‘Exordia ad missam’ : my lockdown recordings

The following exordia ad missam (tr. preludes to the mass) are short pieces that I recorded during the lockdown of 2020 for use by a local church at the start of its Sunday services, then being live-streamed online. For some of my other lockdown recordings got to: J. S. Bach’s ‘Orgelbüchlein’ : my lockdown recordings.

florence priceAndrew Pink performs (2021) ‘Adoration‘ (1951) by Florence Price (1887–1953)

henri mulet in 1911Andrew Pink performs (2020) ‘Noel’ (Esquisses Byzantines, 1920) by Henri Mulet (1878–1967).

Andrew Pink performs (2020) ‘Interlude’ (Three Characteristic Pieces, 1957) by Jean Langlais (1907–91).

Andrew Pink performs (2020) ‘Alma redemptoris mater‘ (Eight Short Preludes on Gregorian Themes, Op 45. 1958)  by Marcel Dupré  (1886–1971).

Andrew Pink performs (2020) ‘Rorate caeli‘ (Twelve Choral-Preludes on Gregorian Themes. Op. 8. 1947)  by Jeanne Demessieux (1921–68). 


Kate Loder (1825–1904)Andrew Pink performs (2020) ‘Voluntary in B-flat‘ (Six Easy Voluntaries. Second set. 1891) by Kate Loder (1825–1904) ” … for the most part fresh and genial in character […] somewhat suggestive of Spohr in the numerous chromatic progressions.” (Musical Times. Vol. 32, No. 579 (May  1, 1891), p. 297). 

Flor PeetersAndrew Pink performs (2020) ‘Fantasie Inviolata‘ (Four Improvisations on Gregorian Melodies. Op.6/iv, 1946) by Flor Peeters (1903–86).

Incipit inviolata

Noel Rawsthorne
Noel Rawsthorne

Andrew Pink performs (2020) ‘Interlude in C‘ (Adagio Collection, 1999)  by Noel Rawsthorne (1929–2019).

Techincal notes

– Temperament: Equal; pitch A=440
– Organ: Viscount Sonus 60
– Microphone: Zoom Q2N-4K
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