James Tibbles is a prominent figure in New Zealand’s Early Music scene and
a well-known specialist in Early Keyboards (harpsichord, fortepiano and organ).
Director of Music at Auckland Cathedral, he also holds the position of
Assistant Director of TOWER New Zealand Youth Choir and Voices New Zealand.
The Avery Organ
The London organ builder John Avery (1755-1808) was
a highly colourful character, falling foul of the law on
occasion, and having a reputation as a ‘shocking drunken
character’. Despite this he was a signifi cant organ builder,
responsible for some important organs, including those
in King’s College Cambridge and Winchester Cathedral.
Detailed information on the organ, including
documentation on its restoration, registrations of the
works on the CD and aspects of performance practice, is
available on the Age of Discovery website
||Overture to Il Pastor Fido |
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
John Stanley (1713-1786)
||Voluntary in C John Blow (1649-1708)
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) adapted by Thomas Billington (1754-1832)
John Stanley, from Ten Voluntaries for the Organ or Harpsichord, opus 6
||Introduction in a minor, and Fugues
James Nares (1715-1783)
||Overture to Esther