Huddersfield Town Hall 13.00

February 24 Gordon Stewart

George McPhee has been organist of Paisley Abbey since 1963; this performance of his Prelude on Highland Cathedral will be its first outside Scotland.  Max Reger wrote much of his finest music for organ, and his Opus 59 works are amongst his most approachable. The programme ends with Franz Liszt’s great tribute to J S Bach. 

 

McPhee                      Trumpet Tune on Highland Cathedral

Walond                       Voluntary in G

Bach                            Fugue on the Magnificat

Reger                          Toccata and Fugue in D minor/major

Guilmant                    Scherzo (Sonata 5)

Liszt                            Prelude and Fugue on BACH

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