Huddersfield Town Hall 1pm

25 February 2019

Gordon Stewart

A tribute to Sir Walter Parratt

When the Town Hall was being built, a son of the town, Walter Parratt, then organist at Magdalene College, Oxford, advised the council to purchase an organ which Henry Willis had built for an exhibition hall in south Wales, but which they no longer required. Parratt played the opening concert in 1881. Soon after that he moved to St George’s Chapel, Windsor, and later still became Master of the Queen’s Music. The Stanford, Parry, Howells and Erlebach works are all dedicated to him.


Stanford                                            Fantasia and Toccata

Felton                                               A Little Tune

Parry                                                  Fantasia and Fugue in G

Howells                                            Psalm Prelude ‘Lo the poor crieth’

Erlebach                                           The Cruel Father (Folk Song Suite)

Britton                                               Variations on I got Rhythm

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