Michael Bawtree Organ Recital

Michael Bawtree is playing an organ recital tonight in St Mary’s.

As I announced on Sunday, he will be giving a similar organ recital in three of the great organ centres of the world over the next couple of weeks – St Paul’s Cathedral in London, Notre Dame in Paris and … St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow.

There was something of a snigger at this, presumably at the thought that St Paul’s is one of the great organ centres of the world.

Anyway, Michael is a good friend of St Mary’s and you can catch his recital here before it goes off elsewhere. Kick off is 7.30 pm and the programme is something like this:
Overture to the Occasional Oratorio
+George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

Cantique (Folkloric Suite)
+Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Allegro moderato (from Organ Sonata)
+Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654
+Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Fantasia in G minor Op. 136
+York Bowen (1884-1961)

Nocturne (from Douze Pièces pour Grand Orgue Op. 5)
+Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944)

Moto ostinato (from Sunday Music)
+Petr Eben (1929-2007)

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Radio New Zealand

Just waiting to go on air on Radio New Zealand’s morning programme to talk about the Concert for Christchurch which took place last Monday here in Glasgow. It is Sunday there and they are just moving into autumn.

Its amazing that I can be listening to their morning radio show online before I get their call.

Radio NZ is at http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/live/national/adaptive.asx