Music at GMC: 2010 Summer Recitals

Music at GMC

2010 Summer Organ Recitals

During August, September and October 2010 we held our seventh series of Sunday afternoon Organ Recitals by Local Organists.
Details follow:-

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 1
Date: Sunday 8th August, 2010
Organist: Peter Lattimer (Sturminster Newton PC)

Peter Lattimer was born and educated in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. After National Service, he read music at Oxford and was also the assistant organist in the Cathedral. His teaching career was spent firstly at Hurstpierpoint College and then for 30 years at Bryanston School.
Since his retirement, he enjoys playing the organ at St Mary’s Church, Sturminster Newton and being involved with a multitude of other musical activites in the region.
Peter has performed at GMC several times in the past and has been a strong supporter of our musical endeavours. We were therefore delighted to welcome him back in 2010!


  • Grand Choeur Dialogué - Eugene Gigout
  • Prelude and Fugue in G Major (BWV 541) - JS Bach
  • Aria - Flor Peeters
  • A Trumpet Minuet - Alfred Hollins
  • Tune in E - George Thalben-Ball
  • Finlandia (arranged HA Fricker) - Jean Sibelius
  • Humoresque “L’organo primitivo” - Pietro Yon
  • Final from the First Symphony - Louis Vierne

Concert Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 2
Date: 7.30pm, Friday 20th August, 2010
Organists: Robin Jackson & Maureen McAllister (duets)

Maureen McAllister and Robin Jackson, husband and wife organ duettists, have been making a speciality of presenting a wide range of attractive and interesting music in their recital tours which have taken them up and down the Country and across to Ireland. In recent years they have played in the Cathedrals of St. Paul's, London, York Minster, Canterbury, Chester, Chichester, Exeter, Leicester, Winchester, St. Patrick's, Dublin, St. Anne's, Belfast, Dunblane, and Oban, The Kelvingrove Galleries in Glasgow, The Parr Hall, Warrington, and Croydon's Fairfield Halls. In July 2005 they played in Cardiff's St. David's Hall as part of the Welsh Proms season.
Maureen McAllister studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Dr. Douglas Hopkins, at Westminster Cathedral with Nicolas Kynaston, and in Siena with Fernando Germani, where she was awarded two Italian Government scholarships and two Diplome di Merito. Her recital career has included BBC Radio 3 and most Cathedrals and Town Halls in the country. In addition, Maureen McAllister was Professor of Organ at the London College of Music, and a Deputy Organist at Westminster Cathedral.
Robin Jackson was a prize-winner at the Royal College of Music under Richard Latham. At seventeen he was organist at Christ Church, Lancaster Gate, London, and subsequently a Deputy Organist at St. George's Metropolitan Cathedral, Southwark. After five years as Assistant Director of Music at Sutton Valence School, he was appointed to take charge of student music making at the University of Bath in 1980, a post from which he retired in July 2005. He was a member of the Panel of Examiners in Music for Trinity College London (now Trinity-Guildhall) from 1983 to 2007.
We've had many and varied concerts at Music at GMC, but this was the first one featuring duets on our Sweetland organ. For all organ devotees!


  • Ouverture (from Sonata for Organ Duet) - Lecosaldi
  • Chorale Preludes - Christian Gottlob Höpner:
    ‘Nun ruhen alle Wälder’
    ‘Vater unser im Himmelreich’
  • Orgelfantaisie mit Fuge Op. 8 - Filitz
    Grave, Andante, Maestoso
  • Canon in G (arr. MM) - JS Bach
  • Three movements from the Dettingen Te Deum (arr. MM) - Handel
  • Evensong - Charles Callahan
  • Sinfonietta for Organ Duet (1993) - Denis Bédard
    Intrada, Scherzo, Hymne, Carillon

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 3
Date: Sunday 5th September, 2010
Organist: John Radford (Wimborne St Giles Church)

John Radford was a chorister of Wakefield Cathedral and a Music Scholar at Ackworth School. He read music at The University of Leeds and holds a PGCE from The West Sussex Institute of Higher Education. John was Assistant Organist of St Mary, Portsea and, sine 1992, has been Organist & Choirmaster of The Quintet Group of Parishes in East Dorset. He regularly accompanies two choirs; The Allen Singers of Wimborne and Broadstone Community Choir and teaches part-time in two local schools. John is currently President of The Dorset Association of Organists having previously held the same post in the Bournemouth Association of Organists.


