The monthly series of organ recitals in St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh, will continue on Sunday 18 January 2015 at 4.15pm, when the recitalist will be the Cathedral’s Assistant Organist, the Revd Dr Peter Thompson.
Peter’s willingness to participate in this year’s series was evident when he said, ‘It is always a pleasure to play such a magnificent instrument, and to demonstrate its versatility in recital work.’
The versatility of the Cathedral organ will be shown through the range of music for the recital which Peter explained as follows, ‘I will open the programme with Lang’s Tuba Tune, a work redolent of Handel, exploring one of the most magnificent and distinctive sounds in the organ’s palate. This will be followed by music by Alec Rowley, and the Irish premiere of a suite of pieces by the Leeds–based composer, Tim Knight.’
Peter continued, ‘From twentieth century England we will travel to Baroque Germany, and to the music of the greatest organist–composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. We will then move forward to twentieth century France with two pieces from another of the greatest composers for the instrument, Loui Vierne, whose ebullient Carillon de Westminster will bring the recital to a close.’
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