Tears’) with a conviction marred only by a tendency to sing flat. Graeme Kay