John Stanley (1712-1786)
Voluntary in G major Op 7 No 9
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Trio Sonata No 5 in C major BWV 529
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
from Organ Sonata No 4 in Bb major Op 65 No 4 (1845)
3 Allegretto in F
Norman Cocker (1889-1953)
Tuba Tune (1929)
Jeffrey M Lloyd (b1949)
Partita on St Columba
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
from Organ Symphony No 1 in D minor
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.
Gently flowing semiquavers,
Pedals dance by nimble feet,
On long and lanky limbs.
At the double manual,
Red jumper and black pleated skirt
Clothe the long and lanky limbs,
While she plays off-beat and percussive rhythms.
In red jumper and black pleated skirt
She moves, at times flamboyantly.
Her off-beat and percussive rhythms
Relax into a smooth legato.
She moves, at times flamboyantly;
Speed and crescendo build,
Replace relaxed and smooth legato
In hanging suspense. Crunchy final chord
Concludes the build of speed and crescendo,
On pedals danced by nimble feet;
The hanging suspense of crunchy final chord
Now ends the flow of semiquavers.
Peter Horsfield 24/5/2017
Inspired by the lunchtime organ recital given by Gillian Lloyd at Christ Church United Reformed Church, Leatherhead, on 17th May 2017