Composite Recital 2015

The SSLSO Composite Recital at Penge Congregational Church February 14th 2015

Our Composite Recital was held on the 14th February (2.00pm) at the Penge Congregational Church, hosted by Marilyn Nicholson.

The church has a fabulous three manual organ 35-stop 3m/ped organ made by Lewis in 1915 and extensively restored in 1984 by the organ builder Brian Bunting who worked in close consultation with Robert Cooper who was the then organist – so our concert was in the month of the organ’s 100th anniversary. Organ details on this link: 

Nine members of the Society played for an audience of 30. Here is  a photo of the performers.

Penge recital organistsThe music covered a 500 years of composition, from pieces out of the Mulliner Book to pieces from living composers.

Click on the photo to hear a  2 minute resumé of the recital.

The programme is shown below. Click on the active links on the programme to hear the full piece (generally not longer than 3 minutes).

The concert ended with the provision of light refreshment around which there was a lot of group interaction and Mike Cooke provided an impromptu encore for the benefit of two late comers  in the form of the Bruhns piece he is thinking of playing next year.

The Society is very grateful to Marilyn Nicholson for hosting this event and also to the members of the congregation you attended and as audience and helpers.

The programme

“Festive Trumpet Tune” by David German (b 1954). Marilyn Nicholson.

Prélude sur l’Introït de l’Épiphanie” by Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986). David Wakefield.

“Serenade” by Derek Bourgeois (b1941). John Mitchell.

“La Bounette” & “La Doune cella”, anon  (c1560). John Webber.

“Prelude and Fugue in E minor”  by J S Bach (from Organ Works). Peter Ramell.

“Te Splendor et Virtus” ( No. xv from  Le Tombeau de Titelouze)  by Marcel Dupré (1861-1971) . Nicky Jones.

“Rockingham” by Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988). Samzu Agbaje.

“Prelude”, first of 3 pieces by William Lloyd – Webber (1914-1982).  Andrew Chadney.

“Prelude and Fugue No 1 in G” by Nicholas Bruhns (1665-97). Michael Cooke.

 The recording was made using a small Roland mp3 recorder positioned in the pulpit. The recording was actually captured in .WAV format and subsequently compressed to mp3 so it has all the weaknesses thereby associated. The purpose is to try and give an impression of the concert.