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A selection of organ and choral works – both sacred and secular – from the Early Music period to the present day.

The theme is Allegretto in E flat by William Wolstenholme played by Peter Jewkes at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, NSW.

 

IN CONCERT – details of organ & choral concerts around Melbourne for January 2019
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  • January 11-20, 2019

Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival

https://www.ballaratorgans.com.au

 

  • Thursday January 17 – 1.00 pm

St Michael’s Uniting Church, Melbourne

Søren Johannsen (Denmark)

 

Sunday January 20

  • Sunday January 20 – 10.15 am
Toorak Uniting Church
10.15 am Church Service followed by Concert Dorthe Ziekle [trp] & Søren Johannsen [org]
service incl Eben – Okna (Windows) for trumpet & organ
concert incl music by Nielsen, Wagner, Gade, Mozart & Mussorgsky
  • Thursday January 24 – 1.00 pm

St Michael’s Uniting Church, Melbourne

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Wakeley or Simon Colvin


13th January

Show Playlist
  • Purcell: Voluntary on the Old 100th. George Thalben-Ball, org.
  • Buxtehude: Choral fantasie - Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BuxWV188. Rene Saorgin, org.
  • William: Let there be music; Schrader: Let the name of the Lord be praised. Sydney Male Choir/Alan Thrift
  • Kreisler: The Old Refrain; Liebesfreud. Thomas Murray, org
  • Hassler: Verbum caro factum est. Choir of Christ Church St Lawrence, Sydney
  • Mendelssohn: Kyrie eleison; Verleih' uns Frieden Op.posth. Corydon Singers English CO /Matthew Best.
  • Pachelbel: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam; Bach: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam BWV 685. Graham Lieschke, org.
  • Bach JC (1642): Man that is born of woman. Certaine Notes/Peter Leech.
  • Guerrero: Ave Maria; Zelenka: Regina Caelli. Schola Cantorum of Melbourne/Gary Ekkel
  • Rheinberger: Canzonetta in B Flat; Intermezzo in B flat.. Wolfgang Stockmeier, org.

  • 6th January

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  • Harris: Flourish for an occasion. David Dunnett, org.
  • Telemann: Heroic Music, 1-5. David Drury, org., John Foster, tpt.
  • Trad., French, Arr Willcocks: Quelle est cette odeur agreable? (What is this pleasant fragrance?) Cantillation /Antony Walker, David Drury, org.
  • Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen (Lo, how a rose e'er blooming). Cantillation /Antony Walker.
  • Gade: Barn Jesus i ein Krybbe La (Baby Jesus in a manger lay). Scandinavian Choir /Staffan Thuringer.
  • Panufnik, R: Kyrie, Cum jubilo. Lee Ward, org.
  • Willlcock: Excerpts from Southern Star - Christmas; Southern Star; What did you get? Gondwana Voices /Lyn Williams.
  • Farrington: Song and Fast Dance from Fiesta. Phillip Scriven, org.
  • Bennett: Out of your sleep. Wishart: Alleluya, A new work is come on hand. The Resonants /Helen Swan.
  • Gardonyi: Prelude on "Be thou my vision". Andrew Wilson, org.
  • Finzi: God is gone up. St Edmudnsbury Cathedral Choir /James Thomas.
  • Elgar: Imperial March, Op.32. Mark Lee, org.
  • Gibbons: Hosanna to the Son of David. Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford /Stephen Darlington.
  • Bach (arr. Jones): Sheep may safely graze. Jonathan Bradley, org., Australian Children's Choir/Andrew Wailes.
  • Jackson, N: Jackson, N: Wedding March. Nicholas Jackson, org.

