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Robert Munns - 80th Birthday Celebration Concert


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Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church

235 Shaftesbury Avenue

London

WC2H 8EP

Saturday 29th June at 4.00 p.m

 

A special 80th Birthday Celebration Concert in honour of the distinguished organist

and teacher Robert Munns will be held at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church on

Saturday, June 29th at 4:00pm.

 

Joining him in the celebration will be leading organists Stephen Farr and David Liddle

whose programmes are also listed below. There will be a retiring collection after the

concert and everyone is then invited to the birthday buffet in the church's Friendship

Centre. Full details of Robert's career and a list of works dedicated to him and

premiered by him (e.g. the Kenneth Leighton Organ Concerto) can be found on

his website:
.

 

ROBERT MUNNS

Denis
Bédard
(
b 1950)

Suite du Premier Ton (1994):

Plein Jeu - Dialogue - Grand Jeu

Duet 1. Hymne (1993)

 

Franz Lachner
(1803-1890)

Duet 2. Introduction and Fugue Op 92

 

Franz Schubert
(1797-1828)

Duet 3. Fugue in E minor Op posth 152

 

Above duets with Brian Newman (Organ)

 

Geoffrey Hanson
(b 1939)

Soliloquy (2013)

 

DAVID LIDDLE

J.S. Bach
(1685-1750)

Prelude and Fugue in G minor (BWV 535)

 

David Liddle
(b 1960)

Polyphony in T Op 19

 

Louis Vierne
(1870-1937)

Toccata (Pièces de Fantasie) Op 53

 

STEPHEN FARR

Jean Langlais
(1907-1991)

La
Nativité
(1932):

The Cradle - The Angels - The Shepherds -

The Holy Family

 

Kenneth Leighton
(1929-1988)

Paean (1967)

 

 

"Few British organists have a greater claim to their championship of modern

contemporary organ music as does Robert Munns who has premiered very many

important works written for, and for the most part dedicated to, him. Not that what

one might term the traditional organ repertoire has been in any way ignored by him,

but that many composers have good reason to be grateful for his interest in and

practical encouragement of their work. Consequently now is an appropriate time to

cast an eye over some of Robert Munns’ considerable achievements during the last

decades, which began when, as a former scholarship holder of the Royal Academy of

Music, his extensive career as concert organist, conductor and church musician

was successfully launched.” The Organ - Spring 2012

Details of the Church and Organ can be found at

www.bloomsbury.org.uk

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