Wednesdays at Christ Church
Hill, Norman & Beard organ
Theodore Dubois (1837-1924)
from Douze pièces pour orgue ou piano-pédalier
No 3 Toccata in G
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637/39-1707)
Praeludium und Fuga in F BuxWV 145
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Fantasia in G minor TWV 33 No 8
Presto - Cantabile
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Organ Sonata No 1 in F minor Op 65 (1844)
1 Allegro moderato e serioso
3 Andante. Recit.
4 Allegro assai e vivace
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue in B minor BWV 544 (1725-28)
David Oldfield was born and educated in Sheffield, at King Edward VII School. He was offered an unconditional place at the Royal Northern College of Music where he furthered his organ, singing and choral training studies.
David’s work in education has included time as Head of Music in a number of schools, several successful posts as organist and choirmaster and as a teacher of organ, piano and singing. An active organ recitalist, he has worked on Royal School of Church Music courses since 1977. More recently he has been a member of the Advisory Board to the RSCM Council as well as currently, an examiner for Bishops’ and Deans’ Awards.
David specialises in early music, Baroque music and 20th/21st century music but has an eclectic taste and wide repertoire outside this period. He made a special study of Tudor Church Music and also the vast choral repertoire of English Church Music.
David currently actively pursues his interests as a recitalist and is also interested in education and outreach. He is also involved with directing three choirs - particularly Stag Montem Chorem, who sing in cathedrals - as well a less formal connection with two others.
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
Camille Marchant, flute
Thomas Ang, piano
courtesy of the
Royal Academy of Music
12 July 2018
Philip Haworth &
26 July 2018
check out this year's varied rota of organists