St Albans Nowell


Music for Christmas St Albans Cathedral Choir Directed by Andrew Lucas Organ: Simon Johnson Read more

The Organs and Musicians of St Albans Cathedral


Drawing extensively on Peter Hurford’s history of the organs of St Albans Abbey, this publication also has much additional and fascinating material, including a chapter on the restoration completed in 2009. Short biographies of many previous Organists and Masters of the Music also feature. By Andrew Lucas 2009 | 50pp Read more

L'Ascension by Messiaen


Olivier Messiaen's early organ work helped establish him as a towering figure of 20th century music. L'Ascension is the most significant of these, with it's majesty, dazzling colours and near-static serenity and timelessness. Played by Tom Winpenny, Assistant Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral Read more

Livre d'orgue by Messiaen


Ten years after writing "Les Corps glorieux" Olivier Messiaen developed a plan to compose a Book of Rhythmic Studies for the organ. This resulted in two distinct works of which Livre d'orgue proved to be an anthology representative of his compositional thinking at the time. Read more

Les Corps glorieux by Messiaen


Olivier Messiaen was a towering figure in 20th century music, and for many years he considered the Corps glorieux the favourite of his own works. Read more

The Organ of St Albans Cathedral


Works by Walton, Bach, Gowers, Handel, Vierne, Willan, Hurford and Preston played by the Cathedral Assistant Master of the Music, Tom Winpenny. Read more