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During summer 2020, in spite of the Coronavirus pandemic, Hyperion found a window of opportunity for the recording team to travel to Norway to record Christopher on the stunning Steinmeyer organ in Trondheim’s Nidarosdomen.
Northern Lights CDA68376 shows off a sparkling repertoire of colourful organ pieces by various contemporary Scandinavian composers, as well as English compositions including Iain Farrington’s ‘Amazing Grace’, and some exhilarating French, Italian and German works.
GRAMOPHONE REVIEW“...a spectacular organ fabulously recorded in a mixed-bag programme of pyrotechnic displays of dazzling organ sound... played with glorious panache and wonderful communicative zeal by the indefatigable Herrick...The whole programme is played with consummate mastery by Herrick, who brings out the fun, the colour and the joy of both music and instrument...Herrick clearly has a lot left to give the organ world.”
CHOIR & ORGAN REVIEW“Herrick’s meticulous musicianship and trademark virtuosity are on display in a feast of toccata-like movements, not least in the hair-raisingly difficult pedal runs of Pietro Yon’s second concert study, ‘Flying Feet’. There is huge entertainment value in this sparkling CD, and organists will surely plunder it for Nordic repertoire novelties. Outstanding.”
Welcome to the website of one of the world's leading organists. Since 1984, English concert organist Christopher Herrick has devoted himself entirely to performance in recital, recording, and broadcasting. He performs regularly both as a soloist and with orchestras to enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim throughout the world. Concert tours frequently take him to continental Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as to Russia, South Africa, Japan and Hong Kong. He is known for his all-encompassing repertoire, scrupulous musicianship, and quick rapport with audiences everywhere.
His recordings for Hyperion have become a benchmark and include the complete works of Bach on Swiss Metzler organs and the Organ Fireworks series recorded on the grandest organs the world has to offer.
His concerts are known for their fresh and interesting programmes and audiences always enjoy his interesting commentaries. View Christopher Herrick's concert diary or contact Christopher to set up a concert or a workshop of English Organ Music. Learn more about Christopher Herrick.
Click the CDs button (top) for details of all Christopher's Hyperion CDs, where you can also buy, or go to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, your local equivalent, or ask your local record shop.
|'Herrick is a musician with a powerful urge to communicate. And communicate he does, drawing on his enormous technical and intellectual resources to turn out performances which sometimes amaze, often astound, but never fail to stimulate.' - Gramophone