The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
English organist and composer Reginald Goss-Custard was born on 29 March 1877 at St Leonards-on-Sea and was largely self-taught. His brother Harry Goss-Custard was organist at Liverpool Cathedral. He held a series of organist posts in London and gave fortnightly recitals at the Bishopsgate Institute. He died on 13 June 1956. His organ compositions include Chelsea Fayre, Elégie, Idyll, a March in F, a Fantasia in F and a Serenade in A. There are also many arrangements for organ, including Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and a series of overtures - Beethoven's Egmont, Bizet's Carmen, Hérold's Zampa, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Suppé's Poet and Peasant, the Adagio from Vivaldi's Concerto in G minor, and Weber's Der Freischütz.
Bright and Clear - Alexander Binns plays organ music by Alfred Hollins, Harrison Oxley, Reginald Goss-Custard, Maurice Duruflé, Joseph Bonnet and César Franck, heard by Mike Wheeler
A Firm Grasp - Peter Litman plays the organs of Derby Cathedral, heard by Mike Wheeler
Incisive Playing - Daniel Hyde at the organ of Derby Cathedral, heard by Mike Wheeler
Lively Characterisation - An organ recital by Ian Tracey, heard by Mike Wheeler