An organ recital by John Hosking,
heard by TONY WESTERMAN
John Hosking's recital in Derby Cathedral [13 August 2014, Derby UK] was characterised by precise articulation and consistent phrasing, facets of his style which supported his opening piece, Prelude and Fugue (Hommage à Paris). This is one of Mr Hosking's own compositions and is an eclectic, virtuoso reflection on the styles of many of the notable Parisian organists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The powerful battery of reeds on the Derby Compton was equal to the style of the piece, as indeed they were in several other pieces during the recital.
David Briggs' Variations on Greensleeves is a delightful piece that explores the rich potential created by the ambiguous nature of Elizabethan modality and the developing diatonic harmony of the period, richly overlayed with twentieth century dissonance...
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