Benedict Todd

Organist · Composer · Conductor

A selection of recorded organ music
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Blackburn Cathedral   March 2016

These recordings were made during a live lunchtime recital given in Blackburn Cathedral on the 9 March 2016. Benedict is playing the magnificent JW Walker cathedral organ. You can find out more about the instrument on the cathedral website (including a specification & also a very informative leaflet about the history of the cathedral’s organs).

  • Thema met Variaties    Hendrik Andriessen

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  • Rockingham    Kenneth Leighton

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  • Chorale prelude on ‘Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder’ BuxWV 178   Dietrich Buxtehude

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  • Chorale improvisation sur le ‘Victimæ paschali’    Charles Tournemire

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  • These recordings are all copyright © B Todd 2016. All rights are reserved.
Blackburn Cathedral - Organ
The Organ at Blackburn Cathedral


Advent from St James-the-Great, Dursley    December 2015

Happy Advent 2015 from St James! These recordings were made in the church of St James-the-Great, Dursley (Glos.) in December 2015. You can find out more about the church on the parish website, and about the organ on the page here.

  • Fantasy on ‘Veni Emmanuel’ Op. 72 No. 5   Kenneth Leighton

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  • O come, o come Emmanuel    Plainsong, arr. Benedict Todd

    Bonus track! Recorded at the St James' advent carol service 2015, this is the last verse of the hymn O come, o come Emmanuel, the accompaniment for which was written by Benedict and can be freely downloaded here.

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  • These recordings are all copyright © B Todd 2015. All rights are reserved.

Blackburn Cathedral   June 2013

These recordings were made during a live lunchtime recital given in Blackburn Cathedral on the 25 June 2013. Benedict is playing the magnificent JW Walker cathedral organ. You can find out more about the instrument on the cathedral website (including a specification & also a very informative leaflet about the history of the cathedral’s organs).

  • Ciaconna in E minor BuxWV 160 Dietrich Buxtehude

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  • Chorale-Prelude on a theme by Tallis Op 20 No 3 Harold Darke

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  • Adagio from Symphonie 5 Op 42 No 1 Charles Marie Widor

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  • ‘Feria Pentecostes’ from Sept Improvisations Op 150 No 2 Camille Saint-Saëns

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  • These recordings are all copyright © B Todd 2013. All rights are reserved.
Blackburn Cathedral - Organ
The Organ at Blackburn Cathedral


Durham Cathedral   August 2013

These recordings were made during evensong in Durham Cathedral (by kind permission of the Dean & Chapter) on the 15 August 2013 as part of the University of Bristol Church Choir’s summer tour to the city. The choir was conducted, on this day, by Christopher Burt, the junior organ scholar, whilst Benedict is accompanying on the cathedral’s splendid Harrison & Harrison organ. More details about the cathedral can be found on their website. This was a festal evensong celebrating the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Please note, due to the microphone placement within the cathedral, the balance in these recordings is rather more organ heavy than would be experienced sitting in the choir stalls.)

  • Magnificat (Collegium Regale)   Herbert Howells

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  • Nunc dimittis (Collegium Regale)   Herbert Howells

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  • Fugue über das Magnificat BWV 733   J S Bach

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  • These recordings are all copyright © B Todd 2013. All rights are reserved.
Durham Cathedral - Organ
The Organ at Durham Cathedral


You can also listen to recordings of a selection of Benedict's compositions.