St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney

Organ Recital Programs


Fridays 1.10pm - 1.40pm

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June 2008



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June 6
Nicholas Grigsby (Wanganui Collegiate School, NZ)

Präeludium und Fuga in E moll

Variation X: Chorale Partita – “Sei Gegrusset, Jesu Gutig“ BWV 768

Praeludium, Fuga und Ciacona

Cathédrales (from 24 Pièces de Fantaisie) 

Pastorale (II Mvt, Sonata No. I in D, op. 42)

Finale (Symphonie No. IV in F, op. 13) 

Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Nicholas Grigsby 

Concert Organist, Harpsichordist, Broadcaster – New Zealand


Nicholas Grigsby is one of New Zealand's most popular and sought after organ recitalists. He maintains a hectic schedule
performing at prestigious venues around the world on a regular basis.

This has included Westminster Abbey, Westminster and St. Paul’s Cathedral London, as well as cathedrals and concert
halls throughout Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Australia, Asia Pacific and
the U.S.A., including Washington National Cathedral.

2008 sees a substantial International Concert Tour visiting Australia, Hong Kong, Britain, France, Germany & Russia,
performing seventeen concerts in quick successionHis teachers in organ and improvisation included Colin Walsh,
Organist Laureate at Lincoln Cathedral and Louis Thiry, Professor at the National Conservatory in Rouen, France,
(himself a former pupil of the late André Marchal).

He completed his Master of Music degree in Organ and Harpsichord at the University of Waikato, New Zealand with
Dr. Rachael Griffiths-Hughes, graduating with First Class HonoursIn 2007 he received a Doctoral Scholarship, and is
currently completing a PhD thesis, having researched The Lutheran Chorale set in Variation Form. Later in 2008 will take
up a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University continuing independent research in Bach Studies.

Nicholas is a popular broadcaster. He presents Pressing On and Composer of the Week on National Radio NZ: Concert.
This has included special programmes such as ‘Parisian Organist-Composers of the 20th Century’, and his most recent work,
the lives and compositions of Maurice Duruflé, Jean Langlais and Gaston Litaize. In 2008, he will present the National
Organ Week programme, the second occasion he will have done so.

He is a National Recording Artist for Radio New Zealand, and is also Artistic Director of the Wanganui Festival of Organ Music
based at the historic Collegiate School, New Zealand's principal showcase of pipe organ music featuring the world’s finest
organists annually.

He is married to Fenella Bovill-Grigsby, and they own and run a small farm and Equine and Canine Rehabilitation Centre in
Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand.

June 13
John Aitchison (Sydney)

Partita on O Gott, du frommer Gott. (BWV 767)

Toccata and Fugue in F major. (BWV 540)
J S Bach (1685 - 1750)

J S Bach (1685 - 1750)

June 20
Robert Ampt (Sydney City Organist)

10th anniversary of the opening of the Hill/Létourneau organ - 21st June, 1998
Passacaglia in D Minor

O Sacred Head Now Wounded


O Sacred Head
Commissioned by Ian and Sue Kummerow
in memory of their foster son Stephen Moon.

(i) Lament
(ii) Dance - Moto perpetuoso
O Sacred Head Now Wounded (BWV 727)

Toccata
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 - 1707)

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 - 1707)

Robert Ampt (b. 1949)





Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

John Weaver (b. 1937)

June 27
Neil Cameron (St Swithun's, Pymble)

Music from the new world:

Fanfare for Organ

Pastoral dance on Simple Gifts

Prelude in Classic Style

Variations on "America"

Music from the old world:

Fantasia Chromatica


Richard Proulx (1937 - )

Andrew Clarke (1941 - )

Gordon Young ( 1919 - 1998) arr. Dorothy Wells

Charles Ives (1874 - 1954)



Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 - 1621)



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