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Published on 20 Aug 2008
In this video, made 1 April 2008, Simon Nieminski, Cathedral Organist at St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, plays one of a set of four jazz pieces for organ, entitled "Let's Get Rhythm!, composed by German organist Thomas Ross (b. 1969). It is published by Dohr Verlag, and the score may be purchased from the publisher by writing email@example.com .
The organ seen in this video is the new (inaugurated 2008) 3-manual pipe organ by Matthew Copley, one of the largest new pipe organs to be installed in the UK in the last few years. The organ has two consoles, one in the Chancel area and another in the rear Gallery. Simon plays on the Chancel console in this video. As Simon plays this energetic number, we also see a few shapshots of the organ case, showing ornate, burnished pipes in the facade, and a shot or two of the busy traffic just outside the Cathedral.
This is one of 16 tracks on the new Pro Organo CD "The Organ at the Met" (Pro Organo CD 7222), which went on sale on August 18, 2008. In the CD, Simon plays classical and modern organ music from European masters. The CD booklet contains complete program notes, and a history of the pipe organ at St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, including the complete organ specification of the new Matthew Copley organ. To purchase this CD, or to view Simon's Pro Organo CDs, just visit www.zarex.com/bin and enter the name "NIEMINSKI" in the Search Box.