ACD406 Sesquialtera by James Tibbles



James Tibbles

James Tibbles James Tibbles

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 OrganThe 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

1-5 Overture to Il Pastor Fido
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
6-8 Voluntary viii
John Stanley (1713-1786)
9-10 Voluntary in C John Blow (1649-1708) 6.32
11-16 Concerto viii
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) adapted by Thomas Billington (1754-1832)
17-19 Voluntary v
John Stanley, from Ten Voluntaries for the Organ or Harpsichord, opus 6
20-22 Introduction in a minor, and Fugues
James Nares (1715-1783)
23-25 Overture to Esther
G.F. Handel
Total Duration 77.07