François Couperin (1668-1733)
Le Rossignol en Amour (1722)
The Nightingale in Love
Frederick the Great (1712-1786)
Sonata for Flute and Continuo, No 9 in E minor
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1784)
from ‘Pièces de Clavecin en Concert’ (1741)
5ème Concert en ré mineur / 5th Concert in D minor
La Forqueray (Fugue)
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Praeludium in D major BuxWV 139 (solo organ)
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Recorder Sonata in F Major HWV 369 (1712)
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.
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 a recitalist, Graham has given many concerts throughout the UK including St. Paul’s Cathedral London, also in Switzerland and Chicago. Graham has benefitted from organ studies and master classes with internationally renowned teachers including Margaret Phillips, Catherine Ennis and Daniel Moult.
Graham is currently Organist of St Mary the Virgin, Hayes, Middlesex.
Emily Andrews graduated in 2010 with Distinction from her Masters degree in flute performance at the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Clare Southworth and Kate Hill. Emily has followed an unusual career path: her undergraduate degree was in Mathematics at Cambridge University, and she worked as an IT consultant for two years before following her heart to become a full-time musician.
Emily is a passionate chamber musician as well as a soloist. Her wind trio, The Renard Ensemble are keen performers on the Live Music Now scheme, and have recently been selected as Joint Winners of the Tunnell Trust Award for 2011/2012. She also has a regular duo partnership with guitarist David Massey (The Andrews Massey Duo) with whom she has performed at many music festivals around the country, and at venues including Colston Hall and St James' Piccadilly.
Emily was selected for the Concordia Foundation International Ensemble for 2010-2011, and was also chosen as a Limelight New Artist the same year (with whom she performed at the 100 Club in July 2010). Emily's "exquisite phrasing", beautiful singing tone and natural musicality have been noted by many prominent musicians, including Lorna McGhee, Ransom Wilson, Mark Van de Wiel, Neil Black OBE and William Bennett OBE. The British Flute Society's review of her performance of the Liebermann flute concerto cited Emily as "definitely one of Britain's most promising young professionals".
Nightingale in Love - Le Rossignol en Amour
(recorder and harpsichord)
Il Giardino Armonicao's performance
in period dress and on period instruments of
Rameau's 5th Concert in D minor
Karl-Bernhardin Kropf plays
Buxtehude's Praeludium in D major
on the 1688 Arp Schnitger organ of
St Pankratius Church, Hamburg-Neuenfelde
There is more information about this historic organ on the German language website linked below:
Handel Recorder Sonata HWV 369: