MALCOLM WILLIAMSON (1931-2003): Organ Music - 6 Peace Pieces, Résurgence du Feu (Pâques 1959), Epitaphs for Edith Sitwell, 5 Little Carols of the Saints, Elegy - JFK, Mass of a Medieval Saint, Fantasy on “This is my Father’s World”.
Catalogue Number: 10S070
Description: A follow-up to the Toccata Classics release with the same organist from June 2014 (06P078), whose blurb equally applies to the pieces here: Strikingly powerful in its originality (Williamson perfected his organ technique in order to study Messiaen's works which have a significant influence on many of his own pieces, especially in the 1989 Résurgeance du Feu, but also in the 46-minute set of Peace Pieces from 1970-71) eclectic in its mix of styles, this music ranges from lyrical introspection to dazzling virtuosity. 2 CDs. Tom Winpenny (organ of Church of St John the Evangelist, London).