The Meeting House - University of Sussex
Wednesday 27 April 2016 # 12 noon
DT at the organ # 45 minutes of music
FRESCOBALDI Aria detto Balletto
BUXTEHUDE Prelude & Fugue in G minor, BuxWV149
MENDELSSOHN Allegro, Chorale & Fugue in D minor
FRANCAIX Suite Carmelite
J. S. BACH Passacaglia & Fugue, BWV582
The Suite Carmelite of Jean Françaix (1912-1997) was written in 1938 and was inspired by the novella The Last on the Scaffold by Getrud von Le Fort which was later adapted into a screenplay by Georges Bernanaos which in turn inspired Poulenc’s dramatic 1956 opera Dialogue des Carmelites. Françaix presents us with simple and charming musical character sketches of the various nuns...
Next month (May 25) I will include the UK premier of the Canadian Denis Bédard (b. 1950) Trois Esquisses for pedals solo.
The Meeting House
University of Sussex
BN1 9QF http://www.sussex.ac.uk/chaplaincy/