  • 30th December

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  • Bach: Puer natus in Bethlehem; Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ; Vom Himmel kam der Engel Scharr; In dulci jubilo; Wir Christenleut; BWV 603, 604, 607,608, 612. Calvin Bowman, org
  • Merkel; Reger: Vom Himmel Hoch. Harold Fabrikant, org.
  • Trad (arr Willcocks): Deck the halls; Trad (arr Rutter): Here we come a'wassailing. Tudor Choristers/David Carolane (1978)
  • Peeters: Hirten, er ist geboren Op. 39/2. James Hicks, org
  • Tchaikovsky (arr Briggs): Excerpts from Nutcracker Suite. David Briggs, org.
  • Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium. Voices of Ascension/Dennis Keene
  • Bohm: Vom Himmel hoch. Christiaan Teeuwsen, org.
  • Sweelinck: Gaudete omnes et laetamini; Angelus ad pastores ait. Trinity College Choir, Cambridge/Richard Marlow.
  • Brahms: Lo, how a rose is blooming Op. 122/8; Canon in B minor Op. 56/5. Michael Murray, org.
  • Trad: Whence is that goodly fragrance? Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir/Dennis Sackett
  • Karg-Elert: Variations in E - The Harmonious Blacksmith. Harold Fabrikant, org.
  • Berlioz: Childhood of Christ, Op.25: The Shepherds' Farewell. Noel Lee, pno., Bruce Brewer, ten., Lyon NO Chamber Choir/Bernard Tetu.
  • C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in F major Wq. 70/3, H.84. Iain Quinn, org.

  • 23rd December

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  • Guilmant: Offertoire Op. 60. Martin Weyer, org
  • Bortniansky: In this day the Lord has made. Russian Orthodox Cathedral Choir, Paris/Eugen Evetz.
  • Balbastre: Variations on a Noel: Joseph est bien Marie. Peter Kneeshaw, org.
  • Fleury: Variations on a Bergundian Noel. James Hicks, org.
  • Gibbons: See, See, The Word is incarnate. Clerkes of Oxenford/David Wulstan.
  • Plattner: Kyrie from Missa Josef, lieber Josef mein; De Sayve: Hodie Christus natus est. Capella Antiqua Munchen, Niederaltaicher Scholaren/Konrad Ruhland.
  • Buxtehude: Puer natus in Bethlehem; In dulci jubilo.. Nicholas Danby, org.
  • Trad (arr Wasner): Bring your torches; (arr Pfautsch): Sing to the new-born King; (arr Terri): The Coventry Carol. Melbourne Chorale (1970)/Val Pyers
  • Bohm: Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her. Christiaan Teeuwsen, org.
  • Vaughan Williams: Wassail Song. Holst Singers/Stephen Layton
  • d'Aquin: Two Noels, Op.2. Hans Fagus, org.
  • Trad (arr Carter): A Maiden most gentle. St Paul's Cathedral Choir Melbourne/June Nixon

  • 16th December

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  • Mendelssohn/Best: Overture to St Paul. Timothy Byram-Wigfield, org [Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow]
  • Bach/Marlow: Advent Responsory. Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge/Richard Marlow
  • Bruhns: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland. Bernard Coudurier [St Ludgeri, Norden]
  • Byrd: Laetentur Caeli. Gloriana/Andrew Raiskums.
  • Mulet: Méditation Religieuse. Virgile Monin, org [Notre-Dame de la Dalbade, Toulouse]
  • arr Carter: A maiden most gentle. Choir of Wellington Cathedral; Richard Appleby, org. / Michael Fulcher
  • arr Lloyd: Advent Prose - Drop down ye heavens from above. Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, London / John Scott
  • Anon: Rejoice in the Lord alway. Choir of St Michael’s College, Tenbury / Lucian Nethsingha
  • Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Z49. Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge / Andrew Nethsingha
  • Gigout: Grand Choeur Dialogue. John Scott, org [St Paul’s Cathedral, London]
  • Williams: In the year that King Uzziah died. Choir of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco; Christopher Putnam, org. / John Fenstermaker

