Next Saturday 19th June at 7.30pm come and hear David Gammie play at St Johnís Duncan Terrace, Islington. Free entry with collection.
Camille Saint-SaŽns (1835 - 1921)
Rhapsody in D, Op. 7/2 (from 3 Rhapsodies on Breton Folksongs)
Fantaisie in E flat
Con moto - Allegri di molto e con fuoco
ĎPro Defunctisí, Op 150/6 (from 7 Improvisations)
Prelude & Fugue in E flat, Op. 99/3
Marcel Duprť (1886 - 1971)
Final, Op. 27/7 (from 7 Pieces)
Prelude & Fugue in F minor, Op. 7/2
Invention in A major, Op. 50/11 (from 24 Inventions)
DeuxiŤme Symphonie, Op. 26
Preludio - Intermezzo - Toccata
A former Scholar of Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford, David Gammie began playing the organ as a young teenager, and gave his first public recital in London in 1968, when he was 16. He graduated with a degree in Classical Art and Literature, but music has been the focus of his life for the past 40 years. A competition prize in the 1970s led to his joining the BBCís roster of organists in the days when Radio 3 broadcast two recitals every week; in 1977 he gave the first British broadcast of Franz Schmidtís monumental Chaconne, and in 1980 another first - the first programme to be entirely devoted to the music of Charles Tournemire. Since 2001 David has been Organist and Assistant Director of Music at the Sacred Heart Church in Wimbledon (home to another famous Walker organ, but very different from this one). His solo performances there have included some of the great masterpieces of Catholic sacred music, including Messiaenís Holy Trinity Meditations, Tournemireís Seven Last Words, Duprťís Stations of the Cross, Maleingreauís Passion Symphony, and Petr Ebenís Job. He also enjoys working with other musicians; highlights have included a Handel Concerto with the London Mozart Players, the Saint-SaŽns Symphony with the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra, and in 2013 a rare performance of Franz Schmidtís spectacular Fuga Solemnis for organ and 18 brass instruments. In his parallel career as a writer, David has written booklet notes for over 100 CDs, and programme notes for all of Thomas Trotterís Birmingham City recitals since 1983. In another long-standing collaboration with the late John Scott at St. Paulís Cathedral, he has written commentaries on the complete organ works of Buxtehude, Bach, Frank, Widor, Vierne and Messiaen. This year his comprehensive survey of the music of Marcel Duprť has been reprinted in New York to accompany Jeremy Filsellís performance of the complete works at St. Thomas, 5th Avenue.