Friday November 2nd at 12.30 pm
We start with the famous, or infamous, Bach D minor Toccata and fugue – uncharacteristically flamboyant, and with a fugue subject that sounds like violin music.
Then William Mathias, his popular Processional, with its perky march tune. Francis Jackson (101 on October 2nd) is represented by his early, but extremely passionate Impromptu, written in Bari, Italy, in 1944 during the Italian campaign, as a birthday present for his boss at York, Edward Bairstow (he succeeded Bairstow as organist of York Minster in 1946.)
Finally a jazzy set of variations on the hymn-tune Richmond (City of God, how broad and far…) by yours truly, Christopher.