Robert Clark

 

Bach at Naumburg played by Robert Clark

"The 32ft Pedal Reed makes my music thunder so."  J.S. Bach

Robert Clark (1931-2017) was professor of organ at Arizona State University from 1981 to 1998 and widely known as a Bach specialist, recitalist and teacher.

From 1964 to 1981, he was professor of organ at the University of Michigan then at Arizona State University he played a decisive role in expanding the organ program. He taught many outstanding students throughout his career and his crowning achievement at ASU was the dedication of the Fritts & Co. organ in 1992.

He recorded 7 CDs over the course of his career, including this double album of JS Bach at Naumburg's Wenzelkirche's newly restored organ.

Restored by Eule this extraordinary instrument was hidden from view during the war years and Thanks to Professor Clark and some benefactors was fully restored to wide acclaim.

This is the first recording on the Wenzelkirche's Hildenbrandt organ built for JS Bach's son in law under the direction of J.S. Bach himself.

The recording has been donated to the Selby Abbey Trust by the estate of the late Dr Homer Edwards who funded this iconic recording.

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Selby Abbey Viscount Organ DVDs

During the Hill organ restoration, Viscount Organs lent a magnificent Viscount Regent and Classic organ used for the creation of these DVDs sponsored by Viscount Organs.

These high-quality DVDs have been made live at Selby Abbey and showcase the performances of outstanding organists.

Funds raised from the sale of these will be used to assist the work of the Selby Abbey 950 Roof Appeal.

 

Fernando Germani

 

Fernando Germani at Selby Abbey

Digitally remastered CD from the original 1960s LP recordings by the Italian Virtuoso, Fernando Germani, that made the Hill organ of Selby Abbey world famous.

Germani had been the Pope's organist at St Peter's in Rome and was considered one of the outstanding organists of all time. He played piano and violin in public at four years old. At age eight he started taking lessons in composition from Resphigi who encouraged Germani in playing the organ.

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Fernando Germani Plays the famous Toccata from the Symphony Number 5 by Charles Marie Widor on the Grand Organ of Selby Abbey.

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Franz Hauk

 

Franz Hauk plays Franz Liszt

& Max Reger at Selby Abbey

German choral conductor and organist Franz Hauk was raised in Neuburg an der Donau. He attended the Munich College of Music & Theatre focussing on organ and piano. He also studied in Salzburg.

His thesis on church music in 19th century Munich In 1988 led to his doctorate award. Moving to Ingolstadt, he has served as organist and choir director at the Liebfrauenmünster. He has given recitals in the United States and Europe.

Since 2002 he has taught church music and historical performance practices at the Munich College of Music and Theatre. in 2003 he founded the Simon Mayr Choir.

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"Chalk this up as another decided success in Selby’s Organ Masters series'"

 Jonathan Woolf

Selby Abbey Hill Organ CDs

The organ of Selby Abbey is one of the finest romantic instruments in Britain and has been fully restored over the last four years. Built in 1909 by William Hill & Son,  The Hill Organ is considered a magnificent example of one of the most highly-respected organ builders. The superb solid oak organ case was designed by John Oldred Scott, son of the celebrated George Gilbert Scott.

These high-quality, digital recordings of organ music have been made live at Selby Abbey on the restored Hill organ and showcase the performances of outstanding organists.

Funds raised from the sale of these CDs will be used to assist the work of the Selby Abbey 950 Roof Appeal.

 

 

Ashley Grote

 

Ashley Grote Plays Johann Sebastian Bach at Selby Abbey

Ashley Grote is Master of Music at Norwich Cathedral and a fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

Grote grew up in Colchester and attended Eld Lane Baptist Church where he sang in the choir and first played the organ. He joined the Choir of King's College, Cambridge at the age of eight and returned to King's in October 2001 as an organ scholar.

He won first prize in the 1999 Royal College of Organists Young Performers' Festival. In 2000 he was the first organist ever to win a place in the keyboard final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition.

Ashley Grote was also Assistant Organist at Westminster Abbey, and Assistant Director of Music at Gloucester Cathedral.

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Michael Overbury

 

Beautiful Bach from Selby Abbey

Michael Overbury gained an Organ Scholarship to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and after graduating was an assisting organ scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, Assistant Organist at New College, Oxford, a deputy organist and choir master at the Cathedral and Abbey Church at St Alban’s, Director of Music at Eagle House Preparatory School, and Master of the Song School at Newark, Nottinghamshire.

After winning First Prize in the 1982 Manchester International Organ Competition, he appeared twice as soloist at the Royal Festival Hall.

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John Scott Whiteley

 

John Scott Whiteley

at Selby Abbey

John Scott Whiteley is Organist Emeritus of York Minster, having worked at the cathedral from 1975 until 2010. During the past fifteen years he has become well-known for his performances on BBC2 and BBC4  of the complete organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

John now has twenty-eight solo CD recordings to his credit, and a further twenty-two as accompanist.

This CD features pieces by Liszt, Reubke, Thiele, Raff, Brahms & Walczynski.

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Aleksandr Nisse

 

The Ascension

at Selby Abbey

Aleksandr Nisse is of Russian, French and German background and received his early training as an organist in Hamburg. Aleksandr was organ scholar at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Since September 2011 he has been organist of St. Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin, and music teacher at Terenure College. Recitals to date have taken him to Germany, France, Switzerland and Hungary.

This CD features pieces by Charles Tournemire, Maurice Duruflé, Olivier Messiaen, Danielle Salvignol-Nisse and Franz Liszt.

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D'Arcy Trinkwon

Plays the Viscount Organ of Selby Abbey

One of the outstanding organists of his generation, the distinguished musician D'Arcy Trinkwon is a unique artist of independent spirit acclaimed for his superlative artistry and commanding talent.

D'Arcy Trinkwon performs in leading international festivals & concerts worldwide.

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D'Arcy Trinkwon playing Étude Symphonique by Enrico Bossi.

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John Scott Whiteley

 

Plays the Viscount Organ of Selby Abbey

Organ Emeritus of York Minster John Scott Whiteley has won acclaim for his TV performances of the Complete organ music of  JS Bach.

"A triumph both nationally

and musically."

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His performance at Selby Abbey of pieces by leading composers is now available on DVD.

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Joseph Nolan

Including spectacular interior views of the abbey.

Known for his recordings of the complete organ works of Charles Marie Widor, Joseph was appointed to Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal, St. James’ Palace in 2004 and moved to be the Director of Music at St. George’s Cathedral Perth, Australia in 2008.

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