Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
Variationen über das Niederländische Lied
'Ei, du feiner Reiter' (Variations on the Dutch folk song, Ah, you fine rider)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Voluntary on the Old 100th
J S Bach (1685-1750)
Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor BWV 537
Eric Thiman (1900-1975)
Meditation on 'Slane'
Herbert Murrill (1909-1952)
Stanley Vann (1910-2010)
Rialto Lounge will be in the Church selling sandwiches and drinks after this 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.
YouTube offers several performances of Samuel Scheidt's variations on a Dutch folk song. This one is played on an
organ in Collegedale, Tennessee:
Unfortunately, it isn't clear where this performance
of Old 100th comes from, nor who is playing.
The earliest record of this tune is in the 17th century Dutch hymn collection Souteliedekens, although the version in the Geneva Psalter of 1551 sounds more familiar to modern ears. From those beginnings, this tune is now known
in many parts of the Christian world.
Purcell's work is also popular with brass ensembles:
In this recording Ton Koopman plays Bach's Fantasia
and Fugue in C minor. It's worth picking through the
comments to find some interesting remarks from
organists further down the page.
Italian born Dr Simone Gheller plays the Berghaus organ
in St Jerome's Church, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin,
in this performance of Eric Thiman's
Meditation on the Traditional Hymn Tune "Slane".
Thiman himself was a notable organist, composer,
choir-trainer, and music educator of the 20th century.
We were unable to find an online recording of
Murrill's Sarabande, but in the next video,
Piotr Rachon plays his Carillon, on the organ of
Kaliningrad Cathedral Basilica in Russia.