Recordings of the Cathedral Organ

The list below does not include recordings of the organ as an accompanimental instrument, although one or two listings are provided here where solo organ repertoire appears on choral recordings. Some of the items listed are no longer commercially available.

The organ was recorded in the 1960s for ABC broadcasts on the program "Organists of Australia". It was also recorded over many years in concerts for the Melbourne International Festival of Organ and Harpsichord (MIFOH), in 1994 for the series covering the complete organ works of Widor, and in 1997 for organ recitals in the centenary year of the Cathedral. None of these was recorded for commercial release, and they have not been listed here.

     
2010s  
 

One Hit Wonders
[Toccata from Symphony No. 5 - Widor].
Jennifer Chou, organist.
Organ of St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne.
Recorded September 2011.

  CD. ABC Classics 476 4621.
 
 
2000s  
 

North of the Yarra: Organs of Melbourne
Gordon Atkinson, organist.
Organ of St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, and six others.
Recorded 2009.
[Works by Gerald Bales and Marcel Dupré].

  CD. Move Records, MD 3333.
 
 
1990s  
  Glory to God
The Choir of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.
[includes one organ work by César Franck]
John Mallinson, organist.
Organ of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.
Recorded 1990 (live MIFOH concert).
  Cassette. D & W Audio, [not numbered].
 
 
 
     
  Maurice Duruflé - Organ Music
Edward Theodore, organist
& Gregorian Schola of St Patrick’s Cathedral.
Organ of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.
Recorded 1992.
  CD. Move Records, MD 3102.
   
   
   
     
1980s  
  We Wish You a Merry Christmas
The Choir of Ormond College, Melbourne.
[includes organ works by Bach and Pachelbel]
John Mallinson, organist.
Organ of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.
Recorded 1989.
  CD. Move Records, MD 3079.
   
1970s/80s  
  Festival of Organ Masterpieces
Douglas Lawrence, organist.
Organ of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.
Recorded 1978 & 1987.
[Works by Purcell, Handel, Widor, Bach, L.Couperin, Mendelssohn (1978) & Corelli, Reger and Boellmann (1987)].
  12" L.P. Move Records, MS 3020.
Reissued 1987 as CD. Move Records, MD 3020.
   
   
1970s  
  De Pieri at St Patrick’s
Sergio de Pieri, organist.
Organ of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.
Recorded 1972.
[Works by Reger, Messiaen, Bach, Middelschulte, de Pieri and improvisation].
  12" L.P. Fidelis Records, TMS 177.
 
 
     
  Reverberations
Douglas Lawrence, organist.
Organ of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.
Recorded 1973.
[Works by Australian composers: Ian Bonighton, Felix Werder, Ron Nagorcka, Keith Humble and James Perberthy].
 

2 x 12" L.Ps. Move Records, MS 3008 & MS 3025.
Reissued 2000 as CD. Move Records, MD 3008.

1960s  
  Organ Recital
Sergio de Pieri, organist.
Organ of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.
Recorded c.1965.
[Works by Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Reger and Dupré].
  12" L.P. W & G, WG-B-2470.