Dear Concert Goer

Here is news about organ recitals in Stamford in July – Fridays at 1pm in July, starting this Friday, the 6th. Isn't it amazing what a variety of music there is in the opening concert?
 
FERGUS BLACK
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Organ Recitals in July 2018

At Stamford All Saints' (Red Lion Square) on Fridays in July @ 1pm, with video projection of the player.Retiring collection for Church Music Fund. Friday is Market Day; expect the town to be busy. Scotgate Car Park is nearest: PE9 2YB.  

Friday 6th July 1pm Fr. Bruce Burbidge

Oscott College, Birmingham.

Fr. Bruce Burbidge 

Supported by the Peterborough and District Organists’ Association

Programme: “Preludes, Toccatas and Fugues”

Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Op.37 no.1 (1837)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Short Fugues:
First two verses of the Kyrie from ‘Parish Mass’ (1690)
François Couperin (1668-1733)
Voluntary VII, from Ten Voluntaries for the Organ or Harpsichord
William Boyce (1711-1779)

Toccatas:
Toccatina for Flute from Twelve Divertimenti for Organ, no.2 (1918)
Pietro Yon (1886-1943)
Toccata and Fugue in F, BWV540
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Preludes:
Praeludium in G
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Prélude sur une Antienne, from Neuf Pieces pour Grand Orgue, no. 8 (1945)
 Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
Placare Christe servulis, from Le Tombeau de Titelouze, Op. 38 no.16 (1942)
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) 


Friday 13th July 1pm Fergus Black

Director of Music, Stamford All Saints’

Fergus Black

Programme: “Music for the Armistice”

Gerard Bunk - Heroischer Marsch Op. 49
First performance: 15 November 1914 in the Martinikirche, Bielefeld-Gaderbaum 'for the wounded soldiers'
Alan Gray - Elegy
 Written in 1915, 'In memoriam W. D. B. (Dardanelles June 1915)' [William Denis Browne (1888-1915)]
Ernest Farrar - Prelude and Variations on a Ground Bass, Opus 22
Farrar, a pupil of Stanford, was killed at the Battle of Ephey Ronssoy on 18 September 1918
Hendrik Andriessen - Fete Dieu
The Dutch composer, Andriessen writes: 'Fête -Dieu [the church festival of Corpus Christi] was composed in the Summer of 1918 , when war still raged and the admired and beloved cathedrals of France were in dire straits. The sharp contrast between the war and the feast of Corpus Christi led me to write this piece. This explains why the piece does not have a festive character but rather a dramatic, beseeching one.'
Debussy - Berceuse Heroique
Composed in November 1914, to honour the heroic resistance of King Albert and his people following the German invasion of Belgium
Rene Vierne - Canzona
Vierne was organist at Notre-Dame-des-Champs in Paris and was killed in action near Verdun in May 1918
Christina Harmon (b. 1942) - Processional and Fugue on “Pomp and Circumstance” [after Elgar]

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Friday 20th July 1pm Nigel Stark

Director of Music, St Mary’s and St Martin’s Stamford

Nigel Stark

Programme: To follow


Friday 27th July 1pm Felix Elliott

Hampton School, London

Recital Prizewinner, London Organ Competition for Teenagers

Felix Elliott

Programme: To follow


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