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Listening to this again on the organ for the first time in some 60 years transported me wonderfully back to the Corks era. The organ rendition of this piece has a character quite unique and different from the original orchestral version. It's very rare to hear this on the organ.
The Youtube address is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HowudzPGfc
The piece, the last item in this concert, starts just after 50:50 and ends at 1:03:16 on this recording
This was uploaded by the organist himself and so this is genuinely free to download for personal use.
The organist in this case is a young Dutch organist, Gert Van Hoef, aged 21 at the time of this recording in 2015, who was largely self-taught. The concert was given in Aug 2015 on the restored historic 19th century Cornacher-Willis organ (the gift of master potter Arthur Meakin) in the Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
Depending on your interest in organ music, this could quite easily transport you back to the time of Corks (who was in fact the Rev W C M Cochrane, the CH Director of Music at the time, for those of different CH eras who may not be familiar with the nickname).
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I'm not sure Corks was overly concerned. He became a deacon or something similar at St Paul's Cathedral and claimed he could legally drink 24 hours a day. I went out with him to several very interesting watering holes but didn't have his resistance to alcohol. I understand one of my Col, A colleagues resided chez Corks for a while.
and tell you something I know nothing about.
So pull up a chair and sit on the floor,
admission is free so pay at the door.
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