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Postlude in D Minor

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (08/08/20)
Composer: Wadely, Frederick William
Sample Producer: Audio Angelorum
Sample Set: Peterborough Cathedral Hill
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Early 20th century
Description:
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 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).

"Postlude in D Minor" is the third of the "Three Short and Easy Postludes, Set Two" published by Novello in 1922. It bears the dedication: "To D-A-G" (given in musical notes.

I found this to be the nicest of the three. It unfolds beautifully, with fine counterpoint, and a feeling of constant evolution. It seems to be more of a "prelude-type" to me, but it could certainly work well enough as a Lenten postlude. I've followed Wadely's registration literally, knowing it would work well on the Peterborough Hill.

"Postlude in G Minor," the 2nd in the set can be found here:

https://www.contrebombarde.com/concerthall/music/33716

The score for the set of three pieces is attached below, as well as several photos of F. W. Wadely, three of the chapel and organ of Selwyn College, Cambridge, one of Malvern Priory, and one of Carlisle Cathedral.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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