KBOur ever-popular Lunchtime Organ Music series is back for 2017!

We are delighted to offer a wonderful variety of music and musicians for you to enjoy, blending some of the finest young talent with renowned concert artists. With our magnificent organ’s vast range of sounds and a wide musical repertoire, there is truly something for everybody.

Concerts begin at 1 pm and last just over half an hour – what better way to spend your lunch break?!

The organ is best appreciated from the front of the Nave area, one of our friendly staff will point you in the right direction. Don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole thing, you are more than welcome to join us for whatever time you have spare.

Admission is free, but in order to keep this magnificent instrument (and the grand building in which it sits) running we rely heavily on gifts from sponsors and supporters.

A suggested donation of £3 is welcomed for each performance, and there will be an opportunity for you to make this donation as you leave. To make your donation go that little bit further (25% further in fact!) you can add Gift Aid using one of the yellow envelopes provided.

NEW FOR THIS YEAR – sponsor a concert! If you or your business would like to support our work through sponsoring one of this series please contact Isabel Merrifield for more information by emailing isabel.merrifield@coventrycathedral.org.uk or by phoning 024 7652 1200.

The programmes for each of this year’s recitals are set out below – so why not bring a friend or a colleague from work and join us for a brief moment of inspiration and joy at the start of each week? We look forward to welcoming you all!

Kerry Beaumont
Director of Music

1 May
Paul Leddington Wright
(Coventry Cathedral)
Allegro Maestoso (Sonata No.1 in G) (Elgar)
Choral Song and Fugue (Wesley, S.S.)
Rhapsody No.1 in D flat (Howells)
March on a theme by Handel, Op.15 No.2 (Guilmant)

8 May
Kerry Beaumont
(Coventry Cathedral)
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564 (Bach, J.S.)
Improvisation on a submitted theme
Final (Franck)

15 May
Martin Patzlaff
Tre Tonestykker (Three Pieces of Music) op.22
Allegro con fuoco (Gade)
Prière, Op.108 No.2 (Jongen)
Allegro giocoso (No.7 from ‘Sept Improvisations’ Op.150) (Saint-Saëns)

22 May
Paweł Wróbel
Improvisations on the Polish sacred song, “Who under the care” (Surzynski)
Tablature of 1537-1548
Preambulum in F
Preambulum in d
Preambulum in g (Jan)
Prelude (Suite for organ, Op.5) (Duruflé)
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker) (Tchaikovsky)
Carillon de Westminster (Suite 3, Pièces de Fantaisie) (Vierne)

29 May
Martin Noble
(St. James’s Palace)
Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV 532 (Bach, J.S.)
Sicilienne (Suite pour orgue, Op.5) (Duruflé)
Totentanz (Stacey)
Carillon sortie (Mulet)

5 June
Peter Morris
(St Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton)
Intrade in Jazz (Michel)
Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV 534 (Bach, J.S.)
Voluntary in D, Op.6 No.6 (Stanley)
Sonata No.3 (Guilmant)
Grand Choeur (from ‘Suite Jazzique’) (Michel)

12 June
David Simon
(Yale, USA)
Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 65 (i. Con moto maestoso – ii. Andante tranquillo) (Mendelssohn)
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 (Bach, J.S.)
Octaves (Demessieux)

19 June
Gary Cobb
Obra de Octavo Tono Alto: Ensalada (Heredia)
Sonata No.4 in B-flat major (Allegro con brio – Andante religioso – Allegretto – Allegro maestoso e vivace) (Mendelssohn)
Sweet air (Hanks)
Festival Toccata (Fletcher)

26 June
Stephen White
Organ Sonata No.3 (Pastoral – Intermezzo – Fugue) (Rheinberger)
Aria (Dickerson)
Hornpipe in D (Dixon)
Sicilienne (Paradis)
Fantasia in C, BWV570 (Bach, J.S.)
Ceremonial March (Sumsion)

3 July
Tim Jones
Prealudium in D, Bux 539 (Buxtehude)
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 662 (Bach, J.S.)
Prelude (Suite Deuxième) (Guilain)
Tierce en taille (Suite Deuxième) (Guilain)
Dialogue (Suite Deuxième) (Guilain)
Cantabile (Franck)
Prealudium (founded on Prelude in E-flat BWV552a of J.S. Bach) (Jackson, F.)

