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Percy Whitlock

Catalogue of Organ works
The Organ Symphony
Some Orchestral compositions
Obituary from the Musical Opinion, June 1946


At 9th June 2005


This is not a complete discography but represents those CDs that are available or have recently been on sale.

For a comprehensive discography up to March 1998 (including vinyl, cassette and much that has been deleted from the CD companies catalogues) see Percy Whitlock Organist & Composer Malcolm Riley Thames Publishing December 1998 and republished April 2003.

Sometimes these deletions can be found in second hand record shops.


Discs devoted primarily to Percy Whitlock or with major work.


Percy Whitlock Holiday Suite

Concert Overture: The Feats of St Benedict; Ballet of the Wood Creatures; Wessex Suite; Suite: Music for Orchestra; Come along Marnie; Susan the Doggie and Me; Holiday Suite; Balloon Ballet; March: Dignity with Impudence.

Malcolm Riley, organ; RTE Concert Orchestra conducted by Gavin Sutherland.

Recorded on 4th & 4th February 2000 at the O’Reilly Hall, University College, Dublin, Ireland

Marco Polo 8.225162

The Complete Organ Works of Percy Whitlock Volume 1

March for the ‘Phoebe’; Plymouth Suite; Five Short Pieces; Air (from the Prelude, Air & Fugue arr. riley) Balloon Ballet (arr. Riley); Four Extemporisations; Holiday Suite (arr. Riley)

Graham Barber on the organ of Hull City Hall

Recorded 5th & 6th January 1994

Priory PRCD 489

The Complete Organ Works of Percy Whitlock Volume 2

March: Dignity with Impudence; Seven Sketches on Verses from the Psalms; Fantasie Chorale No.1; After an Old French Air; Pazienza; Dolcezza; Fantasie Chorale No. 2.

Graham Barber on the organ of Hereford Cathedral

Recorded 13th & 14th January 1995

Priory PRCD 525

The Complete Organ Works of Percy Whitlock Volume 3

March: Rustic Cavalry (arr. R Gower); Sonata in C minor; Adagio; Six Hymn Preludes.

Graham Barber on the Compton Organ of Downside Abbey

Recorded 10th & 11th July 1995

Priory PRCD 542

The Choral music of Percy Whitlock

Sing Praise to God who reigns above; Jesu, grant me this I pray; Solemn Te Deum; O Living Bread, who once did die; Here, O Lord, I see Thee face to Face; Be Still, my Soul; The Saints whose praise today we sing; Communion Service in G; Glorious in Heaven; Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in G; O Gentle Presence; Come let us join our cheerful song; O gladsome light; Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (fauxbourdon style)

The Choir of Rochester Cathedral; William Whitehead, assistant organist; Roger Sayer, Director of Music.

Recorded in Rochester Cathedral on 24th, 25th & 26th February 1996

Priory PRCD 583


Percy Whitlock: Symphony in G minor for Orchestra & Organ; Francis Jackson: Concerto for Organ, Strings, Timpani & Celesta Opus 64

Francis Jackson, organ; University of York Orchestra conducted by Jonathon Wainwright

Recorded: - Whitlock 20th & 21st June 1999 at York Minster. Jackson 23rd & 24th October 1999 Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall University of York

Amphion PHI CD 155

Percy Whitlock: Organist & Composer Recorded 1926-1951

Charles Villiers Stanford: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in B-flat, Op. 10 Traditional; Old 100; While shepherds watched their flocks (with orchestra); Handel: Xerxes Largo Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Lohengrin Fantasia Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2; Robert Burns: Auld Lang Syne

Solo Organ played by Percy Whitlock: Percy Whitlock: Scherzetto from the Sonata in C minor; Carol (Four Extemporisations) Handel: Bourée from Royal Fireworks Music Camille Saint-Saëns: Rhapsodie sur des Cantiques Brétons; Louis Vierne: Berceuse, Carillon; J.S. Bach: Fugue alla gigue

Organ played by others: Percy Whitlock: Scherzo (5 Short Pieces); Scherzetto (Sonata in C minor)

Choral: Percy Whitlock: Jesu, grant me this I pray; Glorious in Heaven

A tribute by James Levett, Rochester Cathedral.

