Wednesdays at Christ Church
Hill, Norman & Beard organ
Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
from Keyboard Concerto No 1 in C major
William Walond (1725-1770)
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
transcribed for organ by Herbert Brewer (1865-1928)
Chanson de Nuit Op 15/2
Chanson de Matin Op 15/1
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
from Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes
No 2 Rhosymedre (a village near Wrexham, Clwyd)
No 3 Hyfrydol Cheerful
Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
from Six short pieces for organ from the unpublished manuscripts
I Tranquillo, ma con Moto
VI Quasi lento: teneramente
Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995)
Concert duration: - minutes (more items to be added to programme)
Ed Sutton received his first organ training from Kenneth Ryder as Diocesan Organ Scholar at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich. He was simultaneously major music scholar at the King’s School, Ely under Scott Farrell, where he played for school and other services in the cathedral.
He went on to read music at the University of Edinburgh where he studied organ performance with John Kitchen, organ improvisation with Brigitte Harris, and euphonium, singing and choral conducting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Ed continued his studies at the University of Exeter, researching the choral music of Giovanni Paolo Cima, and was Senior Organ Scholar at the university’s chapels. Since then Ed has held various organist and choir director positions.
Ten years ago Ed left the professional music world and took up a better paid career in financial services. He currently works in underwriting and product management for a multi-national insurance firm. He enjoys quizzes and gin, often in combination. He is delighted to be playing at Christ Church, which has generously allowed him to practice on this organ for many years. He hopes you enjoy the concert.
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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Music on Thursdays at LMC
Buck Brass Quartet
2 trumpets • horn • trombone
8th November 2018
check out this year's varied rota of organists