CD REVIEW - "TALENTED HANDS AND FEET OF DANIEL COOK"Issued Friday 19th June 2009
The following CD review has just been published on the RSCM website – there is also a reference to it in the new issue of the Choir Music Quarterly Magazine – June 09:
** THE ORGAN MUSIC OF SIR WALTER ALCOCK
Daniel Cook plays the organ of Salisbury Cathedral
Priory PRCD 1008
Walter Alcock (1861–1947) was Organist of Salisbury Cathedral for thirty years, retiring only three months before his death at the age of 85. What better organ, then, for a recording of his music than that of his beloved Salisbury! Alcock’s late-Romantic language might be sniffed at by some, but in the talented hands and feet of Daniel Cook, Assistant Director of Music Salisbury since 2005, there is no denying that, not only is this music finely crafted, but, in the best pieces, there is much freshness and inspiration that lifts them high above the quality of much of the English organ repertoire of the period. Melodic invention, harmonic ingenuity and a keen ear for texture distinguish Alcock’s organ music – and the Tuba is not allowed to gather dust!
Review in Choir Music Quarterly, June 2009
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