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Lunchtime Organ: Alan Horsey

Lunchtime Organ: Alan Horsey

Concert begins at 13.05pm

Alan Horsey - Halifax organist

Harold Greenhill Allegro Marziale
Bach Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter BWV650
CPE Bach Allegro Molto (from Sonata Wq70/5)
Alcock Impromptu in G
Reger Introduction & Passacaglia Op 63
Vierne Allegro Vivace (Scherzo) from (Symphonie I)
Jongen Toccata

Reger’s mighty Introduction and Passcaglia Op 63 lies at the heart of today’s programme. Well-known composers from Germany, France and Belgium rub shoulders with the 20th century London-based blind organist Harold Walter Greenhill [1902-1978], who held appointments at major non-conformist churches to the East of London and in Essex. His delightful Allegro marziale has never been out of print since publication by Novello in 1926 when its composer was in his 24th year. Additional to an amount of published organ music still readily available, there are a number of short choral pieces still on British Music Festival syllabuses and in regular use. Greenhill’s early studies were at the School for the Blind in Swiss Cottage. Also of considerable interest in this afternoon’s programme is Sir Walter Alcock’s Impromptu in G first printed ninety years ago.



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