In June Robert played the 1913 Walker organ at St Saviour’s Church, Richmond Hill, Leeds, for the Eoferwic Consort's new recording of the complete sacred choral works of Alice Mary Smith (1839-1884), one of the most prolific female composers from the Victorian period.
The recording is based on newly published scholarly edition of Alice Mary Smith's choral music by Leonard Sanderman. The project was funded the AHRC, through the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities. For further information as well as PDF files of the scores, please see Leonard Sanderman's website.
Robert accompanied the following three tracks:
The complete album is also available for streaming on SoundCloud.
The first eight live recordings from Robert's summer tour are now available on YouTube:
Maria-Magdalenen-Kirche, Templin, Brandenburg
Organ: Alexander Schuke (1994)
Fürstenwalde Cathedral (Dom St. Marien), Brandenburg
Organ: Alexander Schuke (1966/2005)
St.-Gertraud-Kirche, Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg
Organ: Wilhelm Sauer (1878)
St.-Marien-Kirche, Pirna, Saxony
Organ: Friedrich Nikolaus Jahn/Hermann Eule (1842/1979)
Christuskirche, Dresden-Strehlen, Saxony
Organ: Jehmlich (1904)
Further tracks (including works by Bach and Rubbra) are currently being edited and will be added to the channel over the course of the next few months.
Live recordings from Robert's fourth recital tour to Germany are now available on YouTube:
St.-Jacobi-Kirche, Sangerhausen, Saxony-Anhalt
Organ: Zacharias Hildebrandt (1728)
St.-Georgen-Kirche, Glauchau, Saxony
Organ: Gottfried Silbermann (1730)
A selection of live recordings from Robert's summer tour has now been uploaded to YouTube:
Today Robert's first solo CD, a portrait of the Franz Liszt Memorial Organ at the Herz-Jesu-Kirche in Weimar, was released by the classical CD label JUBAL.
A more detailed article about the album and an interview with Robert can be found on the Somerville College website.
Click here for more information and full track listings. The CD is available for purchase from Amazon UK.
The first live recording from Robert's summer tour has been uploaded to YouTube: Bach's Prelude in C minor played on the 1735 Silbermann organ of the St.-Petri-Kirche, Freiberg (Saxony).
Additional recordings (including works by Mendelssohn, Sweelinck, Boyce, Byrd and Gowers) will be added to the YouTube channel over the next few weeks.
Robert can be heard playing the new Kenneth Tickell organ at Keble College Chapel on Somerville College Choir's new CD. This musical advent calendar from Oxford University's leading mixed-voice college choir is the ensemble's second release on the Stone Records label, following a highly successful recording of Duruflé’s Requiem and Milford’s Mass for Five Voices.
The beautifully-presented album is a countdown to Christmas of 24 tracks (with a bonus track for Christmas Day) featuring wonderful performances of some of the best-loved carols of all time, and a handful of première recordings that will delight all classical music lovers. Each Advent Sunday is marked by a Bach chorale, and the listener is guided through Advent, as the excitement builds for the arrival of Christmas Day. The track list includes favourite carols by Rutter, Warlock, Poston, Gardner, Cornelius, Goldschmidt and Wood as well as newly commissioned works by Toby Young, Raymond Head and Paul Sartin (member of the folk band Bellowhead).
The Choir of Somerville College, conducted by David Crown, is joined by guest soloists Mary-Louise Aitken (soprano) and Jeremy Carpenter (baritone), who was most recently seen in the Royal Opera House's production of Britten's Gloriana. The CD also features Douglas Knight (organ) and Keith Fairbairn (percussion).
The album will be released on 4 November 2013 (UK) and 12 November 2013 (USA and all other countries). Advent Calendar is available for purchase from Amazon UK, Amazon US, Presto Classical, Stone Records and Blackwell's Music (Broad Street, Oxford). Please see Robert's discography for a full track list.