One in our 'occasional series' of teatime concerts, with plenty of opportunity afterwards to enjoy the tea and cake!
Rhidian Jones is Assistant Director of Music at All Saints' Marlow and, as we discovered, a highly talented organist! We do have a fine Willis organ at Christ Church, with (as Rhidian observed) a 'bright' sound, and it's always a joy to hear a good organist show off what the instrument can do. That was certainly the case on this occasion, with a programme comprising:
J S Bach (1685-1750) - Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541
William Byrd (1543-1623) - Pavana and Galiardo: The Earle of Salisbury (1612)
John Stanley (1713-1786) - Voluntary, Op.6 No.5 in D minor and major (1752)
arr. J G Walther (1684-1748) - Concerto by Sigr Torelli [1658-1709]
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707) - Ciacona in E minor
Four preludes on hymn tunes:
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (2008) by John McCabe (1939-2015)
O sweet baby Jesus (2014) by Rebecca Groom te Velde (b.1952)
Assist us, Jesu to endure) (1909) and Now thank we all our God, both by Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
Rhidian kindly donated his services for this recital in support of Marlow Refugee Action, and Vanessa Faulkner from the charity said a few words about its work. We are pleased to say that we raised at least £560 through donations and the raffle, which is hugely appreciated. Many thanks to all who supported the event, and in particular to Rhidian Jones!
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