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Monday 15 April   Music by J.S. Bach

Bach is recognised as the greatestof all composers of organ music, and this programme pays tribute to him byoffering a cross-section of music,  notall originally for organ.   We will hearan Italian concerto transcription,  themonumental Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 546,  the celebrated Jesu,  joy of man’s desiring aswell as some seasonal organ chorales.  Inlighter vein,  the programme will includethe ‘Jig’ Fugue, and the Air and Gavotte from the Orchestral Suite in D.

**No recital on the 22nd

Monday 29 April    A programmeof audience requests

John will once again be looking for  more suggestions from audience members!

Monday 3 June      GermanRomantic Music

In this programme John presents some varied 19th-centuryGerman music,  including the monumentaland dazzling fugue from Liszt’s Ad nos,ad salutarem undam,  as well as thesame composer’s serene and totally contrasting Ave Maria von Arcadelt. There is also a set of variations by Adolf Friedrich Hesse,  who was a pupil of a pupil of J.S. Bach,  and an organ transcription of Brahms’s  beautifulAlto Rhapsody.

 

Monday 10 June   The celebrated Alfred Hollins

 

 

Monday 17 June     A programmeof audience requests

John will once again be looking for  more suggestions from audience members!

 

Monday 24 June     Bellsacross the meadows

This programme repeats some of the bell-inspired organ musicwhich John has played in previous years. We will hear Bernard Rose’s Magdalen Chimes,  Wesley’s HolsworthyChurch Bells, Cecilia McDowall’s   Church Bells beyond  the Stars, Arthur Wills’s Carillon on ‘Orientis partibus’,Vierne’s spectacular Carillon deWestminster—­and Albert Ketèlbey’s 1921 hit  Bells across the meadows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When & Where

Usher Hall - Main Auditorium
Enough tickets
Monday, 3 June
13:10
Usher Hall - Main Auditorium
Enough tickets
Monday, 10 June
13:10
Usher Hall - Main Auditorium
Enough tickets
Monday, 17 June
13:10
Usher Hall - Main Auditorium
Enough tickets
Monday, 24 June
13:10