Frederick William Wadeley (also spelled Wadely) OBE FRCO (1882 - 1970) was born in Kidderminster in 1882, and was trained at the Royal College of Music and was then organ scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge.
He was organ scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge (1900 – 1903), organist of St. Andrew’s Church, Uxbridge (1903-1904),
organist of Malvern Priory (1904 - 1910) and finally organist of Carlisle Cathedral (1910 - 1960).
It's my real pleasure to be able to upload the first Concert Hall appearance of the great, new sample set by AudioAngelorum, featuring the superb Hill organ of Peterborough Cathedral.
For this first piece, I wanted something definitely "English," and "straightforward" enough to basically, "run the stops" to demonstrate a large and steady crescendo, without getting too "involved" in terms of musical format, etc. This fine and strong work is perfect for what I was looking for.
You'll hear the characteristic "Hill sound," as I take it almost up to full organ at the end.
I'm pleased to be of assistance to Ben Trenchard in the final preparations of this sample set, which is certainly a massive undertaking on the part of AudioAngelorum.
I hope to be able upload a good amount of recordings using the Peterborough instrument, as well as the new set from Lavender Audio, featuring the organ at St. Mary-le-Bow in London.
The score is attached below, as well as photos of Malvern Priory, Carlisle Cathedral, and a magnificent shot of the interior of Peterborough Cathedral, showing the proud Hill organ, high above the Choir.