JohnW Posted June 11, 2013 Share Posted June 11, 2013 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: robertmunns.org. 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 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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