7:30pm – Opening Gala Recital – Stephen Tharp – International Concert Organist and Recording Artist

 

  • Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) 
    • Poème Héroïque, Op. 33 (Solo organ version by Dupré, 1935)
  • Bruce Simonds (1895-1989) 
    • Prelude on “Iam Sol Recedit Igneus” (now as the sun’s declining rays) (1924)
  • David Conte (b. 1955) 
    • Pastorale and Toccata (1991)
  • George Baker (b. 1951) 
    • Lamento (Prelude on the hymn-tune “Michael”) (2010)
    • Variations on the hymn-tune “Rouen” (2010) (Commissioned by and dedicated to Stephen Tharp, and in memory of Jehan Alain)

    Interval

     

    • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
      • from Trois Préludes et Fugues, Op. 109 -No. 2 en Sol Majeur
    • Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
      • from Harmonies poétiques, S. 173 -Funérailles (transcription Jeanne Demessieux/Stephen Tharp)
      • Fantasy and Fugue on B.A.C.H., S. 260 (syncretic version by Jean Guillou)
Festival Eucharist 

9.30am – Pre-service organ music

Sonata in G (Op.28) – Edward Elgar (1857–1934)

  • i. Allegro maestoso
  • ii. Allegretto
  • iii. Andante espressivo
  • iv. Presto (Comodo)

10.00am – Parish Eucharist

  • Offertory: Imperial March (Op.32) – Edward Elgar (arr. Martin) (1857–1934)
  • Communion: ‘Chanson de Nuit’ and ‘Chanson de Matin’ – Edward Elgar (arr. Brewer) (1857–1934)
  • Organ Voluntary: Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 in D – Edward Elgar (arr. Lemare) (1857–1934)

 

13:10 – Lunchtime Organ Recital – David Hardie – Birmingham Cathedral

 

  • Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Richard Wagner (1813-1883) arr. Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
  • Variations on Unter der Linden grüne – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
  • Méditation (Symphonie I) – Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
  • Rhapsody no. 1 in Db – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
  • Sonata no. 1 in F minor – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
13:10 – Lunchtime Organ Recital – Paul Walton, Bristol Cathedral

 

  • Toccata in D minor (BWV 538, i)       Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • from Symphonie 2 (op.20)                  Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
    •           Choral
    •           Scherzo
  • Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue   Healey Willan (1880 – 1968)
13:10 – Lunchtime Organ Recital – Simon Bell, Dean Close School

 

 

  • Marche triomphale                                                    Walter Alcock (1861-1947)
  • Wir glauben all an einen Gott (BWV 740)                Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Prelude & Fugue in C (BWV 545)                            Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Canzona & Scherzetto (Sonata in C minor)            Percy Whitlock (1903 – 1946)
  • Handel in the Strand                                                Percy Grainger (1882 – 1961)
  • Prélude et fugue sur le nom d’Alain                        Maurice Duruflé (1902 – 1986)
13:10 – Lunchtime Organ Recital – Alexander Ffinch, Cheltenham College

 

  • Fantasia and Fugue in G         Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
  • Two Studies in canonic form (Nos. 4 and 5) Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    • Innig – Nicht zu schnell
  • The Dancing Pipes      Jonathan Dove (b.1959)
  • Sonata Eroica  Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

18:00 – Family Concert – Peter & the Wolf. Organist – Hugo Kennard

13:10 – Lunchtime Organ Recital – James Grainger, Concert Organist

 

  • Toccata in F (BuxWV 157) – Dietrich Buxtehude (c. 1637/39 – 1707)
  • Pastoral – Herbert Sumsion (1899 – 1995)
  • Voluntary in Bb – Maurice Greene (1696 – 1755)
  • Benedictus – Max Reger (1873 – 1916)
  • Master Tallis’s Testament – Herbert Howells (1892 – 1983)
  • Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (BWV 733) – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Allegretto & Allegro Giocoso (from Sept Improvisations, op.150) – Camille Saint-Saëns  (1835 – 1921)

 

19:30 – Gala Wine Concert – California Wine Suite (Op.40) – Hans Uwe Hielscher – a musical, tutored wine tasting. Organist – Hugo Kennard

In this suite the composer enshrines in music the characteristics of certain Californian wines, namely Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Gamay, Late Harvest wines (typical varieties of which include Riesling and Gewurztraminer), Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Petite Sirah, Cardonnay and Champagne. California is the largest wine-producing area of the USA, blessed with a climate perfectly suited to the production of wines which not only rival their European counterparts in every way in terms of quality, but which enjoy a consistency in quality far higher than is often the case in the ‘Old World’. Too often in the UK we know Californian wine only through the cheap, mass-produced offerings of a few industrial-scale producers, whereas the reality is that the coastal regions of the state boast in excess of 800 wineries the vast majority of which produce amazing and delicious wines to suit every palate and every pocket. The work is dedicated to Dr. Frank Herand, a Californian organist, musicologist and wine journalist.

 

  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Fanfares)
  • Napa Gamay (Invention)
  • Late Harvest (Reverie)
  • Zinfandel (Siciliana)
  • Sauvignon Blanc (Interludium)
  • Petite Sirah (Scherzino)
  • Chardonnay (Pavane)
  • California Champagne (Toccata)
19:30 – Closing Gala Silent Movie – Silent Movie Improvisation – Anthony Hammond

The highest grossing film of the silent era, ‘The Big Parade’.
Commemorating the centenary of America’s involvement in WW1 – April, 1917.

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