Various artist and locations, including Francis Jackson, George Dorrington Cunningham, George Thalben-Ball and Percy Saunders

Various recording dates

Amphion PHI CD 147

Whitlock Organ Music

Plymouth Suite; Five Short Pieces; Four Extemporisations; Seven Sketches on Verses from the Psalms

Jennifer Bate on the Organs of St. Andrew's Church, Plymouth & the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

ASV 6233

Bax & Whitlock Sacred Choral Music

Arnold Bax: Epithalamium; Gloria; Magnificat; Nunc Dimittis; Te Deum
Percy Whitlock: Communion Service in G; Evening Cantata; 3 Introits: 1) O living bread, who once didst die; 2) Here O my Lord, I see thee face to face; 3) Be still my soul; Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in D; Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis on plainsong; Solemn Te Deum

The Ramsey Singers; Jeremy Filsell, organ Mark Fenton, musical director


Whitlock Organ Sonata

Organ Sonata; 3 Reflections; Rustic Cavalry March; 5 Short Pieces

Robert Gower on the Organ of Selby Abbey


English Organ Music Volume 2

Edward Elgar: Sonata No.2 in Bb Major Op.87a; Cantique Op. 3 Hubert Parry: Choral Fantasia on an Old English Tune; Percy Whitlock: Plymouth Suite; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes; Herbert Sumsion: Intermezzo; Ceremonial March

Donald Hunt on the Bradford Computing Organ at Worcester Cathedral.

Recorded on 29th October 1991.

Naxos 8.550773

1937 –Romantic Works for Organ

Percy Whitlock: Organ Sonata; Edward Bairstow: Sonata for Organ in Eb and William Harris: Flourish for an Occasion

Colm Carey on the organ of the Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, Washington D.C.

Issued: June 2004

Signum U.K CD508

Percy Whitlock Organ Sonata

Percy Whitlock: Organ Sonata in C minor; Five Short Pieces; Fantasie Choral for Organ No.1 in Db major.

John Scott at the organ of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

Issued: September 2004.

Hyperion CDA67470


Orchestral Dreams

Percy Whitlock: Sonata for Organ in C minor; Louis Vierne: Adagio from Symphony No.6; Marche triomphale for Brass Timpani and Organ

Wolfgang Rubsam on the Organ of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Chicago

Issued June 2003



English Cathedral Series Volume 9

Percy Whitlock: Sonata in C minor for Organ; Walter Alcock: Introduction and Passacaglia; Clifford Harker: Ouen Processional on Coleites Plaudant; Easthope Martin: Evensong; Edward Elgar: Imperial March Op.32

Mark Lee on the Organ of Bristol Cathedral

Issued June 2004

Regent REGCD191



Notices of Compilations and Recitals with works by Percy Whitlock.

Organs of Cambridge Volume 3 includes the Allegretto from the Five Short Pieces with works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Olivier Messiaen, Herbert Howells, Marcel Dupre, Simon Preston, Cesar Franck and Louis Vierne

James Martin and David Goode on the Organs at St Johns College and Kings College.

Oxrecs OXCD 60

Melody & Medley includes Andante Tranquillo and Scherzo from the Five Short Pieces and Fanfare from the Four Extemporisations with works by J.S.Bach, Thomas Tomkins, Franz Joseph Haydn, César Franck, Théodore Dubois, Joseph Jongen, Robert Schumann, Peter Eben, Zsolt Gardonyl, Edward Elgar, Leon Boëllman, Peter Tchaikovsky and Kenneth Leighton.

James Lancelot, Keith Wright and Daniel Hyde on the organ of Durham Cathedral

Priory PRCD 746

Peace I Leave with You includes Be still my soul; O living Bread & Here, O my Lord with works by Harold Darke, Herbert Howells, William Walton, George Thalben-Ball, Edgar Bainton, Henry George Ley and William Byrd

Choir of Belfast Cathedral; Ian Barber, organ and conducted by David Drinkell.

Guild GMCD 7126


British Organ Music includes Carol & Divertimento from the Four Extemporisations with works by Charles Villiers Stanford, Edward Bairstow, Norman Cocker, Harvey Grace, William Harris, Gordon Jacob, Hubert Parry and Charles Wood.

Jennifer Bate on the organs of Brangwyn Hall, Swansea; St James’ Church Muswell Hill, St Andrew’s Church Plymouth.

Quicksilva CDQS 6222

The Paradise Garden includes Carol’ from Four Extemporisations with works by Frederic Delius and A. Gregory Murray.

Michael Stairs on the organ of Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania 

Dtr/Direct to Tape 9801

Voluntaries and Interludes includes Fanfare from the Four Extemporisations and the March for the ‘Phoebe’ with works by Edward Elgar, Mozart, J.S.Bach, Alfred Hollins, William Harris, Anton Dvorak, Handel, C.S.Lang, Gabriel Faure, and Schubert.

