John Joubert: Organ Music
Label: TOCCATA CLASSICS
John Joubert celebrates his 90th irthday on March 20th, 2017 - this release marks that occasion! Joubert was born in Cape Town in 1927 but settled in Britain after arriving as a student in 1946 and has become a stalwart of British musical life. His organ music, recorded here as part of the birthday celebrations, ranges from the miniature to the monumental. It often reflects Bach's influence, and always demonstrates the balance of craftsmanship and honesty of expression that has assured Joubert's place in the affection of his audiences. The booklet notes here are contributed by the composer himself and the organist, Tom Winpenny. Winpenny recorded the album on the mighty organ of St. Albans Cathedral. Winpenny is the Assistant Master of the Music at St. Albans Cathedral. Previously, he was sub-organist at St. Paul's Cathedral and during this time he performed for many major state occasions.