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Auckland Town Hall Organ

Auckland Town Hall Organ
Photo: Hans Weichselbaum

John Wells

John Wells, Auckland City Organist
Photo: Hans Weichselbaum

Auckland Town Hall Organ - detail on pipes

Auckland Town Hall Organ - detail on pipes
Photo: Hans Weichselbaum

Auckland Town Hall Organ
John Wells

Orgelbau Klais, 2010

This recording is dedicated to the memory of Neil Stocker, Scott Lucy and Paul Dunlop, organ builders who died in the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011.

Sparkling organ performances by John Wells - the first solo recording of the new (2010) Auckland Town Hall Klais organ.

1
Marcia Eroica

(from Four Intermezzi, Op 189)

Charles Villiers Stanford

5:38
2
Naïades

(No 4 from Pièces de Fantaisie, Op 55)

Louis Vierne

4:13
3
Grand Offertoire, Op 8

Edouard Batiste

10:48
4
Prelude in G minor, BuxWV 149

Diderich Buxtehude

8:14
5
Caprice

Desmond Ratcliffe

2:34
6
Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen

Franz Liszt

15:41
7
Poèmes pour Orgue

Tadashi Yamanouchi

8:53
8
Air with variations

(from Suite for organ)

Leo Sowerby

8:08
9
Kokako Fanfare & March

John Wells

5:12
10
Finale in B flat, Op 11 No 2

William Wolstenholme

6:20
Total Duration:
76:25