Privacy Policy Legal Disclosure GTC

The English Organ

The English Organ, filmed over more than a year in forty locations in three continents and released for Christmas 2019, is the definitive documentary about the story of the English organ and its music over five hundred years. Daniel Moult presents three feature length documentaries, as well as performing more than ten hours of repertoire from Byrd to the present on thirty-three organs. This luxurious boxed set is the magnum opus of Fugue State Films, and will appeal to anyone with an interest in music, the organ or English history.
4xDVD, 3xCD boxed set. Three feature length documentaries form the centrepiece of this luxuriant boxed set which traces the history and development of the organ and its music in England from c1550 to the present, showing the vibrant culture of the organ and its music, and how this mirrors the broader narrative of English history. The DVDs also include filmed performances of eight hours of music from Byrd to the present day, played on thirty-three iconic organs by Daniel Moult. Each organ has a filmed demonstration or portrait. This amounts to a magnificent portrait of an instrument and a culture.


TEO_Cover

4 DVDs (13 hours); 3 CDs (3,5 hours); 64 p. booklet; Price: € 78,-

DVD 1: The Long Beginning – The Victorian Boom – Modernity and Nostalgia
Documentary in three 70 Minute-Parts

DVD 2: The Long Beginning

• Wetheringsett Organ: William Byrd, Fantasia in A minor
• Adlington Hall: Henry Purcell, Voluntary in G
• St Botolph's, Aldgate: Henry Purcell, Voluntary for the Double Organ
• Christ Church, Spitalfields: George Friderick Handel / John Walsh, Concerto in F (Op. 4, No. 4)
• Clare College, Cambridge: George Green, Voluntary in E-flat
• Ponsonby Baptist Church, Auckland: William Boyce, Voluntary II
• Ashridge House: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Choral Song [and Fugue]
• St James's, Bermondsey: William Russell, Voluntary IV from 12 Voluntaries (1812)
• Kidderminster Town Hall: Henry Smart, Andante Grazioso [in E]; J. S. Bach, Das Alte Jahr (BWV 614); J. S. Bach, In Dir ist Freude (BWV 615)
• St Anne's, Limehouse: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Larghetto [in F sharp minor]; J. S. Bach Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland (BWV 599); J. S. Bach Herr Christ, der einge Gottes Sohn (BWV 601)
• St George's Hall, Liverpool: Felix Mendelssohn / William Thomas, Best War March of the Priests
• Scudamore Organ: Edwin George Monk, Angel Voices
• Holy Trinity, Walton Breck: Felix Mendelssohn, Andante alla marcia in B-flat

DVD 3: The Victorian Boom

• St Bartholomew's, Armley: Felix Mendelssohn, Sonata VI
• City Baptist Church, Launceston, Tasmania: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Chorale Fantasia on an Old English Tune: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
• St George's, Cullercoats: Charles Villiers Stanford, Postlude in D minor
• The Grove Organ, Tewkesbury Abbey: John Stainer, Prelude and Fughetta
• Truro Cathedral: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Fantasia and Fugue in G major [1913 version] / Charles Villiers Stanford, Magnificat in A (with the Girl Choristers of Truro Cathedral Choir)
• St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne: Edward Elgar, Organ Sonata, 1st Movt.
• Sydney Town Hall: Charles Villiers Stanford, Fantasia and Toccata in D minor
• Christ Church, Port Sunlight: Frank Bridge, Allegro Grazioso (from Six Organ Pieces)
• First Universalist Church, Rochester, New York: Percy Whitlock, Divertimento
• Dunedin Town Hall: Harvey Grace, Fantasy-Prelude: Resurgam / Harold Britton, Variations on "I Got Rhythm"

DVD 4: Modernity and Nostalgia

• Caird Hall, Dundee: Percy Whitlock, Fanfare; George Thalben-Ball, Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Pedals
• King's College, Cambridge: Percy Whitlock, Fantasie Choral No. 2
• Lady Susi Jeans House Organ, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire: Arnold Cook, Impromptu
• The London Oratory, Brompton: Patrick Gowers, Toccata
• Coventry Cathedral: Brian Brockless, Prelude, Toccata and Chaconne
• Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York: Peter Racine Fricker, Pastorale
• St Ignatius Loyola, New York City: Kenneth Leighton, Gloria (from Missa de Gloria); Kenneth Leighton, Ite, missa est (from Missa de Gloria)
• The Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, Palace of Westminster: David Matthews, Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn; Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Andante in G
• Edington Priory: Douglas Mason, Fanfare
• Auckland Cathedral: John Joubert, Processional; Ian Farrington, Live Wire!

Back to top

Places and recorded works on the three CDs:

CD 1

• Wetheringsett Organ: William Byrd, Fantasia in A minor
• Adlington Hall: Henry Purcell, Voluntary in G major
• St Botolph's, Aldgate: John Worgan, Piece No. VII in D; John Stanley Voluntary in G minor (Op. 5, No. 7)
• Christ Church, Spitalfields: John Stanley, Voluntary in D minor (Op. 5, No. 7)
• Clare College, Cambridge: George Green, Voluntary in E-flat
• Ponsonby Baptist Church, Auckland: William Boyce, Voluntary IX
• Ashridge House: Samuel Wesley, Piece in C
• St James's, Bermondsey: Samuel Wesley, Piece 8, 9 and 10 (12 Short Pieces)
• Kidderminster Town Hall: Henry Smart, Postlude in C
• St Anne's, Limehouse: Felix Mendelssohn, Sonata I
• St George's Hall, Liverpool: Felix Mendelssohn / William Thomas Best, War March of the Priests

CD 2

• St Bartholomew's, Armley: Johannes Brahms, Praeludium und Fuge in g: Herzlich tut mich erfreuen (Op. 122, No. 4); Charles Villiers Stanford, Trio (Set 2, Op. 105v)
• City Baptist Church, Launceston, Tasmania: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Chorale Prelude on Croft's 136th
• St George's, Cullercoats: Edward Elgar, Vesper Voluntaries 3 and 4; Charles Villiers Stanford, Postlude in D minor
• St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne: Frank Bridge, Adagio in E
• Truro Cathedral: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Fantasia and Fugue in G major [1913 version]; Herbert Howells, Psalm Prelude (Set 2, No. 1)
• St George's Hall, Liverpool: Edward Elgar / Herbert Brewer, Chanson de Matin
• Sydney Town Hall: Charles Villiers Stanford, Fantasia and Toccata in D minor

CD 3

• The Grove Organ, Tewkesbury Abbey: John Stainer, Prelude and Fughetta
• First Universalist Church, Rochester, New York: Percy Whitlock, Folk Tune
• Dunedin Town Hall: Harvey Grace, Fantasy-Prelude: Resurgam
• Caird Hall, Dundee: Alfred Hollins, A Song of Sunshine
• King's College, Cambridge: Herbert Howells, Rhapsody No. 3; Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Rhosymedre
• Susi Jeans's House Organ, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire: Arnold Cook, Impromptu
• The London Oratory, Brompton: Benjamin Britten, Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria
• Coventry Cathedral: Brian Brockless, Prelude, Toccata and Chaconne
• Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York: Kenneth Leighton, Paean
• St Ignatius Loyola, New York City: Kenneth Leighton, Lumetto
• The Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, Palace of Westminster: Stephen Hough, Von Gott will ich nicht lassen
• Edington Priory: David Matthews, Invocation
• Auckland Cathedral: Ronald Corp, Festivo

Back to the top