Peter Allison Posted December 9, 2018 Share Posted December 9, 2018 I just wanted some thoughts on this please . My father passed away the other day, up in Durham City. He was a simple village organist ( A psalms and hymn man, he called himself) for many years, since the early 50's. I got the order of service from my sister the other day, and always knew, as he had said more or less every time he heard it," I want THAT piece when they carry me out of church." Imagine my dismay, when I read the music chosen was Bach, Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring, a great standard for such occasions, BUT he is having his "Requiem Mass" in the lovely setting of Durham Cathedral. So, with blessings from my sister, I have changed it to Widors Toccata from Symphony 5, as I believed that having a mighty instrument there, and wanted to send him out triumphantly was a greater thing, than a solemn slow quiet walk out. I was just wanting to know if I had done the right thing. The service is being played my a very good organist friend, of many years and he has played at the cathedral many times. Music for the Funeral of Derrick Allison Durham Cathedral Thursday December 20th 10.am Music before; Sonata No.2 op.65 Mendelssohn Bartholdy 1809-47 1.Grave, Adagio 2 Allegro Maestoso 3 Allegro Moderato Adagio from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Bwv 564 J. S. Bach 1685-1750 Musc after; Toccata from 5th Symphony No. 5 op.42/1 Charles M Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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