Organ Recital: Simon Hogan

Photo: Dick Makin Imaging

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In 1921 the famous French organist and composer Marcel Dupré gave a recital on the world’s largest pipe organ – in the Grand Court of Wanamaker’s department store in Philadelphia – and improvised a four movement organ symphony depicting the life of Jesus. That improvisation was the basis for the monumental Symphonie-Passion which is the centre piece of this eclectic programme featuring works by two leading American composers – a transcription of Samuel Barber’s ever-popular Adagio and Charles Ives’ anarchic take on a traditional tune recognised by British audiences as the National Anthem. A perfect virtuoso showcase for the Minster’s Assistant Director of Music.

Cecilia McDowall Sounding heaven and earth
Percy Whitlock (trans. Riley) Elegy
Marcel Dupré Symphonie-Passion, op.23
Samuel Barber (trans. Strickland) Adagio for Strings
Charles Ives Variations on America

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