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Organ recitals and events in 2018

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Paul Hale at Selby Abbey, August 2017

February 2018

Saturday, 17th February: 7.00 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire

Programme X

  • Following a talk by the Dean's Verger of Lincoln Cathedral: 
  • March, from the Occasional OratorioG. F. Handel (1685-1759)
  • Variations on an old Dutch SongSamuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
  • Symphony No 4 in F (arr. Andrew Moore)William Boyce (1711-1779)
       Allegro | Vivace | Larghetto | Gavotte
  • Berceuse (from 24 Pièces en style libre)Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • Nun danket alle GottSigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
Thursday, 22nd February: 12.30 pm
Christchurch Priory
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • Flourish for an OccasionWilliam Harris (1883-1973)
  • AdagioTomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
  • Introduction & PassacagliaWalter Alcock (1861-1947)
  • Chant de MayJoseph Jongen (1873-1953)
  • Toccata in B minor (from Dix Pièces pour Orgue)Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)

March 2018

Sunday, 4th March: 4.45 pm
St Paul’s Cathedral, London
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • A Southwell SuiteChristopher Rathbone (born 1948)
       (Variations on the hymn-tunes called 'Southwell')
       Fantasia | Larghetto | Allegretto Scherzando | Adagio | Toccata 
  • Cantabile (from Trois Pièces pour Grand Orgue)César Franck (1822-1890)
  • Variations sur “Amazing Grace”Denis Bédard (b.1950)
       Moderato | Poco più mosso | Allegro non troppo [pedal solo] | Vivo |    Adagio | Allegro | Toccata
Saturday, 10th March: 7.30 pm
Bishop Street Methodist Church, Leicester
Demonstration recital on the rebuilt organ
‘Marches & Melodies’

Programme X

  • March from the Occasional OratorioG. F. Handel (1685-1759)
  • Air in D; Liebster Jesu; In dulci jubiloJ. S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • AdagioTomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
  • Tuba TuneNorman Cocker (1889-1953)
  • Prelude on ‘Abide with me’C. H. H. Parry (1848-1918)
  • War March of the PriestsFelix Mendelsssohn (1809-1847)
  • I N T E R V A L 
  • Marche TriomphaleSigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
  • CantabileCésar Franck (1832-1890)
  • Variations on ‘Amazing Grace’Denis Bédard (born 1950)
  • Chant de MayJoseph Jongen (1873-1953)
  • Knightsbridge MarchEric Coates (1886-1957)

April 2018

Saturday, 7th April:
A day playing and tutoring for the Leek Organ School
Saturday, 28th April: 7.30 pm
St James Church, Spilsby, Lincolnshire
Demonstration recital on the restored William Hill organ

Programme X

  • GaudeamusSidney Campbell (1909-1974)
  • Trumpet Voluntary in DWilliam Boyce (1711-1779)
       Largo andante | Vivace
  • Prelude & Fugue in CJ S Bach (1685-1750)
  • AdagioTomáso Albinoni (1671-1751)
  • War March of the PriestsFelix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • Sketch in D flat for pedal-pianoRobert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Pièce héroïqueCésar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Prelude on ‘Abide with me’C H H Parry (1848-1918)
  • Festival ToccataMalcolm Archer (born 1952)

May 2018

Saturday, 19th May: 4.00 pm
Merton College, Oxford
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • From the ‘Messe pour les Couvents’François Couperin (1668-1733)
       Offertoire | Kyrie | Gloria with chant by Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers
  • CantabileCésar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Choral No.1 in ECésar Franck
Sunday, 20th May: 5.40 pm
Trinity College, Cambridge
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • From the ‘Messe pour les Couvents’François Couperin (1668-1733)
  • Kyrie:
        Plein jeu | Fugue sur la Trompette | Récit de Chromhorne
  •     Trio à deux: dessus de Chromhorne et la basse de Tierce
  •     Dialogue sur le Trompette du Grand clavier,
        et sur la Montre, le Bourdon et le Nazard du Positif
  • Elévation:
        Tierce en taille
  • Gloria:
        Plein jeu | Petite fugue sur le Chromhorne
  •     Duo sur les Tierces | Basse de Trompette
  •     Chromhorne sur la taille | Dialogue sur la Voix Humaine
  •     Trio: les dessus sur la Tierce et la basse sur la Trompette
  •     Récit de Tierce | Dialogue sur les grands jeux
Monday, 28th May: 3.30 pm
Southwell Minster
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • Flourish for an OccasionWilliam Harris (1883-1973)
  • Two Trumpet Tunes and an Air (arr. Henry Ley)Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  • Sonata No.2 in C minor/majorFelix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
       Introduction - Grave | Adagio | Allegro Mæstoso e vivace | Fuga – Allegro moderato
  • Cantabile (from Trois Pièces pour Grand Orgue)César Franck (1822-1890)
  • Hymn Preludes on Eventide and The Old 104thCharles H H Parry (1848-1918)
  • Chant de MayJoseph Jongen (1873-1953)
  • Toccata in B minor (from Dix Pièces pour Orgue)Eugène Gigout(1844-1925)

