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Advent OratorioAdvent Oratorio
Tom Wright's text depicting the biblical hope of the coming of God set to music by Paul Spicer

Commissioned by the Lichfield Cathedral Special Choir to celebrate their 50th anniversary in December 2009.
Lichfield Cathedral Special Choir
Lichfield Cathedral Choristers (Voice of God: Philip Lancaster, Jesus: Robert Webb)
St. Chad's Camerata (Leader: Martin Hughes)
Natalie Clifton-Griffith: Soprano
Ed Lyon: Tenor
William Berger: Baritone
Conducted by Philip Scriven

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Lichfield Cathedral Chorus

Easter OratorioEaster Oratorio
Tom Wright's powerful resurrection narrative inspiringly set to music by Paul Spicer

Rachel Nicholls, Philip Salmon, Nathan Vale, Jonathan Gunthorpe
Birmingham Bach Choir
Lichfield Cathedral Choristers
Lichfield Cathedral Special Choir
English Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by the Composer

The Easter Oratorio was ‘Editor’s Choice’ in the Gramophone. John Steane described it as: ‘The Easter Oratorio is a major work and the best of its kind to have appeared, certainly since the death of Howells, probably since Howells’ Hymnus Paradisi’

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Organ DreamsOrgan Dreams, Vol 1
(Hyperion CDA67060)

Christopher Herrick (organ)

1 Sir Julius Benedict: March of the Templars op.56 2 Sir Henry Walford Davis: Solemn Melody 3 William Spark: Jerusalem the Golden 4 Antoine Edouard Batiste: Offertoire in G major 5 William Lloyd Webber: Three Recital Pieces 6 Jean Langlais: Hommage à Frescobaldo op.70  7 César Franck: Trois Chorals, No1 Choral in E major 8 Paul Spicer: Dreams of Derry 9 Ludwig van Beethoven: Adagio in F major 10 Sir George Thalben-Ball: Elegy 11 Sir Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius 12 Charles-Valentin Alkan: Treize Prières op.64, No11: Prière in E major

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Easter OratorioAround the World in 80 minutes (Guild GMCD 7165)
Nigel Potts (organ)

1912 Walker organ in the church of the Sacred Heart, Wimbledon, London

1 Walton: Spitfire Prelude  2 Paul Spicer: March for the Retreat of the Governor of Hong Kong  3 Sibelius: Finlandia op.26  4 Duruflé: Scherzo op.2  5 Reger Siegesfeier: op.145/7  6 Sousa: The Liberty Bell  6 Healey Willan: Epithalame (Sortie)  7 Rachmaninov: Vocalise op.34/14 (arr Potts)  8 Paul Spicer: Kiwi Fireworks: Five Variations on 'God Defend New Zealand'  9 Paul Spicer: Dreams of Derry

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Organ Fireworks Vol 6Organ Fireworks Volume 6
(Hyperion CDA66778)

Christopher Herrick (organ)

Organ of Wellington Town Hall, New Zealand

1 Hollins: A Trumpet Minuet  2 Elgar: Sonata in G op.28  3 Sumsion: Introduction and Theme  4 Paul Spicer: Kiwi Fireworks: Five Variations on 'God Defend New Zealand'  5 Lang: Tuba Tune  6 Lemare: Concertstück no.1 in the form of a Polonaise op.80  7 Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger
Publisher: Trumph

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Come Out, LazarCome out, Lazar
Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge
Directed by Sarah MacDonald
Organist Claire Innes-Hopkins

1 Love is Beautiful Indeed  2 His Heart's Desire  3 Glory be to God for Dappled Things  4 Stars, I have seen them fall  5 There is no Rose of such Virtue  6 In a Field as I lay  7 This Child of God  8 Prayer of St.Cuthbert  9 Come out, Lazar  10 A Grace: Inscription in a Monastic Refectory  11 How Love Bleeds (Four Carols for Dark Times): Christmas, Nativity, Carol, Festival  12 Alive  13 Drop, Drop Slow Tears  14 Michael, The Great Prince, shall Arise

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British Fantasies & FanfaresBritish Fantasies
and Fanfares

Nigel Potts plays the Schoenstein organ at St.Paul's Parish, Washington DC

Programme includes Paul Spicer's Saraband (for any 3rd October) and Fanfares and Dances.

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Fanfares and DancesFanfares and Dances
(Regent REGCD259)
Robert Sharpe at the organ of Truro Cathedral

1 Four Pieces for Organ: The Canon's, Fanfare, Fanfare for a Bride, Elegy in Memoriam H.W.S, Paean Oxoniensis  2 Prelude (in homage to Maurice Duruflé)  3 Suite for Organ: Prelude, Aria, Finale * March (Retreat) for the Governor of Hong Kong  4 Elegy and Retrospect  5 Fanfares and Dances  6 The Martyrdom of St.Oswald  7 Fanfares for Chad  8 Kiwi Fireworks (Five Variations on God Defend New Zealand)  9 Dreams of Derry

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Bonbons for Organ 2Bonbons for Organ 2
Organ Bonbons from Christchurch Town Hall, New Zealand

Played by Martin Setchell

Programme includes Paul Spicer's Kiwi Fireworks (Five Variations on God Save New Zealand)

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A Taste of ShropshireA Taste of Shropshire
(Quantum QM7041)
Organ music from Ludlow Parish Church

Martin Setchell plays a varied programme including Paul Spicer's The Land of Lost Content written specially for this disc

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