Pre-order your copies of Celebrating Jon Lord – live at Royal Albert Hall, April 4 2014. It comes in five different editions. Full details here.
You can now get Concerto for Group and Orchestra, Jon Lord’s final recording, on deluxe 2LP vinyl at a specially reduced price at our webshop.
Containing the full Concerto spread across three sides – everything is there from the antagonistic 1st movement over the gloriously beautiful 2nd movement and into the 3rd explosive finale. The fourth side is exclusively given to Jon’s final BBC interview, 22 minutes in total.
The album features Joe Bonamassa, Bruce Dickinson, Steve Morse, Steve Balsamo, Guy Pratt, Kasia Laska and more. Offer only while stocks last.
This revised edition has been more than 18 months in the making, and is a major milestone on the long journey of preparing Jon’s complete works for publication.
The work was commissioned by the University of Durham in celebration of its 175th anniversary and first performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in the magnificent surroundings of Durham Cathedral on 20 October 2007.
An immediate popular success, the hugely impressive and engaging work, takes just under an hour in performance, and involves a full symphony orchestra together with four soloists: violin, cello, Northumbrian Pipes, and Jon’s own Hammond organ.
Corrected and refined
Conductor Paul Mann‘s new edition takes into account many previously unavailable sources, including an extensive list of corrections made by the composer during the rehearsals for the premiere and for the recording sessions that followed, and also a great many other previously overlooked refinements of detail and orchestration.