Dec
13
1:10pm 1:10pm

Organ Recital

Richard Shephard  Prelude and Fugue on ‘Good King Wenceslas’

Louis Claude Daquin  Noel Grand Jeu et Duo

Johann Sebastian Bach  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659

Johann Sebastian Bach  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660

Johann Sebastian Bach  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661

Louis Vierne  Pastorale from Symphonie I

Alfred Hollins  Cradle Song

George Baker  Toccata-Gigue on 'The Sussex Carol'

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Nov
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Organ Recital

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy  Organ Sonata in D minor  Op.65, No.4

Robert Schumann  Six Studies in Canonic FormOp.56, No.5

Johannes Brahms  Prelude and Fugue in G minor

Josef Rheinberger  Intermezzo and Passacaglia from Organ Sonata in E minor  Op.132, No.8      

This programme presents a snapshot of the revival of interest in organ music in 18th century Germany by some of the country’s most prominent composers. The movement was pioneered largely by Mendelssohn who, together with Rheinberger, contributed significantly to the organ repertory. Both composers combine a more romantic approach with the contrapuntal complexity of the Baroque German masters.

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Nov
16
1:15pm 1:15pm

Organ Recital 'Versaille: Organ music of the Sun King'

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Jean-Baptiste Lully, trans. Ben Horden  Ouverture from Ballet de la Nuit

Nicolas de Grigny  Tierce en taille

François Couperin  Messe pour les paroisses: Offertoire sur les Grand Jeux from Pièces d’Orgue

Johann Sebastian Bach  An Wasserflüssen Babylon BWV 653

Johann Sebastian Bach  Pièce d’Orgue BWV 572

This programme combines music from some of the most celebrated composers of Louis XIV’s France with that of Johann Sebastian Bach and encourages comparisons to be drawn between the two. It puts under the spotlight the influences between the music of the French Baroque and J S Bach, as well as the contrasting use of the organ and it’s place in Roman Catholic and Protestant liturgies. The programme opens with a secular French overture: a form that heavily characterised the music of the Baroque, in France and beyond, of which Lully was a leading light.

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Sep
6
1:10pm 1:10pm

Organ Recital

John Stanley  Voluntary in D minor

Johann Sebastian Bach  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659

Johann Sebastian Bach  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 660

Dietrich Buxtehude  Praeludium in G minor BuxWV 149

François Couperin  Elevation (Tierce en Taille) from Messe pour les couvents

Nicolaus Bruhns  Praeludium in E minor

This programme presents a snapshot across Western Europe in the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries and includes compositions from what might be considered the finest composers for the organ in each country or region.

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