10 July
Alessandro Bianchi
(Lugano, Italy)
Marche Bernoise à la Francaise: a) Thème and Marche à la Widor – b) Legende à la Vierne – c) Scherzo à la Cochereau – d) Offertoire à la
Franck – e) Chant à la Langlais – f) Sortie à la Lèfebure-Wély (Graf)
“I talk to the wind” (MacDonald arr. Lo Muscio)
Pageant (Sowerby)

17 July
Friedhelm Flamme
Toccata and Fugue in C, BWV 566 (Bach, J.S.)
Dona nobis pacem from: Missa Brevis (Flamme)
Tuba Tune in D major (Lang)
Serenade, Op.22 (Bourgeois)
Fantasia in G, BWV 572 (Bach, J.S.)

24 July
Jürgen Benkö
(Sachsenheim, Germany)
Toccata and Fugue in F, BWV 540 (Bach, J.S.)
Organ Sonata Op.65 No.6 in D minor (Choral – Andante sostenuto – Allegro molto – Fuga – Finale) (Mendelssohn)
Allegro (Symphony No.6, Op.59) (Widor)

31 July
Paul Leddington Wright
(Coventry Cathedral)
Toccata giocoso (Mathias)
Song of Sunshine (Hollins)
Sonata No.1, Op.42 (Guilmant)

7 August
Paul Carr
Etude Symphonique Op.78 (Bossi)
Sonata in G Minor: Alla Sarabanda & Finale, Allegro Con Brio (Lindberg)
Be thou my vision (Gárdonyi)
In Organo, Chordis et Choro (Hakim)

14 August
Blandine Jacquet
(Oundle For Organists Recital Winner 2015)
Pièce héroïque (Franck)
Symphony No.2, Op.20 (Vierne)

21 August
Justin Vickery
(Gol, Norway)
Les cloches de Hinckley (Pièces de Fantasie, 4ème Suite, Op.55) (Vierne)
Celtic Suite: Intrada – Lament – Toccata (on “Loch Lomond”) (Vickery)
Deuxième Fantaisie (Alain)
Toccata alla Rumba (Vickery)

28 August
Kerry Beaumont
(Coventry Cathedral)
Postlude on a theme of Orlando Gibbons (Song 22), Op.105, No.2 (Stanford)
Trio (‘6 Short Preludes and Postludes’ Op.105, No.5) (Stanford)
Allegro (‘6 Short Preludes and Postludes’ Op.105, No.6) (Stanford)
Master Tallis’s Testament (Six Pieces for Organ, No.3) (Howells)
Presto (Sonata No.1 in G) (Elgar)

4 September
Kerry Beaumont
(Coventry Cathedral)
Basse et dessus de trompette (Clérambault)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (Bach, J.S.)
Le Cloître de Saint-Trophime à Aries (Promenades en Provence, Vol.2, No.1) (Reuchsel)
Petit Cimetière et Cyprès autour de la vieille église de Bormes-les-Mimosas (Promenades en Provence, Vol.2, No.2)
Voiles multicolores au port de Toulon (Promenades en Provence, Vol.2, No.3) (Reuchsel)
Les Cloches de Notre-Dame des Doms en Avignon (Promenades en Provence, Vol.2, No.4) (Reuchsel)

11 September
Anne Michael
(Birmingham Conservatoire)
Herzlich tut mich erfreuen, Op.122 No.4 (Brahms)
Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele Op.122, No.5 (Brahms)
O Gott, du frommer Gott, Op.122 No.7 (Brahms)
Variations sur un thème de Clement Jannequin (Trois Pièces) (Alain)
Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C minor (Mendelssohn)

18 September
Samuel Bristow
(Coventry Cathedral)
Exultamus (7 Sketches on Verses from the Psalms) (Whitlock)
Cromorne en Taille à 2 parties (de Grigny)
Dies Sind Die Heiligen Zehen Gebot BWV 678 (Bach, J.S.)
On Chosen Hill (Tryptich in Honour of Herbert Howells) (Bednall)
Toccata de la Liberation (Saint Martin)

25 September
Daniel Gárdonyi
(Würzburg, Germany)
Introitus and Kyrie from “Organoedia admissam lectam” (Kodaly)
Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 65 (i. Con moto maestoso – ii. Andante tranquillo) (Mendelssohn)
Three Chorale Preludes (Old 100th [1987] – Be Thou my vision – Old 100th [2001]) (Gárdonyi)
Grand Choeur (Gárdonyi)

Monday lunchtime organ recitals from May to September at 1 pm

Although some sources are saying that Knife Angel (see here) has already arrived in Coventry, we are not expecting this amazing sculpture to be with us until the week beginning March 11th. It will be here until mid-April.