Organ Recital: Jonathan Holmes

Starts: March 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Ends: March 9, 2019 at 9:30 pm

Our first organ recital following the restoration of the bellows!

Opening Organ Recital St Mary’s Ewell Concert Series 2019

Played by Jonathan Holmes

Nicolas de Grigny (1672 –1703) -Veni Creator Spiritus (composed 1699)

1. Veni Creator en taille à 5 (Plein jeu)
2. Fugue à 5
3. Duo
4. Récit de Cromorne
5. Dialogue sur les grands Jeux

Cesar Franck (1822-1890) – Choral No.2 in B minor (composed 1890)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1759) -Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C major (BWV 564) (composed 1719)

Interval Refreshments

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) – Sonata in G op.28 Allegro Maestoso (composed 1895) (Sponsored by Sybil Hale)

Noel Rawsthorne (1929-2019) – Dance Suite (composed 1997)

Organ music can be fun, said Noel Rawsthorne, and in Dance Suite, written for Gordon Stewart to play at the reopening of the restored Father Willis in Huddersfield Town Hall, he sets out to prove it.

You’ll find here a fine March based on ‘On Ilkley Moor’, a jazzy piece for pedals only called Dancing Feet, a romantic Waltz, a lovely Danse des Papillons and finally an exuberant Line Dance.

Cesar Franck (1822-1890) – Choral No.3 (composed 1890)

This recital is a musical journey from Reims and ‘Le Grand Siecle’ of De Grigny and Louis XIV via Bach’s Weimar, to Liverpool!

As a tribute to Noel Rawsthorne, former organist of the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool, who died earlier this year, we will hear his wonderful dance suite. He quotes many a famous tune from Ilkley Moor to Lord of the Dance.

The programme features the greatest pieces of Cesar Franck; his valedictory works for organ, two of the three final ‘Chorals’ . Our wonderful Willis organ possesses its original intonation and stop list and, although it epitomises the English Romantic Organ, has stops which work very well in playing the French repertoire.

All proceeds will go to the Arthur Mathews Organ Fund in aid of the Willis Organ at St. Mary’s. Refreshments are served during the interval. Information about tickets etc is here.

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