  • 9th December

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  • Buxtehude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland. Douglas Lawrence, org.
  • Bach: Fantasia super 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland' BWV659a. Andrew Shenton, org.
  • Weckman: Canzona in D minor. Woilfgang Zehrer, org
  • Sibelius: Have you courage? Op.31/2; Nurmio: Finnish Jager March. Gothenburg SO, Laulan Ystavat Male Choir/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Le Gallienne: Go Heart. Young Voices of Melbourne/Mark O'Leary.
  • Parker: Scherzo Op.32/3; Rogers: Tokkatina in G. Martin Weyer, org.
  • Palestrina: Advent Matin Responsory: I look from afar. Wells Cathedral Choir
  • Gibbons: This is the record of John. James Lancelot, org., Stuart Hartley, ten., Michael Liley, alto, Winchester Cathedral Choir; Consort of Musicke/Martin Neary.
  • Bach: Chorale prelude, BWV 645, Wachet auf, ruft uns die stimme. Peter Kneeshaw, org.
  • Weelkes: Hosanna to the son of David. Stuart Hartley, ten., Winchester Cathedral Choir; Consort of Musicke/Martin Neary.
  • Sweelinck: Ecce virgo concipiet et pariet filium. Trinity College Choir, Cambridge/Richard Marlow.
  • Handel: Sonata in C major HWV578. John O'Donnell, org.
  • Trad: Rorate Caeli Desuper; Veni, O Sapientia. Niederltaicher Scholaren/Knrad Ruhland
  • Lloyd Webber: Trio; Jackson: The Sweet Rivelet. Paul Stubbings, org.

  • 2nd December

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  • Widor: Overture portugaise. Harold Fabrikant, org; University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/Richard Davis
  • Anon: Laudes Regiae. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London/John Scott
  • Widor: Marche de Veilleur de Nuit. Ben van Oosten, org [St-Sernin, Toulouse]
  • Drury: Drop down, ye heavens, from above. Choir of St James' Church, Sydney /David Drury
  • Mendelssohn: Lasst uns frohlokken. Choir of The Scots' Church, Melbourne/Douglas Lawrence
  • Brahms: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen Op 122/8. Christopher Cook, org [Whitely College Chapel, Parkville]
  • Homilius: Ergreiget de Psalterm ihr christlichen Chore. Körnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden; Dresdner Instrumental-Concert/Peter Kopp
  • Otano: Adagio. Esteban Elizondo Iriarte, org [Baslica de Loyola, Aspeitia]

  • 25th November

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  • Bach: An Wasserflussen Babylon BWV653b; Peeters: Communion. David Agg, org.
  • Stanley: Voluntary in D minor, Op.6/1. David Kinsela, org.
  • Linley: Hark, hark the watch dogs bark; While you here do sleeping lie; Arne: Where the bee sucks, there lurk I. Parley Of Instruments, Parley Of Instruments Choir/Paul Nicholson.
  • Delius: On hearing the first cuckoo in Spring. Thomas Murray, org.
  • Knight: Not unto us, O Lord (Psalm 115). King's Collge Choir, Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks
  • Greene: Lord, let me know mine end. Choir of New College Oxford/Edward Higginbottom
  • Boellmann: Pastoral Prelude; Allegretto con moto. Harold Fabrikant, org.
  • Schutz: Our Father which art in Heaven. Stuttgart Chamber Choir; Musica Fiata/Frieder Bernius.
  • Vierne: Berceuse. Mary Prat-Molinier, org
  • Ligeti: Adaptations of four Hungarian Folk Songs . London Sinfonietta Voices/Terry Edwards.
  • Mozart: Sonata in C K19d. Elizabeth Anderson & Douglas Lawrence, org.

  • 18th November

    Show Playlist
  • Mendelssohn: Athalie: War March of the Priests. David Drury, org.
  • Handel arr Dupré: Organ Concerto Op 4/2 in B flat. David Tagg, org [Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda]
  • Mendelssohn: I waited for the Lord. Ernest Lough & Ronald Mallett, trebles; Choir of the Temple Church, London; George Thalben-Ball, org
  • Liszt: Consolation No 4 in D flat. Saint-Saens arr Guilmant: Carnival of the Animals: The Swan. Thomas Trotter, org [Birmingham Town Hall]
  • Zipoli: Tantum ergo. Zelenka: Ave Regina coelorum. Newman College Chapel Choir; Melbourne Baroque Orchestra / Gary Ekkel
  • Rubbra: Missa in honorem Sancti Dominici Op 66. Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge / Christopher Robinson
  • Various arr Johnston: Medley of Songs from The Great War. David Johnston, org [St Kilda Town Hall].
  • Guastavino: Desde que te conosci; En lost surcos del amor; Cañaveral. Choristry / Trevor Jones
  • Icelandic Folksong arr Hearne: Litlu börnin leika sér [Children at Play]. Choristry / Dan Walker
  • Weber arr Peace: Overture: Oberon. Timothy Byram-Wigfield, org [Rochdale Town Hall]