Graham S. Morrison (1949–2007) — Bristol Suite (2000) for organ
3) Echo Voluntary
“Bristol Suite” (2000) was composed for Philip L. Carter, organist of The New Room in Bristol, England. The three movements obliquely reference the hymn tune “Bristol” from Ravenscroft’s Psalmes of 1621.
Scottish composer Graham S. Morrison (1949–2007) was Organist and Director of Music at the Methodist Mission, Central Hall, Tollcross, Edinburgh, the largest Methodist church in Scotland, for 37 years. He was also Head of Music at Forrest High School in Edinburgh. Morrison had recently retired to spend more time on composition before his untimely death at the age of 57. He published a number of collections of organ music and was also familiar to thousands of British children who enjoyed his “Play Pop Recorder” method published by Oxford University Press.