St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney

Organ Recital Programs

Fridays 1.10pm - 1.40pm

Gold Coin Donation

September 2005

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Sept 02
David Kinsela (Sydney)

Organ music of Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 - 1707)

Prelude, fugue and postlude in F sharp minor Praeludium in fis 146

Let us call the Holy Spirit Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist 209

Te Deum We praise thee, O God Herr Gott, dich loben wir 218

Lord Christ, the only Son of God Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn 191

Prelude, fugue and chaconne in C major Praeludium in C 137

BuxWV numbers from Georg Karlstädt: Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis
der musikalischen Werke von Dietrich Buxtehude
(Wiesbaden 1974)

Sept 09
Rev Michael Deasey OAM (Organist, St Andrew's Cathedral)

Grand Choeur Dialogué - Eugène Gigout (1844 - 1925)

Concerto in A minor (after Vivaldi) BWV 593 - J S Bach (1685 - 1750)

Allegro - Adagio - Allegro

Toccata in the Dorian Mode BWV 538 - J S Bach (1685 - 1750)

Cantilène - Gabriel Pierné (1863 - 1937)

Toccata in B minor - Eugène Gigout (1844 - 1925)

Sept 16
Eugene Lavery (Organ Scholar, Auckland Cathedral, NZ)

Fantasia & Fugue on BACH - Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)

Gigue de Pan - Douglas Mews (1918 - 1993)

From 24 Pièces en style libre Op.31 No. 19 - Louis Vierne (1870 - 1937)

From Symphonie I - Louis Vierne
VI. Final

Sunday Sept 18 - 3.00pm
Mario Perestegi (Organist, Zagreb, Croatia)


Admission $15 For tickets call 0403 602 598, 0403 800 911 or available at the door

Program Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude and fugue in E flat, BWV 522

Julije Bajamonti (1744-1800)
Sonata for organ

César Franck (1822-1890)
Prelude, fugue and variation in H minor, Op. 19

Franjo Dugan (1874-1948)
Toccata in G minor

Unknown composers (17th century, Croatia)
Adagio - Cres, Benedictine Sisters Monastery
Vivace - Klanjec, Franciscan Monastery
Adagio - Klanjec, Franciscan Monastery
Allegro - Klanjec, Franciscan Monastery

An_elko Klobu_ar (1931)
Mjesec i zvijezde (The Moon and the Stars)- Andante
Vatra (Fire) - Allegro
Pra_tanje (Forgiveness)- Andante

Josip Magdi_ (1937)
Intra vitam mortemque, Op.164

Boris Papandopulo (1906-1991)
Toccata cromatica

The organist MARIO PERESTEGI was born in Zagreb in 1971. He graduated on the organ in the class of professor Andrija Galun and studied church music at the Institute for church music in Zagreb with professor An_elko Klobu_ar. He completed his Masters degree in organ playing at the Music Academy in Ljubljana, Slovenia, with professor Hubert Bergant. He perfected his studies in the interpretation of French organ music with the famous Parisian organist Marie-Claire Alain.

His concerts contain works on the organ that were composed during the Baroque period and also contemporary works of the 20th century. His special interest lies in compositions for the organ recently composed by Croatian authors.
Besides more than 200 soloist concerts, he regularly performs as a chamber musician at concerts with singers, trumpeters and violinists. He has also performed many times as the soloist with an orchestra performing compositions by Händel, Haydn, Bossi and Poulenc.

He is a frequent guest at music festivals like Po_ega Organ Evenings, Split Summer Festival, Evening at St. Donat, Rab Evenings. Besides Croatia he gives concerts all around Europe: Italy (Trieste, Padova, Rome, Venice), Slovenia (Ljubljana, Celje, Maribor), the Czech Republic (Olomouc), Austria (Innsbruck, Klagenfurt), Germany (Rotemburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Herfurd), and Latvia (Riga-Dom).

In addition to his concert activities, he is a regular Assistant Professor both at Zagreb University where he teaches Aesthetics of Music and Organ Literature, and at the Music Academy in Ljubljana where he lectures organ literature.

He is constantly enlarging his diverse repertoire which includes works of Croatian authors (An_elko Klobu_ar, Krsto Odak, Boris Papandopulo, Josip Magdi_, Albe Vidakovi_, Fortunato Pintari_). His interest in the music of the 20th century is evident through his performance of French organ literature, in particular the works by Olivier Messiaen, and his cycle «La nativite du Seigneur», which Mario Perestegi performed eleven time in the 2004/05 season.

Sept 23
Neil Cameron (Organist, St Swithuns, Pymble)

Music by J. P. Sweelinck (1562 - 1621):

"Puer nobis nascitur"

Fantasia Chromatica

Echo Fantasia in C major.

Prelude and Fugue in E minor ("Wedge") - J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750)

Sept 30
Heather Moen-Boyd (Organist, Beecroft Presbyterian)

Symphony No.5 in D major - William Boyce (arr. D. Moore) (1711 - 1779)

Allegro - Gavotte - Minuet

Cantabile - César Franck (1822 - 1890)

Sonata No.3 in A major - Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)

(i) Con moto maestoso (ii) Andante tranquillo

Dance of the Saints - Colin Mawby (b. 1936)

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