St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney

Organ Recital Programs

Fridays 1.10pm - 1.40pm

Gold Coin Donation

August 2008

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August 1
Greg Cunningham (Barker College)

Four preludes on hymn tunes  

1.     “When morning gilds the skies” (Laudes Domini)                        
2.     “Amazing Grace” (New Britain, Virginia Harmony, 1831)
3.     “How Great Thou Art” (O Store Gud – Swedish folk tune)                 
4.     “The Gift to Be Simple” (Simple Gifts – American Shaker tune)   


Siyahamba (“We are Marching in the Light of God”- a South African freedom song)

Chorale Prelude on “Jesu, meine Freude” (Johann Crűger)

Toccata from “Three Organ Pieces”  

Dale Wood (1934 – 2003)

Denis Bédard (b 1950)

arr. John Behnke (b 1953)

John W. Vandertuin (b 1957)

Henk Temmingh (b 1939)

August 8
Peter Guy (Christchurch Cathedral, Newcastle)

Nun danket alle Gott

Come, Sweet Death

Christ ist erstanden

Chorale III in A minor

J S Bach (1685 - 1750) arr. Fox

J S Bach (1685 - 1750) arr. Fox

J S Bach (1685 - 1750)

César Franck (1822 - 1890)

August 15
Wilbur Hughes (conductor), Andrej Kouznetsov (Organ)
& members of the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra

Concerto for Organ and Chamber Orchestra by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)

Arranged from the original Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Major Opus 20 by Dr Wilbur Hughes

August 22
Johan Hermans (St. Quintinus Cathedral, Hasselt, Belgium)

Grand Chœur à la Haendel 


3rd Choral in a minor 

Rondo alla celtic

Alexandre Guilmant (1837 - 1911) 

Jacques N. Lemmens (1823 - 1881)
[Lemmens was Guilmant's teacher at the Brussels Conservatory]

César Franck (1822 - 1890)

Hans-André Stamm  (b. 1958)
[This composer is living in Leverkusen, near Cologne, Germany]

Johan Hermans is at the front of his generation of organists in Europe. He owes his reputation to successful recital performances in cathedrals, abbeys and concert halls in cities such as Paris, New York, Moscow, London, Hong Kong, Brussels, Milano, Rio de Janeiro, Osaka, St. Petersburg and Washington D.C.     He also has given presentations at universities and music colleges all over the world.

Johan has recordings to his credit for Austrian, Belgian, Canadian, Dutch, German, Latvian, Polish and Spanish Radio- and TV Broadcasting Corporations and has made recordings for Motette-Ursina, Sony Belgium, Vision-Air and Pavane Records -  receiving notable recognition for his work.  

He masters a vast repertoire containing works from the 14th to the 21st century and premiered new organ compositions, some of them having been dedicated to him.

Highlights of the recent past were his recitals as an organ soloist at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris; the Kaiser Dom in Frankfurt; St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland (Celebrity Recital series); the Cathedrals of Canterbury and Lincoln (Celebrity Recitals) in England; the Philharmonic Hall of St. Petersburg, Russia ("Best Organists of the World" series) and his two concert tours through South America.

Johan studied at the Lemmens Institute in Louvain and at the Royal Conservatory of Liège, both in Belgium.  He completed his education with a thesis on "Rhethoric and Affects in the music of J.S. Bach" and the equivalent of a "Doctor of Musical Arts" degree in Organ Performance.  He was granted scholarships from the government of his country to attend international master classes by famous organists throughout Europe.

Johan Hermans teaches Organ Performance, Chamber Music and Keyboard Harmony at the Conservatory of Hasselt, Belgium. He is Cathedral Organist of St. Quintinus Cathedral and serves as Civic Organist in the same city. He is the founder and director of the International Organ Festival of Hasselt and is artistic director of several organ concert series in his area.

He is a board member of the organ committee of the Diocese of Hasselt and of the American Guild of Organists' European Chapter.

In April 2005 he was honoured by the Academic Society of “Arts - Sciences – Lettres” of Paris.

Please see his website  for further information.

August 29
Brett McKern (St John's, Gordon)

Grand Choeur en Ré Majeur (alla Handel) – Op.18

                        (b)            Invocation en Sib Majeur – Op.18

Elegy for April 7, 1913

Solemn Melody

Meditation on ‘In Paradisum’


Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Sir C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918)

Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941), Arr: John E. West

Brett McKern (b.1972)

Brett McKern (b.1972)

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