Organ and Trumpet at Huddersfield Town Hall

Towards the end of his life Noel Rawsthorne was writing a partita based on the chorale Ein’ feste Burg dedicated to Gordon Stewart. Following his death his widow sent the movements which had been completed to Gordon Stewart. Sadly the final movement was incomplete, so Gordon commissioned the organist, pianist and composer Ben Comeau to write the proposed Fugue and Toccata.  During today’s programme Gordon Stewart interviews Ben Comeau who explains how he approached the task.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXoL8B8aDzY

 

D Buxtehude                                     Toccata in F

J Clarke                                            Suite in D

  • Rondeau – The Prince of Denmark’s March
  • Serenade
  • Bourrée
  • Minuet
  • Sybelle
  • Gigue

E Morricone                                     Hotel Paradiso

N Rawsthorne                                 Partita on Ein feste Burg (world premier)

  • Nobilmente
  • Pedal solo
  • Slow
  • Maestoso
  • Fugue

 

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“Gordon Stewart is a marvellously engaging performer. He almost literally runs onto the stage, and before he plays a note transmits a sense of energy, fun and anticipation. This touch of showbiz and the scattering about of funny stories prepares you to fully enjoy yourself. Gordon’s ‘show’ is very visual, but nothing of this style of delivery detracts from the seriously good musicianship of his performance. On the contrary, it energises and places in the mainstream an instrument which, certainly in the eyes of the young and the unchurched, can seem stuffy and dull……Gordon Stewart is a vibrant and accomplished player, at one with his instrument and his audience, whom he delighted from beginning to end.” Organ Australia
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