This CD celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Bishop Kelly Pipe Organ in St. Patrick's Mentone One of Australia’s most significant historic instruments, it was built by Frederick Nicholson for the Independent Church in Prahran. Organ duo Christopher Trikilis and Dr Gordon Atkinson team up to explore the rich sounds of the Nicholson organ - for two and four hands! Music by Vierne, Walther, Hesse, Bonelli and others.
One of the next generation of Australian organists, Christopher Trikilis is a Melbourne- based musician. He studied at the Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne University with John Mallinson and Mark McGee, while being Organ Scholar at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne. Christopher has performed recitals in Australia and North America, and has furthered his studies with leading international organists including Dong-ill Shin and Mario Perestegi.
“This is a CD to celebrate an instrument. There is a well structured and informative booklet, and this CD will be of interest to pipe organ enthusiasts with an interest in organ styles and periods.”
— Greg Crawford,
- Marche Episcopale 3:28
- Méditation 4:15
- Cortège 2:37
- Jon Spong: Classic Variations on 'Ellacome' Jon Spong 6:44
- Christian Hellemann: Cantilène Christian Hellemann 3:14
- Allegro 2:58
- Adagio 3:52
- Allegro 3:20
- Franjo Dugan: Toccata in G minor Franjo Dugan 6:08
- Chant de Matin 1:32
- Entrée Sollennelle 1:10
- Scherzetto 1:01
- Julije Bajamonti: Sonata in F Julije Bajamonti 5:00
- Alice Jordan: Quiet Rest Alice Jordan 3:34
- Toccata 'Athalanta' 2:42
- Toccata 'Cleopatra' 2:17
- Gordon Atkinson: Meditation on 'The Sun on the treetops' Gordon Atkinson 5:44
- Adagio 1:21
- Andante 2:52
- Allegretto 1:50
Louis Vierne: Trois Improvisations (1929) Louis Vierne
Johann Gottfried Walther: Concerto in B minor (after Vivaldi LV 133) Johann Gottfried Walther
Léon Boëllmann: Three Pieces Léon Boëllmann
Aurelio Bonelli: Two Toccatas a 8 Aurelio Bonelli
Adolf Friedrich Hesse: Fantasie für die Orgel zu 4 handen - Opus 35 Adolf Friedrich Hesse
Johann Gottfried Walther (18 September 1684 – 23 March 1748) was a German music theorist, organist, composer, and lexicographer of the Baroque era. Walther was born at Erfurt. Not only was his life almost exactly contemporaneous to that of Johann Sebastian Bach, he was the famous composer's cousin.
Although born in Melbourne, Victoria and retiring there in 2005, Gordon Atkinson spent much of his life in England and North America. Following study in Melbourne with A.E.H. Nickson, he attended the Royal College of Music in London from 1950 to 1953, where Harold Darke, Patrick Hadley and William Lloyd Webber were among his teachers.