John Nicholson Ireland (1879-1962)
from Miniature Suite (1904)
Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)
Choral song and Fugue
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Voluntary in D minor for the Double Organ
Herbert Norman Howells (1892-1983)
Psalm Prelude Set 2, no 2 (1930s)
Soorjo Alexander William Langobard Oliphant Chuckerbutty
aka Wilson Oliphant (1884-1960)
Pæan: A Song of Triumph (Fanfare) (1948)
Psalm Prelude Set 2, no 1 (1930s)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata in F, BWV 540 (c1712-1717 ?)
The Christ Church organ was built by Hill, Norman & Beard in 1970 with 16 stops, using some pipes from previous organs plus some neo-baroque sounds typical of the 1960's and '70's (Chimney Flute and Fifteenth on open-foot voicing, like the Royal Festival Hall organ).
In 1995, HNB moved some loud stops from the Great to a new double case in the nave, 6 stops were added, and the tone was refined. In summer 2015 the nave organ was re-voiced to produce a more robust tone.
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The Long and the Short (Haibun)
Soorjo Alexander William Langobard Oliphant Chuckerbutty – surely the longest named composer in musical history. This organist of Anglo-Indian descent, little-known except for his Song of Triumph (Fanfare), successfully pursued simultaneous careers in cinema and church music.
This piece of music lasts for just three minutes. The key of B flat expresses jubilation, to be replaced by a short, slower section in pensive G minor, before re-asserting the dominant, soaring mood.
Peter Horsfield 28/3/2018
Inspired by the lunchtime organ recital given by Graham Thorpe at Christ Church United Reformed Church, Leatherhead, on 14th March 2018.
And following the Paean, you may enjoy this lively piece, The Queen's Procession for Organ. The organist is Hans-André Stamm, at the 1871 Holdich organ in Sankt Stephanus, Leverkusen-Hitdorf, close to Cologne and Dusseldorf. The organ was originally built for St Paul's Chiswick. Feenstra dismantled and rebuilt the organ for Hitdorf, added a Ruckpositif Choir organ, and had the case built, designed to resemble the one in St Mary-at-Hill, London Billingsgate. See what you think of the comparison.
Link to venue
3pm AGM Piano Concert
1st March 2018
Emily Andrews, flute
Anna Hashimoto, clarinet
Daniel King Smith, piano
1230 lunchtime ♦ 22 Mar 2018
check out this year's varied rota of organists