From Palaces to Pleasure Gardens

1735 Richard Bridge Organ of Christ Church, Spitalfields


A kaleidoscopic mix of secular and sacred music from Georgian London performed by one of the world's most respected organists. Bridge’s organ for Hawksmoor’s new church was his masterpiece, and remained the largest organ in England until the 19th century.

Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 9, Corelli, solo keyboard reduction by Billington, adapted Trotter; Voluntary No 2 in D major; Voluntary No 5 in D minor Hook; Voluntary in C major Pepusch; Concerto Op 7 No 4 in D minor Handel transcribedTrotter; Voluntary in F major, Op 7 No 6 Stanley; Concert Op 1 No 6 in D major [W C54] J. C. Bach, reduction by Trotter; Voluntary No 10 in G major Russell

...a sleight of hand that's as slick as a conjurer's....clarity rhythmic buoyancy, stylistic taste, imaginative colouring – and the ability to amaze.
Gramophone (REGDVD001)

Scorching virtuosity…
Choir and Organ (REGCD322)


FIREBIRD Virtuoso Organ Duo

The Oxbridge Organ Duo
Benedict Lewis-Smith and Julian Collings

The organ of Blackburn Cathedral


Boléro Ravel, transcribed Andrew Senn
Paean Stephen Paulus
Firebird Suite Stravinsky, transcribed Guy Bovet

‘The effect is extrordinary, especially with Guy Bovet’s arrangement of The Firebird which is just so thrilling.’ BBC Radio 3 Record Review

The Firebird may be the mainstay here (and terrifically played), but Bolero wins with its use of just about every solo stop of the Blackburn Cathedral organ. Intriguing and fun.’ ★★★★★ BBC Music

Compelling listening’ ★★★★★ Choir and Organ

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Available in the USA from the Organ Historical Society