Organ in the Hills


Catalogue No: DDV 24101
EAN/UPC: 809730410122
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Release Date: August 2000
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 67:59
Sample: Franck: Cantabile - extract

HENRY WALLACE F.R.C.O. at the organ of St Mungo, Simonburn.

As well as some well-known Bach chorale-preludes, Henry puts this inspiring little instrument, acquired by St. Mungo’s from York Minster in about 1908, through its paces in a balanced programme of (mainly) German pieces, some of which aren’t available elsewhere. CD version to be released in due course.

Track Listing

    Johann Sebastian Bach:

  1. Prelude in C minor, BWV546 (6:49)
  2. Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck:

  3. Variations on “Mein junges Leben hat ein End” (6:42)
  4. Johann Fischer:

  5. Prelude and Fugue no. 8 in E major (2:10)
  6. Johann Froberger:

  7. Ricercar no. 7 in C major (3:26)
  8. Johann Sebastian Bach:

  9. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV599 (1:25)
  10. Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV639 (2:07)
  11. O Mensch, bewein’dein’ Sunde gross (5:36)
  12. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (4:27)
  13. Felix Mendelssohn:

  14. I. Organ Sonata in D minor, op. 65 no. 6 – Chorale and Variations (7:53)
  15. II. Organ Sonata in D minor, op. 65 no. 6 – Fugue (2:16)
  16. III. Organ Sonata in D minor, op. 65 no. 6 – Andante (2:15)
  17. Max Reger:

  18. Canzone in E flat major, op. 65 no. 9 (4:28)
  19. Joseph Rheinberger:

  20. Prelude from Organ Sonata no. 6 in E flat minor, op. 119 (6:23)
  21. César Franck:

  22. Trois Pieces pour Orgue (5:23)
  23. Theodore Dubois:

  24. Toccata in C major (6:36)


The Newcastle Journal Culture Magazine

Originally issued on cassette in 1992 to fund the restoration of the organ on which it was played, Henry Wallace’s recital at St. Mungo’s Church in the Northumberland village of Simonburn is now out on CD. Ranging from Sweelinck in the 17th century to Reger and Dubois in the 20th, Wallace demonstrates the finely tuned […]

” —Tom Hall
Organists’ Review

Well done Simonburn! [Wallace plays] a well-balanced and enjoyable programme with refinement, projection and imagination…[the organ] only possesses fourteen ranks, but each is a gem.

” —Paul Hale
International Record Review

This is a rather good CD. The organ has some exquisitely charming sounds and the playing is at all times skilful and accurate. Listening to this recital is an enjoyable experience.

” —Warwick Cole