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Andrew Henderson at St. John's Elora

"For such a small instrument, Henderson works wonders, producing some lovely soft sounds as well as the magnificent pleno, which can be expected of an instrument that embodies a romantic Casavant...The registrations are solid, the playing time generous and the musicianship abundant; It makes for an interesting aural tour around this little jewel of an instrument".— The Diapason, May 2013

 

Announcing my first solo CD: Andrew Henderson at St. John’s, Elora! Recorded in June 2010, this CD features the Casavant organ at St. John’s Anglican Church in the beautiful village of Elora, Ontario. Despite its small size (2 manuals with 24 ranks of pipes), the instrument is a jewel of richness and color aided by the church’s remarkable acoustics. Through the internationally-renowned recordings of the Elora Festival Singers and the all-professional St. John’s Parish Choir, countless CBC broadcasts, extensive use during the annual Elora Festival, and numerous parish liturgies and concerts, it has probably become one of the most frequently heard pipe organs in Canada. I am immensely grateful for the work of renowned recording engineer Edward Marshall and the expert and elegant graphic design by Lee Ryder. The cover art is a watercolor of the chancel at St. John’s, painted by my cousin, Carol Henderson-Pew. From 1995 to 1996, I was Assistant Organist at St. John’s, Elora, and since that time have been delighted to return as a solo recitalist and accompanist for the Elora Festival and the Parish Choir of St. John’s, Elora. I am pleased to have recorded my first solo CD at St. John’s and to offer the first solo CD to feature this wonderful instrument.


Epilogue (1908) – Healey Willan (1880-1968) (Novello & Co.) 6:08    Listen  >

Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4, No. 4 – G. F. Handel (1685-1759) 15:46 arr. Andrew Henderson

     Allegro (4:27)  Listen  >

     Andante (6:22)

     Adagio (1:36)

     Allegro (3:22)

Why Aske Yee – John Bull (c.1562-1628) 4:36   Listen  >

Master Tallis’s Testament (1940) – Herbert Howells (1892-1983) 6:59 (Novello & Co.)  Listen  >

Wondrous Love: Variations on a Shape-Note Hymn, Op. 34 7:25 Samuel Barber (1910-1981) (G. Schirmer, Inc.)  Listen  >

From Clavierübung III – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684 4:10  Listen  >

Wir gläuben all’ an einen Gott, BWV 680 3:41 Listen  >

Eine kleine Morgenmusik, Op. 631 (2010) – Barrie Cabena (b. 1933) 13:32

     Just Before Dawn (3:20) Listen  >

     The Morning Breaks (2:17)

     A Morning Stroll (3:03)

     A Mid-morning Nap (2:13)

    Celebrating the Morning (2:51) Listen  >

Dialog: Prelude with Chorale (1992) – Ester Mägi (b. 1922) 8:14 (Eres Estonia Edition)  Listen  >

Imperial March, Op. 32 – Edward Elgar (1857-1934) 4:56 arr. George C. Martin (1844-1916) (Novello & Co.)  Listen  >

 

Download a pdf of the CD booklet here >

 

In the US: Cost of CDs is $15 plus $3 shipping for locations within the U.S.

For Canadian residents, please call the Elora Festival Office at 519-846-0331 to purchase a CD for shipping within Canada.

 

The entire album and individual tracks are also available for download on CDBaby.com, Amazon.com and iTunes

 

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