Liner Notes from "A Vierne Collection: The Complete Choral and Liturgical Organ Works featuring Truro Cathedral Choir, Christopher Gray (Organ), Monica Brett-Crowther (mezzo-soprano), and Robert Sharpe (Director and Organ Soloist)" were read at the beginning of this radio program, these liner notes from this wonderful album were written by David Gammie. Members of the Truro Cathedral Choir -- Trebles: Matthew Oddy, Frank Sparrow, Oliver Hooper, Robin Brown, Phillip Helliwell, Callum Clark-Middleton, Matthew Pitman, Edward Douglas, Toby Comeau, Toby Harvey, Joseph Lee, George Clark, Glen Badve, Thomas Josling, Oliver Buckland. Altos: Benjamin James, Edward McMullan, Edward Stebbing-Allen, Keiron Nash. Tenors: David Webb, Peter Hulme, Nicholas Hawker, John Buckland, Josef Sparrow. Basses: Sebastian Bosley, Marc Gregory, Michael Steer, Christopher Dollins, Tom Robinson-Woledge.
Tune in to Thursday's edition of Afternoon Classical on Thursday, July 23rd 2015 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM for an exploration of the compositions of French composer and organist Louis Vierne. Born on October 8th 1870, Vierne was technically legally blind and would have many ocular issues throughout his life. Despite his poor vision, Vierne exhibited both a gift for and appreciation of music, he went on to study with César Franck, and ultimately Vierne dedicated his entire life to music. Vierne was an organist at the famous Paris cathedral Notre Dame for almost fourty years, serving as organist from May 1900 until his death of a heart attack while in the midst of performing a recital at the organ of Notre Dame Cathedral on June 2nd 1937. Vierne was an extraordinary composer and his music is deeply moving. Our listening will focus primarily on Vierne's choral and organ works, including a sampling of his symphonies. Elisabeth Stam hosts. https://www.cc-seas.columbia.edu/wkcr/story/exploring-louis-vierne-thurs... Much of the background and curation of this program and these recordings was provided by the following liner notes from the albums we listened to today: Liner Notes from "A Vierne Collection: The Complete Choral and Liturgical Organ Works featuring Truro Cathedral Choir, Christopher Gray (Organ), Monica Brett-Crowther (mezzo-soprano), and Robert Sharpe (Director and Organ Soloist)" written by David Gammie. Liner Notes from "The Complete Symphonies of Louis Vierne 1870-1937 with Martin Jean • Organ" written by Martin Jean.