Organ recital: Anthony Gritten (Royal Academy of Music), 1pm, 8 February 2022

The first appearance of this distinguished organist at the Moot Hall. No advance booking necessary; entry is free with retiring collection.

Programme

Three Preludes and Fugues op. 193 (1923): no. 1 in C major – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)

Meditaciones Religiosas op. 122 (1858) – Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817 – 1869)
I Andante
II Offertoire (Grand Choeur)
III Récit de Hautbois ou de Trompette harmonique
IV Marche pouvant server pendant une Processione ou une Sortie

V Andante
VI Fugue (sur les jeux d’anches)
VII Andante (Choeur de Voix humaines)
VIII Sortie Grand Choeur
IX Marche Funèbre
X Offertoire: Introduction, Prière

Three Preludes and Fugues op. 193 (1923): no. 2 in C minor – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)

Two pieces from Alt-Wienar Tanzweisen arr. Philip James (1890 – 1975) – Fritz Kreisler (1875 – 1962)
I Liebesfreud
II Liebeslied

Three Preludes and Fugues op. 193 (1923): no. 3 in B minor – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)

Anthony Gritten is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and studied with Harry Gabb, David Sanger and Anne Page. He gave the first complete performance of Daniel Roth’s magnum opus, Livre d’Orgue pour le Magnificat, and has performed four times in St Sulpice, Paris, including a recital as part of Roth’s 70th birthday celebrations. He has also performed numerous works by Richard Francis, including the premiere of a four-movement symphony on themes by Lefebure-Wely. Other projects have included anniversary performances of Tunder, Buxtehude (a six and a half hour recital), Homilius, Brahms and Mendelssohn. Many of Anthony’s recitals are listed at: organrecitals.com/anthonygritten.

Anthony was an organ scholar and research student at Cambridge University, writing his doctorate on Stravinsky. He has worked at the University of East Anglia, the Royal Northern College of Music, and Middlesex University and is currently Head of Undergraduate Programmes at the Royal Academy of Music. His publications include two books on Music and Gesture, essays on the musics of Balakirev, Cage, Debussy, Delius, Goehr, Holloway, Roth, and Stravinsky, and numerous articles on issues in Performance Studies. Many of his publications can be downloaded from: ram.academia.edu/AnthonyGritten.