Recordings

A recording of Penny's music
 

Rustle of Spring

Rustle of Spring cover

"I took it to the hi-fi showroom. The salesman was mightily impressed and said admiringly he had never heard anything like it.  High quality recording and playing." (Live Music Society review)

"There is a profusion of music inspired by spring, from the jolly and skittish such as "Spring, Spring, Spring" and "The Cuckoo" to some reflective and melancholy pieces including "The Last Spring" and "Spring Will be a Little Late This Year". I have wallowed in hours of glorious seasonal music to choose this selection for you. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you share my enthusiasm for the sound of the remarkable Yamaha Stagea Keyboard Orchestra." (Penny Weedon)

Cover artwork by Studio 7 Design

 

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Record label: 

PenTone Music

Recording date: 

2010
Title Sample audio
1 The Rustle of Spring
2 April Love
3 Spring spring spring
4 The Last Spring
5 Here Comes the Sun
6 They Say It's Spring
7 Easter Parade Selection
8 The Dicky Bird Hop
9 The Sun and I
10 Poor Little Buttercup/The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring
11 It Might As Well Be Spring
12 Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year/Spring is Here
13 The Nest is Yet to Come
14 Dance of Spring
15 Flowering Tree Medley
16 The Cuckoo
17 I Remember April
18 On a Wonderful Day Like Today
19 Lilac and Lilies
20 Glow Worm/Butterflies in the Rain
21 The Last Snows of Spring
22 Appalachian Spring/Lord of the Dance

Walking Back to Happiness

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"One of Penny's best - definitely one for the collection. A great overall sound" (OKC Magazine)

Penny's albums in a mix of styles have always proved popular.'Walking Back to Happiness' combines classical and 70s disco, rock and romance, traditional songs and modern film themes, plus Penny's own composition, The Isle of Inisfree. Several of the tracks ( Benedictus, Autumn Leaves, Walking Back to Happiness, Primavera and Broken Vow) were suggested by Penny's listeners. The majority of the album is played on the amazing Yamaha DDK7 orchestral keyboard, with a couple of tracks (*) featuring the Yamaha Tyros 5. As always, it's melodious music played with two hands and two feet.  Penny's lush arrangements are put together for your listening pleasure.

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Record label: 

PenTone Music

Recording date: 

2016
Title Sample audio
1 Do the Hustle
2 Benedictus from the Armed Man
3 Good Morning Starshine
4 Autumn Leaves
5 The Folks Who Live on the Hill
6 Love Walked In
7 No Honestly
8 Somewhere in Time
9 Zambesi
10 The Isle of Inisfree *
11 Writing's On the Wall
12 Walking Back to Happiness
13 Kumbayah
14 Lohengrin, Prelude to Act III
15 Primavera
16 Pokokarakare Ana *
17 Broken Vow
18 For Once in my Life
19 Wichita Lineman
20 Ich Liebe Dich (I love you)
21 Voices of Spring
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22 Power of Love Bonus Track 6:42 Audio icon Power of Love Bonus Track

Adrift

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"An absolutely magical CD." (Alan Ashton, OrganIst Magazine)

On her second CD with Grosvenor Records, Penny uses her Yamaha EL900 and Orla KX980 in a selection of her popular concert numbers. The title track, Adrift, was the theme music to the 1962 children's TV adaptation of Robinson Crusoe. In Bhuddist Chant, Penny uses the Japanese instruments and haunting pitch bend to full effect. March of the Royal Guards is a piece her mother-in-law learned as a girl - pure fairground! Rose Penny Red is from the pen of pianist, organist and composer Peter Hayward. Three of Penny's compositions also appear: Cat Among the Pigeons (an eightsome reel),  Father Time (written by Penny in her teens, influenced by Antonio Carlos Jobim) and Chat chat, Talk talk (written for a chat show).

Cover photo by Tony Kerr. Copyright Studio 7 Design.


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Record label: 

Grosvenor

Recording date: 

2001
Title Sample audio
1 Opus One, Oliver (Embassy) & One Note Samba, Mendonca/Jobim (MCA)
2 Over the Rainbow, Arlen/Harburg (MGM)
3 Adrift, Mellin/Reverberi (Franco)
4 Bhuddist Chant, Traditional (PenTone)
5 Amor, Ruiz/Newell (Latin American)
6 Adagio, Albinoni (PenTone)
7 March of the Royal Guards, Gilbert (Gilbert)
8 Rose Penny Red, Hayward (Hayward)
9 Cat Among the Pigeons, Weedon (PenTone)
10 Acclamations, Waldteufel (PenTone)
11 Arabesque No 1, Debussy (PenTone)
12 Father Time, Weedon (PenTone)
13 Way Down Yonder in New Orleans, Creamer/Layton (Lawrence Wright)
14 Ashokan Farewell, Ungar (Swinging Door)
15 My Fair Lady Selection, Lerner/Loewe (Chapell)
16 Polka Dots and Moonbeams, Van Heusen/Burke (Chappell)
17 Chat Chat, Talk Talk, Weedon (PenTone)
18 Sibelius Symphonic Highlights (NCH-Gema)

Tangerine

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"Refreshing and entertaining" (Glyn Madden, Interactive Magazine) "Positively sparkling - another superb collection." (Joan Dovenor, Keyboard Player Magazine)

Penny's third album on the Grosvenor label, on Yamaha EL900. More unusual numbers are Wilcroft Fanfare, named after her parents' house and composed for their Diamond Wedding; Daybreak composed by the prolific and hugely popular John Holland, with his love of Delius clearly in evidence; Calling, written and recorded by Spice Girl Geri Halliwell; Mozart sonata in C, the middle movement of his piano Sonata arranged for clarinet and orchestra; Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence from the movie of the same name; Sugar Daddy, a big band number written by Penny; One Day, a haunting ballad by Welsh composer Norman Andrews; Highland Cathedral,famous from Four Weddings and a Funeral; and That's All with which Alan Dell used to close his weekly radio programme.

