ORGAN MUSIC BY NEW ZEALAND COMPOSERS:
SOUNZ holds two albums of New Zealand organ music, researched, selected and edited by Richard Apperley.
"Reading through correspondence and diary entries from both composers and performers was hugely enlightening. Of particular interest to me was researching the background behind Douglas Lilburn’s Prelude and Fugue in G minor. This work was written as Lilburn’s entry for the Philip Neill Memorial Prize in 1944."
Read more from Richard here.
These albums contain notes about each composer & work featured in the contents of the album.
AN INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD:
We recently interviewed Richard Apperley about New Zealand music for organ.
"It is difficult to point to any particular stylistic aspect that distinguishes New Zealand organ music from that of other countries, but there does seem to be a strong interest in New Zealand in using the organ in combination with other unusual instruments... Over the past decade I have performed NZ organ works alongside a Gamelan ensemble, wine glasses, Iranian flute, soprano saxophone, drums and carillon bells. "
Click here to read the full interview.
Richard Apperley - NZ Organ Music