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Simon Preston

Simon Preston has established a career as both a virtuoso organist and conductor (mainly) of religious choral music. He has also composed music, though his works have yet to gain a foothold. Preston is an expert on organs as well, affecting replacement of the traditional cathedral-style organ at Christ Church, Oxford, with a Rieger organ from Austria; he was consulted on the replacement of organs at the concert hall at St. John's, Smith Square, and at Tonbridge School. Preston has developed a broad repertory as both organist and conductor, taking in much church (and other) music from the Baroque era, and also reaching well into the twentieth century: he has performed and recorded concertos and solo works by J.S. Bach, concertos by Poulenc and Copland, and the Saint-Saëns Third Symphony. He has also led performances of sacred music by Palestrina and Lassus, choral works of Handel and Purcell, and much Anglican church music. Preston has recorded extensively over the years for various labels that include Decca, Philips, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, and BIS.

Preston was born on August 4, 1938, in Bournemouth, England. As a child he served as a chorister at Cambridge University (King's College), a time when he also took organ lessons from Hugh McLean. Later on at the Royal Academy of Music he studied organ with C.H. Trevor.

Preston returned to King's College in 1958 for nearly five additional years of music study, his teachers there including (now Sir) David Willcocks. By the early '60s he had made several recordings, which included albums of music by Orlando Gibbons and Olivier Messiaen. Preston served as sub-organist at Westminster Abbey from 1962-1967. For the next several years he toured Europe and the U.S. as an organ recitalist.

From 1970-1981 he served at Christ Church, Oxford, as organist and tutor in music. He recorded heavily during this time, achieving particular acclaim for his 1975 Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms on Argo, with the Philip Jones Ensemble and Choir of Christ Church. Preston was organist and master of the choristers at Westminster Abbey from 1981-1987, during which time he composed some music for the 1984 film Amadeus and directed music at the 1986 royal wedding. After 1987 Preston freelanced both from the keyboard and at the podium. His later recordings include a 2006 Signum Classics CD entitled Royal Albert Hall Organ Restored, which includes works by Mendelssohn, Bolcom, Jongen, and others.
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Track List: Complete Organ Concertos

Disc 1
Title: Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/1, Hwv 289

1. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/1, Hwv 289: I. Larghetto E Staccato - Adagio

2. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/1, Hwv 289: II. Allegro

3. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/1, Hwv 289: III. Adagio

4. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/1, Hwv 289: IV. Andante

Title: Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.4/2, Hwv 290

5. Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.4/2, Hwv 290: I. A Tempo Ordinario E Staccato - Adagio

6. Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.4/2, Hwv 290: II. Allegro

7. Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.4/2, Hwv 290: III. Adagio E Staccato

8. Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.4/2, Hwv 290: IV. Allegro Ma Non Presto

Title: Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/3, Hwv 291

9. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/3, Hwv 291: I. Adagio

10. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/3, Hwv 291: II. Allegro

11. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/3, Hwv 291: III. Adagio

12. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/3, Hwv 291: IV. Gavotte (Allegro)

Title: Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/4, Hwv 292

13. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/4, Hwv 292: I. Allegro

14. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/4, Hwv 292: II. Andante

15. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/4, Hwv 292: III. Adagio

16. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/4, Hwv 292: IV. Allegro

Title: Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/5, Hwv 293

17. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/5, Hwv 293: I. Larghetto

18. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/5, Hwv 293: II. Allegro

19. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/5, Hwv 293: III. Alla Siciliana

20. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/5, Hwv 293: IV. Presto

Title: Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294

21. Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294: I. Andante Allegro

22. Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294: II. Larghetto

23. Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294: III. Allegro Moderato

Disc 2
Title: Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/1, Hwv 306

1. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/1, Hwv 306: I. Andante

2. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/1, Hwv 306: II. Andante - Adagio

3. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/1, Hwv 306: III. Largo E Piano

4. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/1, Hwv 306: IV. Allegro

5. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/1, Hwv 306: V. Organo Ad Libitum: Adagio

6. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/1, Hwv 306: VI. Bourree, Allegro

