J S Bach and His Connections
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude in B minor BWV 544
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Andante in D
Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780)
Fugue on B-A-C-H in Bb major
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Praeludium in D BuxWV 139
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Fugue Number 3 on BACH op 60 (1845)
Georg Böhm (1661-1733)
Vater unser im Himmelreich
J S Bach
Fugue in B minor BWV 544
Graham Davies received his early musical training at Winchester Cathedral where he assisted and was a pupil of Graham Matthews and Martin Neary.
Graham has held a number of important church appointments including Director of Music at Malvern Priory and Deputy Organist at Bath Abbey in 1994 where for seven years he was accompanist for the Abbey Girls’ Choir. In 2005 Graham was appointed to All Saints’ Clifton, in Bristol where he developed the music within an Anglo Catholic tradition, widening the repertoire and recruiting many new members to the choir. From 2005 to 2008 he was a regular accompanist for the Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir. At this time he finished his business career to devote all his time to music.
As well as being an organ recitalist, where Graham has given many concerts in churches and cathedrals throughout the UK, he has worked extensively as an accompanist with a variety of choirs, solo singers, and instrumentalists, most recently in vocal, flute, and cello duos on the harpsichord and organ.
Graham is currently Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Pinner Parish Church, Middlesex.
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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Nicola Berg, soprano
Roland Appel, viola
Lynda Chang, piano
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