St. Paul's Cathedral Pipe Organ Mathias Processional
- Published: 30 January 2008
- When I uploaded this previously, I attributed it to the wrong Christopher. [ I've got to start taking more legible notes ;-) ].
This recording was made by Christopher Herrick in 1969, prior to the massive Noel Mander re-build of 1972-77.
William Mathias, a Welsh composer of amazing talent, wrote for almost every classical genre in his too-brief 57 years. I'm familiar, though, only with his organ & choral works; they all have a keen rythmic energy. His "Processional" proved to be so popular that he felt compelled to write a companion "Recessional" several years later. It's just as much fun.
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