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Michael Harris - The Auld Alliance (Organ Music from Scotland & France) flac album

Michael Harris  - The Auld Alliance (Organ Music from Scotland & France) flac album Performer: Michael Harris
Title: The Auld Alliance (Organ Music from Scotland & France)
Style: Baroque, Romantic, Modern
Released: 2016
MP3 album: 1628 mb
FLAC album: 1128 mb
Rating: 4.1
Other formats: MP4 ASF MIDI MMF WMA APE MP1
Genre: Classical

The Auld Alliance (Scots for "Old Alliance"; French: Vieille Alliance; Scottish Gaelic: An Seann-chaidreachas) was an alliance made in 1295 between the kingdoms of Scotland and France. The alliance was formed for the purpose of controlling England's numerous invasions. The Scots word auld, meaning old, has become a partly affectionate term for the long-lasting alliance between the two countries. It remained until the signing of the Treaty of Edinburgh in 1560.

Prior to moving to Edinburgh he held posts as Sub-Organist of Leeds Parish Church and Assistant Organist of Canterbury Cathedral. He has made a number of solo recordings, including two discs released in 2016, a disc of Scottish and French organ music, The Auld Alliance AGD003, and the complete organ sonatas of August Gottfried Ritter for Priory Records PRCD 1162. He has directed the Cathedral Choir in a series of CD recordings, with two recordings, on St Giles’ own label, Aegidius, released in 2014 to critical acclaim. Michael has given recitals at many venues in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Poland, USA, Australia and New Zealand, as well as in the UK, where he has played in many of the major venues.

The Organ Music of William Wolstenholme. 61. William Wolstenholme. 3. Scherzo in B flat.

August Ritter was a Romantic-era German composer whose focus was solely dedicated to creating works for the organ. 4. kHz, 24-bit PCM – Priory Records Studio Masters. For Your Consideration More ▸. Thrive on Routine American Contemporary Music Ensemble.

52 Songs, 5 Hours 3 Minutes. PILRIG ST PAUL'S CHURCH: Elegy in F (no 11 from A Little Organ Book in memory of Hubert Parry). By George Thalben-Ball - Andrew Caskie. Victorian Organ Sonatas - Vol 2 - Hill Organ of Coats Memorial Church, Paisley, Scotland.

The Auld Alliance wasn't simply a military alliance; it was based on a long-established friendship founded on the Scots love of French wine. The signing of the Auld Alliance in 1295 might have given the Scots French support against England, but it also gave the Scottish merchants the privilege of selecting the first choice of Bordeaux's finest wines - a privilege which was eagerly protected for hundreds of years, much to the annoyance of English wine drinkers who received an inferior product. After the Reformation, the Auld Alliance was no longer feasible between Protestant Scotland and Catholic France, but the trade in Claret continued. People simply kept drinking it. An example of this process can be seen in the post-Reformation destiny of St Anthony's fund: a charitable fund raised on the back of the wine trade.

PLAY ALL. The Organ Music Of William Wolstenholme, The Organ Of Christ Church, Port Sunlight. Released by Priory Records May 2011 12 Tracks.

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1 Allegro Risoluto Ma Non Troppo Vivo (2ème Symphonie Op. 20)
Composed By – Louis Vierne
Hymne - Pange Lingua
Composed By – Nicolas De Grigny
2 En Taille À 4 3:04
3 Fugue À 5 3:04
4 Récit Du Chant De L'Hymne Precedent 2:46
5 Fantasy On St. Columba (Erin)
Composed By – Kenneth Leighton
6 Toccata Festevole
Composed By – Thomas Wilson
7 Fantasy On Helmsley
Composed By – Kenneth Leighton
8 Noël Ecossais
Composed By – Félix-Alexandre Guilmant*
9 Spring Song
Composed By – Alfred Hollins
10 Variations Sur Un Noël Bourguignon
Composed By – André Fleury
St Andrew's Suite
Composed By – James MacMillan
11 One 2:33
12 Two 3:46
13 Three 2:37
14 Choral No 3 In A Minor
Composed By – César Franck

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  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
  • Copyright (c) – St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
  • Recorded At – St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh


  • Organ, Liner Notes – Michael Harris
  • Photography By – Peter Backhouse
  • Recorded By, Edited By, Mixed By – Adrian Lucas


This CD was recorded in St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, on 3-4 February 2016.
℗ & © St Giles' Cathedral.
Total playing time 66:26.

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  • Matrix / Runout: 0001178745
  • Matrix / Runout: CA KINGSKY655
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY88
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Barcode: 079939644175