St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney

Organ Recital Programs

Fridays 1.10pm - 1.40pm

Gold Coin Donation

September 2008

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September 5
Peter Meyer (Sydney)


Two pieces by Sydney composers:

- Maestoso

- Saraband

Prelude & Fugue in F minor BWV 534


Percy Whitlock (1903 - 1946)

Joseph Massey (1854 - 1943)

Christian Hellemann

J.S.Bach (1685 - 1750)

Francis Jackson (b. 1917)

September 12
Michael Taylor (Assistant Organist, St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta)

Prelude in C minor

Adagio in G minor

Sonata No. 3:

- Con moto maestoso
- Andante tranquillo

Now Thank We All Our God

Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780)

Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

September 19
David Kinsela (Sydney)

Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707) 

1  Praelude in A minor  158   a   3:  S

2 Von Gott will ich nicht lassen (The Ultimate I honour)   hymn / 220 / 221 a/A 7:

3 Muss den Tod den auch entbinden (Must death cause a separation?)  (‘Klag-Lied’)  76B e/E

4  Chaconne in C minor  159   c/C   7:07S

5 Mensch, willst du leben seliglich (Man, to survive in blessed ruth)  hymn / 206 e/E

6  Praelude in G minor  150   G   5:32S


N.B.  Identification numbers signify ‘BuxWV’ Buxtehude Werke Verzeichnis.

Hymn harmonisations are by Samuel Scheidt(1587-1654).

David Kinsela may be heard in a longer programme of music of Dieterich Buxtehude, ‘The Magic of Buxtehude’, at Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley at 6pm on Friday 3rd October and at the Uniting Church, Carrington Av., Strathfield at 7.30pm on Saturday 11th September, 2008.

September 26
Alessandro Bianchi (Italy)

Étude  Symphonique   op. 78

Variations on “Immortal, Invisible, God only wise”

“Ave Maria di Fatima” (Variations)

Allegro vivace-Final  (Organ Sonata)

Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)

Hans Uwe Hielscher (1945 - )

Alessandro Esposito (1913-1981)

Frigyes Hidas (1928 - )

Alessandro Bianchi was born in Como and studied in Piacenza Conservatoire where was awarded in Organ and Organ Composition diplomas with Luigi Toja.

He also attended the Masterclasses of Nicholas Danby and Arturo Sacchetti.

He is organist of St. Paul’s Basilica in Cantu’ and Artistic Director of the Musical Association “Amici dell’Organo di Cantu’”.

Organ Concert tours have seen him to play, always as a soloist, in many Internationals Organ Festivals in Italy, Vatican, Switzerland, Germany, France, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Austria, Spain, Baleares, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, USA, Mexico, Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay, Hong Kong.

He has given Masterclasses and lectures on the  Italian Music in Germany, Spain, USA and Mexico and he has undertaken several CD and Radio-TV broadcasts and recordings in Europe, USA and Brasil.

He was juror in several organ competitions and many composers have dedicated to him new organ works.

He is organist of the Anglican Church and of the “Scuola Corale della Cattedrale” in Lugano.

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