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MAY/JUNE 2021 VOLUME 29 NUMBER 3 CONTENTS

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B O R C H E R T

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D A R R E N L Y N C H

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15 JOHN WEAVER

OBITUARY

The US recitalist, composer, church musician and teacher who inspired a generation of organists.

16 DENMARK

How the nation came together to sing in times of adversity as well as celebration.

20 SWEELINCK

Frank van Wijk appraises the Dutch master’s extensive contribution to keyboard music.

24 VOCES SUAVES

The Basel-based early music ensemble’s innovative programming combines 16th-century madrigals with Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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COVER STORY

Two worlds of music, one magazine

May/June 2021

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The last part in our survey of the British composer’s choral works includes the sublime Mass in G minor see page 57

RIEGER IN VIENNA The city of Haydn, Mozart and Schubert welcomes a new organ

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CHOIR & ORGAN OFFERS A Legend Reborn: the Voice of King’s DVD

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FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD in our New Music section see page 36

DENMARK IN SONG How a tradition developed to sing in crisis or joy

IRISH COMPOSERS’ SHOWCASE Meet the new choral publishers based in Waterford

RESTORING A HUNTER ORGAN A WW1 memorial organ returns to its original condition

VIENNA A major project at St Stephen’s Cathedral overcomes the building’s acoustical challenges and provides control of the new Rieger and the choir organ in a single console.

COVER PHOTOGRAPH © KONSTANTIN REYMAIER

43 ST MELLITUS

When a 1920 pneumatic-action Hunter organ was restored to prime condition, it revealed ‘quality, depth and richness of colour.’

48 CAILÍNO

How did two Waterford-based musicians set about putting Irish choral music on the map? They opened their own publishing house.

52 RENATUS

Though behind the scenes, the firm provides invaluable specialist services to organ builders.

57 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

The British composer’s smaller-scale choral works include miniature gems and a haunting Mass.

REGULARS 6 News | 12 Recital round-up | 12 Letters 29 Readers’ offers | 35 Graeme Kay goes Freestyle | 66 On release 36 NEW MUSIC FREE MUSIC

Nathan James Dearden’s Storms don’t last forever for solo organ. 39 FESTIVALS SUPPLEMENT

Organisers get back in gear after a fallow year. 61 CHORAL CLINIC

A look at seasonal music, with David Hill. 62 TRAVELLER’S JOY

Riotous high baroque in Wilhering Abbey. 67 REVIEWS

Decca’s 22-CD paean to Gillian Weir’s career; 5 stars for CDs of music by Yon, McDowall and Kerll; comparing Josquin releases; Apollo5 showcases 500 years of repertoire; a new edition of Handel’s Belshazzar; the organ of King’s College, Cambridge on DVD; and John Norman’s Organ Works book. 82 ENCOUNTERS

Decorative artist Ruth Bothwell.

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