Concert on 6th October 2019

Christopher Herrick (international recitalist)
Anniversary Concert

Henri Mulet: Carillon-Sortie
Iain Farrington: Amazing Grace
Franz Liszt: Fantasia and Fugue on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam
Edward Elgar arr. Edwin Lemare: Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 in D major
Dmitri Shostakovich: Passacaglia from the opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude in C minor, BWV546
Hans André Stamm: Rapsodia alla Latina

Christopher Herrick
Christopher Herrick (photo by Hans Weichselbaum)

Christopher Herrick is renowned for his worldwide Organ Fireworks and Organ Dreams records. So, although he is beginning our 26th Anniversary Concert with a Sortie, he hopes you will stay for a recital which will certainly put the Binns organ through its paces. Versatile composer Ian Farrington treats us to a sequence of jazz/gospel variations on Amazing Grace, full of joy and optimism. Then it’s Liszt with his blockbuster Ad Nos piece, designed to show every facet of this organ and culminating in a spectacular chorale. The second half contrasts the optimism and nobility of Elgar’s march with the brooding Shostakovich Passacaglia, Shakespeare transplanted to the time of Stalin. Following Bach at his most noble we are sent on our way rejoicing with a tango.

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