handsoff Posted August 12, 2008 Share Posted August 12, 2008 I went to today's lunchtime recital in Tewkesbury Abbey today, given by Anthony Gritten of RNCM. The programme:- Sortie in G Minor (Lefébure-Wely) Prelude, Aria and Passacaglia (Richard Francis) This was the world premiere performance of this piece, written in 1976 and resurrected last year, played in the presence of the composer. A super piece, which I hope will soon be recorded. Suite Pour Souvigny (Guy Bovet) This suited the organ in the Abbey beautifully with plenty of chance to hear the many different colours of the Milton Organ. The antiphonal possibilities with the main and Apse organs were nicely exploited. Next week's recital at 13.00 is by Andrew Kirk of St Mary Redcliffe. On Saturday 4 October at 19.30 there is an Organ Gala Concert with the chance to hear all 3 organs in use - sounds like a good excuse for a weekend break in this lovely town...I never tire of the Abbey - the standard view from the nearby car park is stunning and even without a great recital is well worth the trip from Stratford-upon-Avon. P Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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