Francis Grier: Music for Organ Tom Winpenny

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Album-Release:
2018

HRA-Release:
07.09.2018

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  • Francis Grier (1955- ):
  • 1Te Deum: No. 2, Te aeternum Patrem omnis terra venerator02:02
  • 2Te Deum: No. 8, Pleni sunt caeli et terra majestatis gloriae tuæ03:59
  • 3Te Deum: No. 13, Patrem immensæ majestatis02:01
  • 4Te Deum: No. 18, Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem03:01
  • 5Te Deum: No. 22, Te ergo quæsumus02:04
  • 6Te Deum: No. 26, Per singulos dies, benedicimus te02:36
  • 7Te Deum: No. 30, Fiat misericordia tua Domine super nos04:17
  • 8Domine, probasti07:50
  • 9Deo gratias: I. Largamente - Allegro assai03:53
  • 10Deo Gratias: II. Andante02:18
  • 11Deo Gratias: III. Tempo primo - Allegro05:32
  • 12Vigilia noctis (44.1 kHz)08:40
  • 13In nomine: I. In nomine (John Taverner)01:54
  • 14In nomine: II. In nomine I03:52
  • 15In nomine: III. In nomine (William Blytheman)01:22
  • 16In nomine: IV. In nomine II03:49
  • 17Chorale Prelude on Wir haben schwerlich04:03
  • 18Organ Sonata: I. With Passion, Anger and Arrogance04:03
  • 19Organ Sonata: II. Mournfully03:07
  • 20Organ Sonata: III. Allegretto. Nervously02:24
  • 21Organ Sonata: IV. Allegro. With Joy (44.1 kHz)03:07
  • 22Meditation06:53
  • Total Runtime01:22:47

Info for Francis Grier: Music for Organ



Francis Grier is well known as a composer as well as a performer. This recording by organist Tom Winpenny gives listeners a unique insight into the organ music of Francis Grier in world premiere recordings. Played on the magnificent organ of St Albans Cathedral, this instrument shows the depth of range and color of Grier's magnificent organ music. Tom Winpenny is Assistant Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral where his duties include accompanying the daily choral services and directing the acclaimed Abbey Girls Choir. Previously, he was Sub-Organist at St Paul's Cathedral, and during this time he performed with the Cathedral Choir at the American Guild of Organists National Convention, performed in Mahler's Symphony no. 8 with Valery Gergiev and the LSO, and played for many great state occasions. He has also broadcast regularly on BBC Radio and been featured on American Public Media's Pipedreams. Since January 2016 he has been Musical Director of the London Pro Arte Choir.

Tom Winpenny, organ


Tom Winpenny
is Assistant Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral where his duties include accompanying the daily choral services and directing the acclaimed Abbey Girls Choir. Previously, he was Sub-Organist at St Paul's Cathedral, and during this time he performed with the Cathedral Choir at the American Guild of Organists National Convention, performed in Mahler's Symphony no. 8 with Valery Gergiev and the LSO, and played for many great state occasions. He has also broadcast regularly on BBC Radio and been featured on American Public Media's Pipedreams.

He began organ lessons under John Scott Whiteley while a chorister at York Minster, and continued as a Music Scholar at Eton College under Alastair Sampson. After holding the post of Organ Scholar at Worcester Cathedral and then St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, he was for three years Organ Scholar at King's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a degree in music. With the Choir of King's College, he gave concerts in the USA, Hong Kong and throughout Europe, in addition to appearing as their accompanist on CD releases on EMI Classics.

He has taken part in the first performance of works by Sir John Tavener, Judith Bingham, Jonathan Dove, Francis Grier and Francis Pott. He has studied with Thomas Trotter and Johannes Geffert, and won First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2008 Miami International Organ Competition.

Recent and forthcoming engagements include recitals in Leeds Town Hall, Truro Cathedral, Stockholm Cathedral and in the USA in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Independence, Missouri. His solo organ recordings include a recital on the organ of St Albans Cathedral (JAV Recordings), organ works by Judith Bingham (Naxos) - including the first recording of the concerto Jacob's Ladder, and music by Charles Villiers Stanford, played on the organ of Queens' College, Cambridge (Resonus Classics). He also directs St Albans Abbey Girls Choir in a recently-released recording of Mendelssohn Choral Works (Naxos).

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