JOHN IRELAND (1879-1962): Complete Organ Works - Marcia Popolare, Elegy from A Downland Suite (arr. Alec Rowley [1892-1958]), Sursum Corda, Alla Marcia, Elegiac Romance, Capriccio, The Holy Boy, Miniature Suite, Meditation on John Keble's Rogationtide Hymn, Cavatina, Epic March.
Catalogue Number: 04L084
Reference: 777 481
Description: Does anyone else find it odd that it's a German label which has produced the only complete Ireland organ CD? Only two of the pieces on it are otherwise available, one being the largest one here, the Brahmsian Elegiac Romance of 1902. In truth, almost everything here is early - only the Meditation (1958 and the composer's last work) comes from after 1912 - and most of it consists of shorter, occasional pieces, but it's neglect is still surprising given the number of English labels that specialize in this kind of thing. Stefan Kagl (organ of Herford Monastery Church). SACD hybrid.