‘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 2020–21 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.


Maude Campbell-Jansen (1884-1958) in 1910

Andrew Pink performs (2021) Meditation (1928) by Maude Campbell-Jansen (1888-1954)

Andrew Pink performs (2021) ‘Melody‘ (Three Short Pieces. 1898) by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

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


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

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). 

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

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

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

Incipit inviolata

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

Alec Rowley (1892-1958)Andrew PInk performs (2021) ‘Picardy‘ (A Book of Hymn Tune Voluntaries [by various]. 1950) by Alec Rowley (1892–1958).

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

Andrew PInk performs (2021) ‘Allegretto‘ (Kleine Präludien und IntermezziOp. 9. 1932) by Hermann Schroeder (1904–84). 


Techincal notes

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