Paisley Abbey recital 22nd June at 4pm

Sunday 22nd June at 4pm

Toccata XVIII in F

(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

(1908 – 1942)
from 30 Pieces for Small Organ, Op.18/1:
nos. 3 and 8

(1562 – 1621)
Balleto del granduca

(1685 – 1750)
Chorale Partita BWV 766
Christ, der du bist der helle Tag

(1908 – 1942)
Partita (Chorale, Bicinium and Pastorale) and Verse, Op.8/3, no.7 Christ, der du bist der helle Tag

(1907 – 1991)
Three Characteristic Pieces (Homage to John Stanley)
– Pastoral-Prelude
– Interlude
– Bells

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.

Abbey recital 15th June at 4pm

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

Abbey recital on 1st June


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

Future recitals:

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 Recitals

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.