  • Prelude: The ‘Spitfire’ (arr: D Morrell) - Sir William Walton
  • Concerto in G Major (BWV 592) - Johann Ernst/JS Bach
    Allegro – Grave – Presto
  • Chorale Prelude: Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott” - Dietrich Buxtehude
  • Introduction & Fugue (Concerto 1) - Thomas Arne
  • Pastorale - Charles Wesley
  • Air & Gavotte - Samuel Wesley
  • An Air composed for Holsworthy Church Bells - SS Wesley
  • Rhosymedre - R Vaughan Williams
  • Iam Lucis orto Sidere - Thomas Tallis
  • Master Tallis’ Testament - Herbert Howells
  • Cloister-Garth - Sir A Herbert Brewer
  • Postlude in d (opus 105) - Sir Charles Villiers Stanford

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 4
Date: Sunday 19th September, 2010
Organist: Ann Burgess (Christ Church, Frome)

Ann Burgess was born and grew up in Leeds. It seemed entirely natural to play the organ as her mother and maternal grandfather had done before her, so she began learning the organ at the age of 17. Her younger brother, William Walls was organ scholar at Christ’s College, Cambridge.
Ann read music at Edinburgh University, where she was taught baroque history and fugue by the eminent Bach scholar, Peter Williams, and harmony and counterpoint by the composer, Kenneth Leighton.
As a student, Ann had organ lessons from Dennis Townhill at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, and subsequently from Kevin Duggan in Frome and most recently from Peter King at Bath Abbey.
Ann is an associate of the Royal College of Organists, and is Director of Music at Christ Church, Frome.


Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
  • Beata viscera - Anon English
  • Es ist ein Ros’entsprungen - Johannes Brahms
  • Es ist ein Ros’entsprungen - Anton Heiller
  • Herr Christ, der ein’ge Gottessohn (BWV 601) - JS Bach
  • Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (BWV 604) - JS Bach
  • Prélude sur l’Introït de l’Épiphanie - Maurice Duruflé
  • Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (BWV 654) - JS Bach
  • Four little pieces from 1761 (K1a) - WA Mozart
    Andante in C, Allegro in C, Allegro in F, Menuett in F
  • Consort “If Love now reigned” - Henry VIII
  • Pasticcio (composed for a wedding in 1957) - Jean Langlais
  • Fidelis (=“Faithful”) - Percy Whitlock
  • Tuba Tune - CS Lang
  • Murder on the Orient Express - RR Bennett
    Introduction – Waltz – Foxtrot – Waltz

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 5
Date: Sunday 3rd October, 2010
Organist: Paul Goodman (Nichols Nymet House, Devon)

Paul Goodman has been fascinated by the pipe organ from an early age. He first studied the organ with Paul Joslin and later with Thomas Trotter (Birmingham City Organist).
A strong interest in how the pipe organ works encouraged him in 1983 to help restore the 1906 Bevington organ in his church: Trinity Road Chapel, Tooting, London. He has travelled widely, visiting and playing many famous instruments in the UK and further afield, including The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, Cathedrals of St Paul’s, Westminster, Liverpool, York Minster and many others. In the USA he has played some of the finest instruments including The Cathedral of St John The Divine New York, and even a few notes on the largest working organ in the world, with it’s six manuals and 30,000 pipes situated in Macy’s department store Philadelphia, known as the Wanamaker Organ.
On moving to Devon in 1997 Paul became Organist of North Street Chapel, North Tawton and later at the local Parish Church of Bow.
Paul has a large Digital/Pipe organ in his home near North Tawton, where he has organ concerts twice a year. Recitalists to date have included: Carlo Curley, David Briggs, Geoffrey Morgan and Nathan Laube. Jonathan Hope and Ian Tracey will be performing in 2010.


  • Sovereign’s Fanfare - Sir Arthur Bliss
  • Prelude & Fugue in E minor (Little) - JS Bach
  • Aria (from Concerto No.12 for Strings) - GF Handel
  • Trumpet Tune – King Arthur - Henry Purcell
  • Concerto No.2 in G Minor - Matthew Camidge
    Adagio – Allegro – Adagio – Gavotta
  • New Era - Nigel Ogden
  • From Preludes & Postludes: - CV Stanford
    On an old Irish Church Melody
  • From Chorale Improvisations Op 65: - S Karg-Elert
    To Thee Jehovah, will I sing
    O my Soul, Rejoice with gladness
  • Grand Choeur - Theodore Dubois
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