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Allegro Pomposo in D

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Uploaded by: alanr (11/03/20)
Composer: Vincent, Charles
Sample Producer: Lavender Audio
Sample Set: Hereford Cathedral Willis Organ
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: English, late19th century
I was riffling through the scores I've downloaded over the months and came upon the book of postludes that this piece comes from. I suspect it was downloaded via a link from one of Agnus Dei's recordings as he's uploaded many of the pieces from it, including this piece ... at a rather more sedate pace as it turns out, though I didn't listen to his version until I'd recorded mine. The biographical notes are his. (Thank you, David.)

It's quite fun to play and one of the more "normal" pieces in the collection. Some of them are rather odd to my way of thinking and don't always fall under the hands and feet as you expect, partly because he doesn't believe in writing four notes in a chord when he can write eight.

I might recordsome of the other pieces.

Charles Vincent (19th September 1852 - 28th February 1934), Mus.B. (Oxon, 1878), Mus.D. (Oxon, 1885), was born at Houghtonle Spring, Durham, and, beginning in 1864, was a chorister at the Cathedral under Dr. Philip Armes.

He studied at the Leipzig Conservatory under Dr Karl Reinecke, and held a number of church appointments: 1875-76. Organist of Monkwearmouth Parish Church, 1864-68; St. Mark’s, Sunderland; Tavistock Parish Church, 1877-83; Kelly College, Tavistock, 1877-83; and Christ Church, Hampstead, 1883-91.

He was editor of the “Organist and Choirmaster”; founded the Vincent Music Publishing Co.; taught harmony at Trinity College London. Composed cantatas, organ pieces, songs, &c. Son of C. J. Vincent; brother of George F. Vincent and H. S. Vincent. He served as examiner for Trinity College, London, travelling to South Africa and Australia.

He died in Monte Carlo in 1934.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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