Celtic Impressions

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Variations on 'Pop goes the weasel' (1,629.29 kb)
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Call Number: CD 1000
Media Type: CD
Year of Release: 2005
Record Label: Gayle H. Martin

Celtic Impressions is a new recording of twentieth-century organ music performed by Dr Gayle Martin of Mount Allison University. Performing on a Casavant Frères 1965 electro-pneumatic pipe organ in the university chapel, Gayle Martin brings a passionately enthusiastic approach to the interpretation of two Canadian works which feature prominently on this CD. The longest work on the programme is Celtic Impressions, a four movement piece written in 2003 for Ms Martin by the Edmonton composer Jacobus Kloppers. Using very sophisticated contrapuntal techniques, Kloppers was able to weave many Scottish folk melodies into a contemporary harmonic language using the entire range of expressive possibilities of the modern organ. Graham Hunter is represented by an extended set of variations on Pop Goes the Weasel, a piece that is all the more interesting for the contrast between the simplicity of the original theme and the intricacy of its subsequent treatment. The two non-Canadian works are Carillon and Pageant by Leo Sowerby, both of which are distinguished by highly idiosyncratic virtuosic writing that is performed admirably by the extremely talented Ms Martin.


1-4. Celtic Impressions


5. Carillon


6. Pageant


7. Variations on 'Pop goes the weasel'

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