June 2018

Thursday, 14th June: 7.30 pm
St John’s Church, Upper Norwood, London
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • Flourish for an OccasionWilliam Harris (1883-1973)
  • Fantasia in G (BWV 572)J S Bach (1685-1750)
  • Variations on Amazing GraceDenis Bédard (born 1950)
  • Prélude, Fugue et VariationCésar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Introduction, Passacaglia & Fugue in E minorHealey Willan (1880-1968)
  • Sketch in D flat for pedal pianoRobert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Carillon-SortieHenri Mulet (1878-1967)
Thursday, 28th June: 1.15 pm
St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • Flourish for an OccasionWilliam Harris (1883-1973)
  • Hymn Preludes on ‘Eventide’ and ‘The Old 104th’Charles H H Parry (1848-1918)
  • Variations on ‘Amazing Grace’Denis Bédard (born 1950)
  • CantabileCésar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Romance sans parolesJoseph Bonnet (1884-1944)
  • Carillon-SortieHenri Mulet (1878-1967)

July 2018

Saturday, 21st July: 7.30 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Bedford
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • Marche triomphale ‘Nun danket alle Gott’Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
  • Variations on an old Netherlandish Song:Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
       ‘Ei, du feiner Reiter’
  • Voluntary in DJohn Stanley (1712-1786)
       Slow | Trumpet voluntary | Slow | Cornet voluntary
  • Chorale Prelude on ‘Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele’ (BWV 654)J S Bach (1685-1750)
  • Fantasia in G (BWV 572)J S Bach
  • I N T E R V A L 
  • A Southwell SuiteChristopher Rathbone (born 1947)
       Fantasia | Larghetto | Allegretto scherzando | Adagio | Toccata
  • Choral No.3 in A minorCésar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Sketch in D flat for pedal-pianoRobert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Variations on ‘Amazing Grace’Denis Bédard (born 1950)

August 2018

Sunday, 19th August: 5.45 pm
Westminster Abbey
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • FanfarePercy Whitlock (1903-1946)
  • Variations on an old Netherlandish SongSamuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
  • Theme and VariationsHendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)
  • Romance sans parolesJoseph Bonnet (1884-1944)
  • Carillon SortieHenri Mulet (1878-1967)

September 2018

Saturday, 8th September: 12.30 pm
St Mary Magdalene, Newark
“Sea Fever” - a programme of songs with a nautical theme, including music by Ireland, Keel, Ethel Smyth, Schubert and Stanford
Stephen Cooper baritone, Paul Hale piano
Wednesday, 12th September: 10.30 am
St Peter’s Centre, Mansfield
Lecture for the Optima Friendship Group:
'Cathedral Music through the Ages'
Thursday, 20th September: 1.00 pm
St Swithun’s Church, Retford
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • Offertoire sur les Grand JeuxFrançois Couperin (1668-1733)
  • Prelude & Fugue in C (‘Weimar’)J S Bach (1685-1750)
  • CantabileCésar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Pièce HéroïqueCésar Franck
  • Prelude on ‘Eventide’C H H Parry (1848-1918)
  • Theme and VariationsHendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)
  • Tune in EGeorge Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)
  • Toccata in B minorEugène Gigout (1844-1925)
Saturday, 22nd September: 7.30 pm
St Leonard’s Church, Hythe
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • Flourish for an OccasionWilliam Harris (1883-1973)
  • Prelude & Fugue in C (‘Weimar’) (BWV 545)J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Symphony No 4 in F (arr. Andrew Moore)William Boyce (1711-1779)
       Allegro | Vivace | Larghetto | Gavotte
  • Prelude on ‘Eventide’C H H Parry (1848-1918)
  • Introduction & PassacagliaWalter Alcock (1861-1947)
  •     I N T E R V A L 
  • Prelude on ‘The Old 104th’C H H Parry
  • Choral No. 2 in B minorCésar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Clair de lune (from Pièces de Fantaisie)Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • Carillon-SortieHenri Mulet (1878-1967)
Saturday, 29th September: 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray
Opening Recital on the organ rebuilt by Henry Groves