Cover photo: Tony Kerr. Copyright Studio 7 Design.


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Record label: 

Grosvenor

Recording date: 

2003
Title Sample audio
1 Wilcroft Fanfare, Weedon (PenTone)
2 Russian Medley, traditional (PenTone)
3 Daybreak, Holland (Holland)
4 Porgy & Bess Medley, Gershwin (Chappell)
5 Calling, Halliwell/Vettese (EMI)
6 Slow Movement, Sonata in C, Mozart (PenTone)
7 Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, Sakamoto (Virgin)
8 Myfanwy, Davies (PenTone)
9 Sugar Daddy, Weedon (PenTone)
10 Garden in the Rain, Gibbons/Dyrenforth (Campbell Connelly)
11 Tangerine, Schertzinger (Famous Music)
12 Carmen Selection, Bizet (PenTone)
13 Adiemus, Jenkins (Boosey & Hawkes)
14 One Day, Andrews (Andrews)
15 Highland Cathedral, Kelly (Ardness)
16 Blue Danube, Strauss (PenTone)
17 Warsaw Concerto, Addinsell (Keith Prowse)
18 That's All, Brandt/Haymes (Mixed Bag)

In Classic Style

In Classic Style cover

As featured by Nigel Ogden on Radio 2's "The Organist Entertains".

Penny Weedon originally trained as a classical pipe organist, and gained her Associateship of the Royal College of Organists in 1984. Since then, she has become known for (and gained her other qualifications with) her digital orchestral performances. Here she returns to her roots, revisiting the style of music which is still very dear to her, played on a variety of digital instruments, all in her highly individual arrangements. She composed Millennium Toccata for performance during 2000, and it has received performances from a number of recital organists since that year. The Wilcroft Fanfare, another of her compositions, was written for her parents, to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary. Again, it has proved a popular choice in recitals and as a voluntary.

Cover illustration: The Organ Music Society of Sydney. Used with kind permission.


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Record label: 

PenTone Music

Recording date: 

2014
Title Sample audio
1 Millennium Toccata, Weedon (PenTone)
2 Adagio, Albinoni (PenTone)
3 The Cuckoo, Daquin (PenTone)
4 The Trumpet Voluntary, Clarke (PenTone)
5 O Rest in the Lord, Mendelssohn (PenTone)
6 Here Comes the Sun, Harrison (Harrison)
7 Sleepers Wake, Bach (PenTone)
8 The Wilcroft Fanfare, Weedon (PenTone)
9 A Whiter Shade of Pale, Brooker/Reid (Also Music)
10 Tube Tune, Lang (Boosey & Hawkes)
11 In Dir ist Freude, Bach (PenTone)
12 Prelude in Classic Style, Young (Lorenz)

A Conducted Tour of Vienna

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"A captivating selection of pieces. I can honestly say that I have never heard such orchestral reality. This recording stands alone in the field of Viennese orchestral interpretation" (Joan Dovenor, Keyboard Player Magazine)

in January 2004, Basildon Keyboard Club staged a re-creation of the Vienna New Year concert, complete with flowers and evening dress. Penny (and her Yamaha EL900m) replaced the orchestra. From that moment, she was hooked on Viennese music. This album features the famous Viennese composers Johann Strauss, Haydn and Schubert, and pieces that are essentially Viennese. At the Dance was composed by Penny's great uncle, Robert Louis Revel, a celebrated pianist, composer and conductor in the Europe of his day, and Living Dream Waltz is Penny's own composition.

Cover picture: Der Hoffball by Wilhelm Gause. Copyright Vienna Museum.


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Record label: 

PenTone Music

Recording date: 

2005
Title Sample audio
1 Annen Polka, Strauss (PenTone)
2 Serenade, Haydn (PenTone)
3 Czardas, Monti (PenTone)
4 The Emperor Waltz, Strauss (PenTone)
5 Bonne Bouche Polka, Waldteufel (PenTone)
6 At the Dance, Revel (PenTone)
7 Thunder and Lightning Polka, Strauss (PenTone)
8 To the Moon, Schubert (PenTone)
9 Vienna for Aye, Schrammel (Paxton Music)
10 Living Dream Waltz, Weedon (PenTone Music)
11 Pizzicato Polka, Strauss (PenTone)
12 Lehar Selection, Lehar (PenTone)
13 Schön Rosmarin, Kreisler (Boosey & Hawkes)
14 Vienna City of my Dreams, Sieczynski (Redwood Music)
15 Vienna Life, Strauss (PenTone)
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