The physical CD of this fine recording has not been available for a long time; Michael’s Music Service distributed them for the past ten years or so. Now, my supply of CDs is gone; the last one sold at the recent regional AGO convention. So, now I am offering a digital download of the entire album which contains the Symphony and a few other pieces by Sowerby. Because it’s organ music, I am offering this album as the highest possible quality MP3 files and in the the lossless FLAC format. Most of today’s devices will accept both and those of you with excellent can listen to both and compare.
In my opinion, this is still the best recording of the Sowerby Symphony. The sound of the organ in the glorious acoustic space of the building and a stunning performance purely in the Sowerby style make this the recording to have. William Whitehead (d. 2000) made this recording in 1989 in Washington “National” Cathedral on the great IV/185 organ by Ernest Skinner and Aeolian-Skinner (1938/1958), which was enlarged by Joseph Whiteford in 1963 and 1974.