Title: Organ Concerto In A Major, Op.7/2, Hwv 307

7. Organ Concerto In A Major, Op.7/2, Hwv 307: I. Ouverture

8. Organ Concerto In A Major, Op.7/2, Hwv 307: II. A Tempo Ordinario

9. Organ Concerto In A Major, Op.7/2, Hwv 307: III. Organo Ad Libitum: Adagio

10. Organ Concerto In A Major, Op.7/2, Hwv 307: IV. Allegro

Title: Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/3, Hwv 308

11. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/3, Hwv 308: I. Allegro

12. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/3, Hwv 308: II. Adagio - Fuge

13. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/3, Hwv 308: III. Spiritoso

14. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/3, Hwv 308: IV. Menuet

Title: Organ Concerto In D Minor, Op.7/4, Hwv 309

15. Organ Concerto In D Minor, Op.7/4, Hwv 309: I. Adagio

16. Organ Concerto In D Minor, Op.7/4, Hwv 309: II. Allegro Cosi Cosi

17. Organ Concerto In D Minor, Op.7/4, Hwv 309: III. Organo Ad Libitum: Fuga, Larghetto

18. Organ Concerto In D Minor, Op.7/4, Hwv 309: IV. Allegro

Disc 3
Title: Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.7/5, Hwv 310

1. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.7/5, Hwv 310: I. Staccato Ma Non Troppo Allegro

2. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.7/5, Hwv 310: II. Andante Larghetto E Staccato

3. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.7/5, Hwv 310: III. Menuet

4. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.7/5, Hwv 310: IV. Gavotte

Title: Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.7/6, Hwv 311

5. Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.7/6, Hwv 311: I. Pomposo

6. Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.7/6, Hwv 311: II. Organo Ad Libitum: Air. Lentement

7. Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.7/6, Hwv 311: III. Air: A Tempo Ordinario

Title: Organ Concerto In F Major "Cuckoo & The Nightingale" (No.13), Hwv 295

8. Organ Concerto In F Major "Cuckoo & The Nightingale" (No.13), Hwv 295: I. Larghetto

9. Organ Concerto In F Major "Cuckoo & The Nightingale" (No.13), Hwv 295: II. Allegro

10. Organ Concerto In F Major "Cuckoo & The Nightingale" (No.13), Hwv 295: IV. Larghetto

11. Organ Concerto In F Major "Cuckoo & The Nightingale" (No.13), Hwv 295: V. Allegro

Title: Organ Concerto In A Major (No.14), HWV 296a

12. Organ Concerto In A Major (No.14), HWV 296a: I. Largo E Staccato

13. Organ Concerto In A Major (No.14), HWV 296a: II. Organo Ad Libitum: Fuga. Allegro

14. Organ Concerto In A Major (No.14), HWV 296a: III. Andante

15. Organ Concerto In A Major (No.14), HWV 296a: IV. Grave

16. Organ Concerto In A Major (No.14), HWV 296a: V. Allegro

Title: Organ Concerto In D Minor (No.15), HWV 304

17. Organ Concerto In D Minor (No.15), HWV 304: I. Andante

18. Organ Concerto In D Minor (No.15), HWV 304: II. Organo Ad Libitum: Adagio - Fuga

19. Organ Concerto In D Minor (No.15), HWV 304: III. Allegro

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Track List: Widor: Symphony No. 5; Vierne: Carillon; Reubke: Sonata

Composer: Louis Vierne
Title: Pièce De Fantaisie ("Carillon De Westminster") For Organ, Op. 54/6

1. Pièce De Fantaisie ("Carillon De Westminster") For Organ, Op. 54/6: Carillion De Westminster

Composer: Charles-marie Widor
Title: Symphony No. 5 In F Minor For Organ, Op. 42/1

2. Symphony No. 5 In F Minor For Organ, Op. 42/1: Allegro Vivace

3. Symphony No. 5 In F Minor For Organ, Op. 42/1: II. Allegro Cantabile

4. Symphony No. 5 In F Minor For Organ, Op. 42/1: III. Andantino Quasi Allegretto

5. Symphony No. 5 In F Minor For Organ, Op. 42/1: IV. Adagio

6. Symphony No. 5 In F Minor For Organ, Op. 42/1: V. Toccata (Allegro)

Composer: Julius Reubke
Title: Organ Sonata On The 94th Psalm In C Minor

7. Organ Sonata On The 94th Psalm In C Minor: I. Grave Larghetto

8. Organ Sonata On The 94th Psalm In C Minor: II. Adagio Lento

9. Organ Sonata On The 94th Psalm In C Minor: III. Allegro (Fugue)

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