Sunday, 3 January 2010

Choir Practices

Choir practices will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday 13th January
Wednesday 20th January

We then have the Burns Night on the 25th so there will be no practice on the 27th or in February until the 24th.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Anthems for January-March 2010

Sunday 3rd January Good King Wenceslas trad. arr. Willcocks
Sunday 10th January Chorus of Hebrew Slaves Verdi
Sunday 17th January Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Bach
Sunday 24th January O Holy Jesu White
Sunday 31st January Prayer of St Ignatius Quilter

I shall be away for the first three weeks in February. Scott will be playing.

Sunday 28th February Moses' Prayer Rossini

Sunday 7th March God of Mercy Pergolesi (b.1710)
Sunday 14th March Surely He hath borne our griefs Handel
Sunday 21st March O Saviour of the World Goss
Sunday 28th March - Palm Sunday Fling Wide the Gates Stainer

Organ Music for January 2010

2010 is the bicentenary of the births of Chopin and Schumann and the tercentenary of the birth of Pergolesi. Chopin did not write any organ music so in the month of January, for the Offering voluntaries I will be playing the piano preludes opus 28 which Louis-James-Alfred Lefébure-Wely played at Chopin's Requiem Mass in the Madeleine on 30th October 1849. The concluding voluntaries will be French showpieces beginning with Lefébure-Wely himself.

Sunday 3rd January 2010:
Offering: Prelude no 4 in E minor - Chopin (1810-1949)
Final: Sortie in Eb Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817-1869)

Sunday 10th January 2010:
Offering: Prelude no 6 in B minor - Chopin (1810-1949)
Final: Toccata from Symphony no 5 Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Sunday 17th January 2010:
Offering: Prelude no 20 in C minor - Chopin (1810-1949)
Final: Toccata in B minor Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)

Sunday 24th January 2010:
Offering: Funeral March part 1 - Chopin (1810-1949)
Final: Toccata from Suite Gothique Léon Boëllmann(1862-1897)

Sunday 31st January 2010:
Offering: Funeral March part 2 - Chopin (1810-1949)
Final: Toccata Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)