Music at GMC: 2016 Summer Recitals

Music at GMC

2016 Summer Organ Recitals

During August and September 2016 we held our thirteenth series of Sunday afternoon Organ Recitals by Local Organists.
Details follow:-

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 1
Date: 3pm, Sunday 7th August, 2016
Organist: Gordon Amery (Gillingham Methodist Church)

Gordon Amery has been fascinated by the organ since he was very young and became organist at Irby Methodist Church on the Wirral when he was 13. After a long break from playing he became one of the organists at GMC in 2002, and much of his spare time is taken up in organising concerts such as this. He thought it was about time he performed again!

Programme - 'Contrasts'

  • Mohrentanz - Tylman Susato
  • Chorale Prelude: Komm heiliger geist, Herre Gott (BuxWV199) - Buxtehude

  • Chorale Prelude: O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde Groß (BWV 622) - JS Bach
  • Chorale Prelude: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (BWV 638) - JS Bach

  • Voluntary No. 6 in D major (Op. 6) - John Stanley

  • Air & Gavotte - Samuel Wesley
  • Intrada (Miniature Suite for Organ) - John Ireland

  • Andante in F - Louis Lefébure-Wély
  • Fugue - Louis Lefébure-Wély

  • Fidelis - Percy Whitlock
  • Fanfare - Percy Whitlock

Concert Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 2 (Organ Duets)
Date: 3pm, Sunday 21st August, 2016
Organists: Robin Jackson & Maureen McAllister

We are delighted to welcome back husband and wife team Robin Jackson & Maureen McAllister. Robin and Maureen make a specialty of presenting a wide range of interesting and attractive music in their recital tours which have taken them up and down the country and across to Ireland. Be sure to join us for what promises to be an interesting and enjoyable afternoon of organ music!

Programme - 'Organ Duets'

  • Gran Marcia Militare - Morandi
  • Sonata in D Major (K 381) - Mozart (arr. MM)
    Allegro - Andante - Allegro Molto
  • Sonata L’Entente cordiale - Julien Bret
    Modéré - Calme et expressif - Léger
  • Adagio for a flute clock - Beethoven
  • Four Renaissance Dances - Anon C16
  • Allegro from Partita in F - Haydn
  • The Right Combination (2006) - Liselotte Kunkel
    1 - Prelude: Come Holy Ghost & Holy Ghost, my comforter
    2 - Meditation: Morning Glory & All the world rejoices
    3 - Introduction & Double Fugue: O Jesus Christ, true light & Thy Kingdom Come

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 3
Date: 7.30pm, Saturday 3rd September, 2016
Organist: Philip Scriven (Concert Organist)

Philip Scriven is widely regarded as one of the finest organists of his generation, and is highly respected as a choral, orchestral and operatic conductor. He is currently Organist-in-Residence at Cranleigh School, co-founder and Principal Conductor of the Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra, and Assistant Conductor and Accompanist of the world-renowned Bach Choir, combining these posts with a freelance recital career which takes him all over the world.

Programme - 'American Dreams'

  • Trio Sonata No. 1 in Eb major, BWV 525 - JS Bach
    Allegro - Adagio - Allegro
  • Sonata No. 1 in D minor - Alexandre Guilmant
    Introduction and Allegro - Pastorale - Final
  • Toccata on 'Vom Himmel hoch' - Garth Edmundson
  • Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber, arr. William Strickland
  • Variations on 'America' - Charles Ives
  • Aria on a Chaconne - Joel Martinson
  • Toccatina - Pietro Yon
  • Variations on 'I got rhythm' by George Gershwin - Harold Britton

Concert: Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 4 - 'Toccata'
Date: 3pm, Sunday 11th September, 2016
Organist: Tobias Rihm

Tobias Rihm studied “historical keyboards”, solo chant and organ at the University of Wuerzburg, Bavaria before moving to the UK. He now lives in Iwerne Minster and works in the clinical sector. Since 2010 he has acted as an organist at local churches (Iwerne & Fontmel), either playing for services or for concerts.

Programme - 'Toccata!'

  • Toccata Primo in g - Frescobaldi
  • Toccata in E - Krebs
  • Toccata in d - Bellier
  • Toccata in g - Becker
  • Toccata in A - Somma
  • Festive Toccata - Fletcher
  • Toccata Nr.4, Op.29 - Callaerts
  • Toccata in g - Fjellestad

Concert Organ Recitals by Local Organists: Recital 5
Date: 3pm, Sunday 25th September, 2016
Organist: Anthony Burns-Cox

Anthony Burns-Cox studied with Dr Bernard Rose at Oxford, under whose influence and the wonderfully inspiring singing of his choir, the path of his future life became clear.... Church Music! An F.R.C.O., Anthony was Director of Music at St Albans School, before moving to Wales as Sub-Organist of Llandaff Cathedral and DOM in the Cathedral School. Later he was appointed Organist and Choirmaster of Romsey Abbey.

Programme - 'Anniversary Celebrations'

  • Allegro in d minor - Mendelssohn
    Prelude - Chorale - Fugue
  • Psalm Prelude op 32 no 2 (Psalm 37, v.11) - Howells
  • Pomp and Circumstance Military March op 39, no 4 in G - Elgar
  • Voluntary in D Minor/Major Op 6, No 1 - Samuel Wesley
  • Chorale Prelude 'Vom Himmel hoch' Op 67, No 40 - Max Reger
  • Chorale Prelude: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam (BWV 684) - JS Bach
  • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor/Major Op 59, Nos 5 & 6 - Max Reger

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