Graham Stewart plays the Huddersfield Town hall Organ

Oxrecs OXCD 72

EMI Great Cathedral Organ Selections includes Fanfare from the Four Extemporisations with works by Eugène Gigout, Hubert Parry, Samuel Wesley, Herbert Howells, Camille Saint-Saëns, Siegfried Karg-Elert, Heathcote Statham and Julius Reubke.

Noel Rawsthorne, Arthur Wills, Herbert Sumsion and Christopher Dearnley, organ

Amphion PHICD 160

Organ Fireworks Volume 1 includes Fanfare from the Four Extemporisations with works by Joseph Bonnet, Herbert Brewer, Alexander Guilmant, Egil Hovland, David N. Johnson, Marius Monnikemdam, Simon Preston and Charles-Marie Widor

Christopher Herrick on the organ of Westminster Abbey.

Hyperion CDA66121

Romantic and Virtuoso Works for Organ includes Fantasie Choral No.1 in Db major with works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Boulnois, Henri Mulet, Joseph Jongen, Jeanne Demessieux, York Bowen and Wilhelm Middelschulte.

Jane Parker Smith on the organ at Memmingen, Germany.

Avie AV0034

English Organ Music from Hull City Hall includes the Fantasie Choral No. 1 in Db major with works by Basil Harwood, Thomas Dunhill, Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, Christopher Steel, William Faulkes and Francis Jackson.

Roger Fisher on the Organ of Hull City Hall

Amphion PHICD197

Philadelphia Gothic includes the Fantasie Choral No.2 in F# minor with works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt, Pietro Yon and Sigfrid Karg-Elert.

Joseph Jackson on the Reuter Organ at the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.

DTR DTR 2011

Organs of Eton College Volume 1 includes Fidelis from the Four Extemporisations with works by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Healey Willan, Hubert Parry, Patrick Gowers, John Ireland, Marcel Dupré, Charles Ives, Louis Vierne, Maria Theresa von Paradis and Kenneth Leighton.

Robert Quinney, Clive Driskill-Smith Christopher Hughes and Paul Plummer, organs.

Oxrecs OXCD 65

Speculum Vitae includes Folk Tune from Five Short Pieces with works by Jéhan Alain, Gustav Mahler, and Flor Peeters

Monika Welch, Albrecht Schmid (Whitlock) and Martin Müller

Cavalli 309

British Organ Music from Bath Abbey includes the Four Extemporisations with works by Alfred Hollins, Frank Bridge, Percy Grainger and John Ireland

Peter King on the Organ of Bath Abbey

Priory PRCD 335

Popular Organ Music Volume 6 includes Paean from the Five Short Pieces with works by J.S.Bach, William Boyce, Johannes Brahms, Edward Elgar, George Thalben-Ball, Healey Willan, Herbert Howells, Siegfried Karg-Elert, Gabriel Faure and Louis Vierne.

Andrew Nethsingha, organ

Priory PRCD 695

Organ Fireworks Volume 4 includes Paean from the Five Short Pieces with works by Antoine Edouard Batiste, Joseph Bonnet, Derek Bourgeois, Dudley Buck, Alexander Guilmant, David N Johnson, Louis Lefebure-Wely, Edwin Henry Lemare, Dmitry Shostakovitch, Louis Vierne and Charles-Marie Widor.

Christopher Herrick on the organ of St Bartholomew’s Church New York

Hyperion CDA66605

Canticum Novum includes Pastorale from Seven Sketches on Verses from the Psalms with works by Francis Poulenc, Hubert Parry, Philip Moore, John Gardner, Herbert Howells, Richard Shepherd, Robert Chilcott, Kenneth Leighton, Malcolm Archer, Richard Lloyd, Benjamin Britten, Henry Walford Davies and Barry Rose.

David Halls, organ; Girl Choristers of Salisbury Cathedral conducted by Richard Seal.

Guild GMCD 7101

Organ and Harp from St Asaph includes the Plymouth Suite with works by J.S.Bach, C.P.E.Bach, Ralph Vaughan Williams, J.D Edwards, Alexandre Guilmant, Camille Saint-Saëns, César Franck, Henry Mulet and Marcel Grandjany.

Graham Eccles, organ and Eira Lynn Jones, harp.

Oxrecs OXCD 82

Organs of Cambridge Volume 2 includes Scherzetto from the Organ Sonata in C minor with works by William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins, Henry Purcell, Anthony Van Noordt, Dietrich Buxtehude, Georg Bohm, Franz Tunder, Johann Pachabel, John Ireland, Edwin Lemare, Paul Hindemith, Flor Peeters and William Mathias.

Anne Page, Philip Rushforth and Geoffrey Webber, organs of Pembroke, Clare, Gonville and Caius Colleges.

