‘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.

Nadia Boulanger

Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979)

Andrew Pink performs (2021) ‘Inprovisation (Trois Improvisations. 1911–12)

Kate Boundy (1863–1913)

Andrew Pink performs (2021) ‘Even Song’ (The Village Organist. Vol. 11. 1898)

Maude Campbell-Jansen (1884-1958) in 1910

Maude Campbell-Jansen (1888-1954)

Andrew Pink performs (2021) Meditation (1928). 

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

Andrew Pink performs (2021) ‘Melody’ (Three Short Pieces. 1898). 

Jeanne Demessieux (1921–68)

Andrew Pink performs (2020) ‘Rorate caeli‘ (Twelve Choral-Preludes on Gregorian Themes. Op. 8. 1947) . 

 

Marcel Dupré  (1886–1971)

Andrew Pink performs (2020) ‘Alma redemptoris mater‘ (Eight Short Preludes on Gregorian Themes. Op 45. 1958).

William Faulkes (1863–1933)

Andrew Pink performs (2021) ‘Idylle in D-flat major’ (William Faulkes: Compositions for the Organ. 1902)

Elisa Delaye-Fuchs (1872–?)

Andrew Pink performs (2021) ‘Pièce en La bémol majeur‘ [Piece in A-flat major] Op. 25 (Maîtres contemporains de l’orgue. Vol. 5. 1914. 93–94)

Harvey Grace (1874–1944)

Andrew Pink performs (2021) ‘Cradle Song’ (Ten Compositions for the Organ. 1922) 

Kate Loder (1825–1904) Kate Loder (1825–1904)

Andrew Pink performs (2020) ‘Voluntary in B-flat‘ (Six Easy Voluntaries. Second set. 1891). ” … 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). 

 Jean Langlais (1907–91)

Andrew Pink performs (2020) ‘Interlude’ (Three Characteristic Pieces, 1957).

Olivier Messiaen (1908–92)

Andrew Pink performs (2021) Le Banquet Céleste (1928)

henri mulet in 1911Henri Mulet (1878–1967)

Andrew Pink performs (2020) ‘Noel’ (Esquisses Byzantines, 1920).

Flor PeetersFlor Peeters (1903–86)

Andrew Pink performs (2020) ‘Fantasie Inviolata‘ (Four Improvisations on Gregorian Melodies. Op.6/iv, 1946).

Incipit inviolata

Marie Prestat (1862–1933)

Andrew Pink performs (2021) ‘Offrande à la Vierge: Alma redemptoris mater ‘ (Maîtres contemporains de l’orgue. Vol.4. 1914)

florence price Florence Price (1887–1953)

Andrew Pink performs (2021) Adoration (1951)

Alec Rowley (1892-1958) Alec Rowley (1892–1958).

Andrew PInk performs (2021) ‘Picardy‘ (A Book of Hymn Tune Voluntaries [by various]. 1950)

Noel RawsthorneNoel Rawsthorne (1929–2019)

Andrew Pink performs:(2020) ‘Interlude in C‘ (Adagio Collection, 1999)  by .

 Hermann Schroeder (1904–84).

Andrew PInk performs (2021) ‘Allegretto‘ (Kleine Präludien und IntermezziOp. 9. 1932)

Quentin Thomas (b. 1972)

Andrew Pink performas (2021) ‘Prelude on St Columba’ (1996)

Techincal notes

– Temperament: Equal; pitch A=440
– Organ: Viscount Sonus 60
– Microphone: Zoom Q2N-4K
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J. S. Bach’s ‘Orgelbüchlein’ : my lockdown recordings

J S BachJ. S. Bach’s Orgelbüchlein (BWV 599–644) is a set of 48 short organ pieces that were composed over several decades from 1704 onwards. Bach’s idea was to assemble 164 works in a variety of styles all based on Lutheran hymn-tunes associated with each season of the church year. This was not only for liturgical use but also as a pedagogical resource. Alas, the project remained incomplete at the composer’s death.
        I begain recording these pieces during the UK Covid–pandemic lockdown of 2020–21 for use by a local church at the conclusion of its Sunday services, then being live-streamed online.
         I am adding further recordings of Orgelbüchlein works as they are made.  For some of my other lockdown recordings go to: Exordia ad missam’: my lockdown recordings.

Advent

Christmas

Epiphany

Purification

Passiontide

Good Friday

Suggested  reading
Peter Williams.The Organ Music of J. S. Bach. Second edition.(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003)

Technical notes.
– Edition: Johann Sebastien Bach Orgelbüchlein. Series: Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke. IV/i (Kassel ; London : Bärenreiter 1987)
– Temperament: Werckmeister III; pitch A=440

– Organ: Viscount Sonus 60
– Microphone: Zoom Q2N-4K

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