Martin Cooke Posted March 4, 2021 Share Posted March 4, 2021 Some interesting things going on... The RCO and the Society of Women Organists have announced that this Sunday will be Woman Composers' Day and they are encouraging organists to play a piece by a female composer and flag it up on a website with a hashtag. I am playing three pieces before the service on Sunday by women: The Präludium in F major by Fanny Hensel (Mendelssohn), an Ethel Smyth chorale prelude that I have transcribed to avoid the alto clef, and the Maria von Paradis Sicilienne... though, actually, on reading up about it this I gather this may be by a man! Then, via her twitter feed, Anna Lapwood is playing a piece by a woman composer every day in March - just type "Anna Lapwood twitter" and follow your nose to the hashtag. So far we have had some Emma Louise Ashford, a delightful piece by Ghislane Reece-Trapp which will be included in a new Stainer and Bell volume of organ music by women that Anna Lapwood is working on, and, today, a slow movement from Florence Price's Organ Sonata. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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