Oxrecs OXCD 59

The Salisbury Sound includes the Scherzo from Five Short Pieces with works by Charles-Marie Widor, Francis Jackson, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Philip Sousa, John Gardner, Marcel Dupré, Frederick Delius, Herbert Howells and Sir Edward Elgar.

David Halls at the organ of Salisbury Cathedral.

Griffin 4038.

Organ Spectacular includes Scherzo and Paean from Five Short Pieces with works by William Walton, J.S.Bach, César Franck, Camille Saint-Saëns, Felix Mendelssohn, Marcel Dupré, Claude Debussy, Alexandre Guilmant, Jean Sibelius and Peter Racine Fricker.

David Hill on the organ of Winchester Cathedral

Griffin GCCD 4028

Scherzo includes Scherzo from Five Short Pieces with works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Louis J.A Lefébure-Wely, Marco Enrico Bossi, Jospeh Bonnet, Eugene Gigout, Max Reger, Jean-François Dandrieu, Pietro Yon, Horatio Parker, Charles-Marie Widor, Jean Langlais, Louis Vierne and Maurice Durufle.

Gillian Weir

Koss 1013

English Organ Music Volume 1 includes Darwall's 148th and Song 1 from Six Hymn Preludes with works by Norman Cocker, Edward Elgar, Herbert Howells, C.S. Lang & Vaughan Williams

Gareth Green, organ.

Naxos 8.550582

Three English Romantics includes the Sonata for Organ in C minor with works by John Ireland and Walter Alcock

Jeremy Filsell on the organ at St Luke’s Church, Chelsea.

Mayhew KMCD 1027.

[I can find no reference to this CD on the internet and it is not in my possession]


Short Notices

Be still, My Soul Land of Pure Delight Grace Episcopal Church Adult Choir, Charleston, South Carolina. Pro Organo 7173

Carol from Four Extemporisations Organists of the 1950’s Volume 1 Amphion PHICD200

Chanty and Salix from the Plymouth Suite English Cathedral Series Volume 5 David Poulter, organ

Regent REGCD173

Exultemus from Seven Sketches on Verses from the Psalms Sing Joyfully Choir of St. David’s Cathedral conducted by Timothy Noon. York CD181

Fanfare from Four Extemporisations Organ Works Volume 6 Massimo Nosetti, organ. Syrius SYR11381

Fanfare from the Four Extemporisations Organ of St George’s Chapel Windsor Roger Judd, Organ

Herald HAVAPCD 204

Folk Tune from Five Short Pieces Organ Works Alan Peters, organ Intersound 2858

Folk Tune from Five Short Pieces Historic Organs of Baltimore Raven Records 91

Folk Tune from Five Short Pieces The Freiburger Organ Book Various artists Carus CARUS1807599

Folk Tune from the Five Short Pieces Organ Dreams Volume 3 Christopher Herrick on the organ of Truro Cathedral.

Hyperion CDA67317

Glorious in Heaven English Anthem Volume 8 St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir conducted by John Scott Hyperion CDA67483

Hymn Prelude on Darwall’s 148th from Six Hymn Preludes How Brightly Shines the Morning Star James Warren, organ Regent REGCD164

Hymn Prelude No.4on St. Denio from Six Hymn Preludes Fanfare II Graham Barber on Downside Abbey Organ. Priory PRI 5001

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in D Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis Volume 6 Rochester Cathedral Priory PRI 529

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Fauxbourdons) Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis Truro Cathedral Choir Priory PRI 553

March for the ‘Phoebe’ and ‘Fanfare’ Voluntaries and Interludes Graham Stewart on Huddersfield Town Hall

Oxrecs OXCD72

Psalm 137 Wells Cathedral Choir Psalms of David Volume 2 Priory PRI 337

Salix from the Plymouth Suite Meditations Stefan Johannes Bleicher at St. Johannes Baptist Church Ebs 6040

Scherzetto from the Sonata in G minor and the Pastorale from the Seven Sketches on Verses from the Psalms Christmas at Armley Graham Barber on the Schulze Organ of Armley Parish Church Priory PRCD909

Sortie from the Seven Sketches on Verses from the Psalms The 1887 Hill Organ at Goldaming Parish Church, John Belcher HAVP291

Toccata from the Plymouth Suite My Spirit Rejoices Christ Church Cathedral Choir Frederick Burgomaster, organ Gothic 49115


John France 9th June 2005.

Catalogue of Organ works
The Organ Symphony
Some Orchestral compositions
Obituary from the Musical Opinion, June 1946

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