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EXEQUY and ELYSIUM
ORGAN MUSIC BY JAMES COOK
SAMUEL HAYES, SAMUEL HUDSON (organs),
with LUCY JACK (contralto)

Our third disc of organ music by young British composer James Cook, with two major symphonies and other works.  Cook's music is haunting, ethereal and spiritual - no fireworks; this is music to savour with mind at ease. Almost 160 minutes of music.

CD DURATION:  CD1: 79.55  CD2: 79.19

AUDIO SAMPLE:
Elysium: extract





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tracks:
Samuel Hudson (Girton College Chapel):
Sinfonia Lacrimosa
Samuel Hayes (Queens College Chapel:
Exequy (from Quaternion)
Sinfonietta
Symphonia Melodia
Two Sacred Fancies (Panegyris and Elysium)
Plerophoria *
Euphony (from Quaternion)

* with Lucy Jack, contralto

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“Cook obviously knows his way around the organ, and can conjure an attractive and varied palette. The content of the music is also very much a question of taste. I can imagine this set filling the gap in a collection for which an atmosphere of safely conventional and contemplative organ music will be a valuable addition.” – Dominy Clements (MusicWeb)

“Clearly and idiomatically written for the organ, the music harks back to an earlier age of church music... this is not to deny the real beauty and emotional sincerity of these finely crafted reveries, meditations and celebrations.” – Records International