Invocations David Pipe

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Album-Release:
2019

HRA-Release:
16.08.2019

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  • Huw Morgan (b. 1967):
  • 1Dialogues04:06
  • 2Invocation04:52
  • 3Invocation & Dance: Dance05:49
  • 4Prelude06:06
  • 5Haven05:35
  • Hymn Preludes:
  • 6Hymn Preludes: Little Cornard01:38
  • 7Hymn Preludes: Quem pastores laudavere01:25
  • 8Hymn Preludes: Was Lebet02:58
  • 9Hymn Preludes: Song 903:42
  • 10Hymn Preludes: Herzliebster Jesu02:42
  • 11Hymn Preludes: Gelob’t sei Gott (Vulpius)02:12
  • Huw Morgan:
  • 12Lullaby04:14
  • 13Living Stones04:58
  • 14Aria03:06
  • 15Ffanffare04:13
  • Partita Borealis:
  • 16Partita Borealis: Isen (Ice)02:54
  • 17Partita Borealis: Tåke (Fog)03:27
  • 18Partita Borealis: Skog (Forest)01:22
  • 19Partita Borealis: Fjell (Mountain)04:49
  • Total Runtime01:10:08

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This collection, played on the magnificent organ of Bridlington Priory by David Pipe, draws together works written between 2006 and 2018. Short works (Hymn Preludes; Living Stones) intended as liturgical resources sit alongside more dramatic and extended recital pieces (Invocation & Dance; Partita Borealis) and showcase the full expressive range of Huw Morgans compositional style. He writes: While my inspirations are wide and varied plainsong, William Mathias, Bartok, modernism, ancient rituals and the drama of mysterious landscapes I have tried to create a body of work that is idiomatic, colourful, practical and useful to both liturgical organists and recitalists David Pipe, organist of Leeds Cathedral and an expert exponent of contemporary music, gives virtuosic performances that draw a breath-taking range of colour from the Bridlington instrument, whose wide palette of strings, fiery reeds and haunting flutes is a perfect marriage for this dramatic music.

David Pipe, organ



David Pipe
read Music at Cambridge University as Organ Scholar of Downing College, later studying organ at the Royal Academy of Music. His organ teachers have included David Titterington, Susan Landale and Lionel Rogg. While a Master’s student at the Royal Academy of Music, David was Organ Scholar and Director of the Merbecke Choir at Southwark Cathedral.

David has given recitals at many major venues across the British Isles, as well as during tours to the USA; festival performances as soloist have included the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, Bergen International Festival and St Albans International Organ Festival. He has performed Poulenc’s Organ Concerto twice, and recent performances as continuo player have included a concert of Christmas music from the court of Charles I during the York Christmas Early Music Festival, and Handel’s Messiah with Huddersfield Choral Society. David has appeared as both organist and conductor on national television and radio, and has featured on several recordings as organist and continuo player. His first solo recording, a disc of original organ works and transcriptions by Liszt and Brahms, was released in 2012 on the SFZ Music label and was previewed on Radio 3’s In tune programme. It was subsequently voted ‘Recording of the Month’ on MusicWeb International.

David took up the post of Director of the Organists’ Training Programme and Cathedral Organist in the Diocese of Leeds in May 2016, having previously been Assistant Director of Music at York Minster. He has been Principal Conductor of York Musical Society since 2012, achieving critical acclaim in works including Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Verdi’s Messa de Requiem.

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