Organ recital: Francis Knights, Tuesday 13 Feb 2018

1pm, Tuesday 13th February 2018 in the Moot Hall, admission free with retiring collection.

‘OLD AND NEW’ Francis Knights (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge) juxtaposes Bach Preludes and Fugues with music by Essex-bred composer Ivan Moody.

Preludes & Fugues in F major BWV 856 and A minor BWV 865Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Phosphorescence (2017 – world premiere) – Ivan Moody (b.1964)

Preludes & Fugues in A flat major BWV 862 and F minor BWV 857J.S. Bach

Passacaglia (1982) – Ivan Moody

Preludes & Fugues in E flat major BWV 852 and B flat minor BWV 867 – J.S. Bach

Francis Knights studied at London, Oxford and Nottingham universities and has held music directorships at several Oxford colleges as well as research posts at the Royal Northern College of Music and King’s College, London. He is director of the Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble and Chairman of the National Early Music Association. Francis studied harpsichord with Robert Woolley and David Roblou and organ with Harry Bramma, and is currently engaged in a number of long–term projects, including performances of the complete Fitzwilliam Virginal book and all Bach’s clavier works on virginals, clavichord, fortepiano and organ. Website www.francisknights.co.uk