Programme X

  • FanfarePercy Whitlock (1903-1946)
  • Voluntary in DJohn Stanley (1712-1786)
       Diapason Introduction | Trumpet voluntary | Trio | Cornet voluntary
  • Prelude & Fugue in B minorJ S Bach (1685-1750)
  • Prelude on ‘Eventide’C H H Parry (1848-1918)
  • Choral No. 3 in A minorCésar Franck (1822-1890)
  • Clair de Lune (from 24 Pièces de fantaisie)Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • Homage to Handel (54 Variations on a theme of Handel)Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

October 2018

Saturday, 6th October: 7.30 pm
St James’s Church, Normanton-on-Soar
Opening Recital on the organ rebuilt by M. C. Thompson

Programme X

  • Now thank we all our GodSigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
  • Wachet auf, ruft uns die StimmeJ S Bach (1685-1750)
    Air (from Suite in D)
    In Dulci Jubilo
  • AdagioTomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
  • War March of the PriestsFelix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • Prelude on ‘Eventide’C H H Parry (1848-1918)
  • Prelude on ‘Rhosymedre’Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
  • Sketch in D flat, for pedal-pianoRobert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Toccata in B minorEugène Gigout (1844-1925)
Sunday, 14th October: 3.00 pm
Halam Court, Halam, Newark NG22 8AG
Recital of organ & piano duets and solos by
Paul Hale and David Butterworth

Programme X

  • Chorale Fantasia on ‘In dulci jubilo’ (S.729)J S Bach (1685-1750)
  • A Fancy for TwoThomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
  • Allegro (from Sonata in D)K P E Bach (1714-1788)
  • Duet for organSamuel Wesley (1766-1837)
       Allegro | Andante | Fugue
  • Thema met VariatiesHendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)
  • Prelude, Fugue and Variation for Organ and PianoAuguste César Franck (1822-1890 )
  • La ronde des lutinsJulien Bret ( born 1974)
  • Allegro (Concerto for Piano and Organ, op. 74)Flor Peeters ( 1903-1986)

November 2018

Sunday, 11th November: 7.30 pm
Southwell Minster - State Chamber
A programme of English Song to mark the Great War Armistice
Stephen Cooper baritone, Paul Hale piano

Programme X

  • I may be gone for a long, long timeAlbert von Tilzer (1878-1956)
       Words: Lew Brown (1893-1958)
  • If you were the only girl in the worldNat D. Ayer (1887-1952)
       Words: Clifford Grey (1887-1941)
  • Four songs from A Shropshire LadArthur Somervell (1863-1937)
       Words: A.E. Housman (1859-1936)    1. Loveliest of trees     2. When I was one-and-twenty    3. Think no more, lad   4. The lads in their hundreds
  • Is my team ploughing?George Butterworth (1885-1916)
       Words: A.E. Housman
  • Roses in PicardyHaydn Wood (1882-1959)
       Words: Fred Weatherley (1848-1929)
  • It’s a long way to TipperaryWords & music: Jack Judge (1872-1938) & Harry Williams (1873-1924)
  • The Penny WhistleIvor Gurney (1890-1937)
       Words: Edward Thomas (1878-1917) In Flanders   Words: F  W  Harvey (1888-1957)
  • Keep the home fires burningIvor Novello (1893-1951)
       Words: Lena Ford (1870-1918)
  • Pack up your troubles in your old kit bagFelix Powell (1878-1942)
       Words: George Henry Powell (1880-1951)
  • The SoldierJohn Ireland (1879-1962)
    Blow out, you bugles   Words: Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)
  • Cherry treesIvor Gurney
       Words: Edward Thomas
  • And there was a great calmWords: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
       on the signing of the Armistice, 11th November 1918
  • Black StitchelIvor Gurney
       Words: Wilfrid Gibson (1878-1962)
  • With rue my heart is ladenGeorge Butterworth
       Words: A.E. Housman
  • Goodbyeee!Words & music: R.P. Weston (1878-1936) & Bert Lee (1880-1946)

December 2018

Saturday, 1st December: 7.15 pm
New College, Oxford
Organ Recital

Programme X

  • Quatrième ChoralHendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)
  • Variations on an old Netherlandish SongSamuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
  • Southwell SuiteChristopher Rathbone (born 1948)
       (Variations on the hymn-tunes called 'Southwell')
       Fantasia | Larghetto | Allegretto Scherzando | Adagio | Toccata