Sunday 22nd June at 4pm
JOHANN JACOB FROBERGER (1616 – 1667)
Toccata XVIII in F
JOHANN KUHNAU (1660 – 1722)
Biblical Sonata no.4:
Der todtkranke und wieder gesunde Hiskias
(Hezekiah, deathly ill and healthy again)
– The Lament of Hezekiah
– His confidence in God
– His joy at his recovery (remembering his past woe, then forgetting)
MATT HUXLEY (1992 – )
Put One in Th’Other
One – T’other
HUGO DISTLER (1908 – 1942)
from 30 Pieces for Small Organ, Op.18/1:
nos. 3 and 8
JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK (1562 – 1621)
Balleto del granduca
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685 – 1750)
Chorale Partita BWV 766
Christ, der du bist der helle Tag
HUGO DISTLER (1908 – 1942)
Partita (Chorale, Bicinium and Pastorale) and Verse, Op.8/3, no.7 Christ, der du bist der helle Tag
JEAN LANGLAIS (1907 – 1991)
Three Characteristic Pieces (Homage to John Stanley)
David Gerrard is the Assistant Organist of Paisley Abbey. He is a postgraduate student in Early Keyboard Performance at the University of Edinburgh, where he specialises in harpsichord and clavichord and is taught by John Kitchen. David graduated last year from the University of Oxford, having completed a Music degree with First Class Honours. As Organ Scholar of Magdalen College, he spent three years accompanying daily services, training choristers, and participating in recordings, broadcasts, concerts and tours as both an organist and, occasionally, a singer. Previously, David spent a year as Organ Scholar of Canterbury Cathedral and Assistant Organist of The King’s School, Canterbury. He holds diplomas from the Royal College of Organists and Trinity College London, and studied the organ with William Whitehead whilst at Oxford. David is an experienced piano accompanist and conductor – both choral and orchestral – and plays continuo with Oxford Baroque.
We are pleased to now distribute the programme being performed by Alexander Anderson, formerly of Motherwell, now residing in North Carolina, USA. Alex has been a friend, supporter and frequent visitor to the Abbey for 50 years, and we welcome him back, and urge you to join the audience for this excellent recital.
Fantasia in F minor, K 608
Chorale Preludes J. S. Bach
1) Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654
2) Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657
Prelude and Fugue in E minor (“The Wedge”), BWV 548 J. S. Bach
Chorale Nr. 1 in E major Cesar Franck
Chorale Prelude, Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, Opus 122, Nr 5 Johannes Brahms
Allegro, Symphony Nr. 6 Charles Marie Widor
Sunday 1st June 2014
George McPhee (Organ)
Overture to the Occasional Oratorio G.F.Handel (1685-1759)
Bergamasca (Fiori Musicale) G. Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
Adagio and Allegro K 594 W.A.Mozart (1756-91)
Praeludium in E major Vincent Lübeck (1654-1740)
Master Tallis’s Testament Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Pièces de Fantasie Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Clair de Lune
Carillon de Westminster
Sunday 15th June at 4.00 pm.
Alexander Anderson. Scotland and North Carolina (Organ)
Music by Mozart, Bach, Franck, Brahms and Widor
Sunday 22nd June at 4.00 pm.
David Gerrard. Assistant organist, Paisley Abbey.
Admission to each recital £10
Paisley Abbey…..Forthcoming Recitals…..
Saturday 17 May to Sunday 22 June
The Paisley Abbey recital series continues on Saturday 17 May with a performance by Andrew Laird (Clarinet) and Ronald McIntosh (Piano). Their eclectric programme includes works by Gade, Weber, Bach, Gounod, Dvorak and Messager.
Dates for the Recital Series are……….
Saturday 17 May at 12.30pm…… Andrew Laird (Clarinet) & Ron McIntosh (Piano)
Tuesday 20 May at 7.30pm………Mark Rowlinson (Baritone) and Christopher Stokes (Organist, Manchester Cathedral)
Sunday 1 June at 4.00pm……….George McPhee (Organist, Paisley Abbey)
Sunday 15 June at 4.00pm……….Alexander Anderson (Organist)
Sunday 22 June at 4.00pm………David Gerrard (Assistant Organist, Paisley Abbey)
Tickets for the Saturday recital cost £5 while those for the other recitals cost £10. All tickets can be purchased at the door.