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Prepared and presented on behalf of the Organ Music Society of Sydney
by Andrew Grahame.

"Colours of the King" which is presented on behalf of the Organ Music Society of Sydney continues from 5.00 - 6.00pm on the second Saturday of each month.


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"Colours of the King”

Programme of the Organ Music Society of Sydney
Prepared and presented by Andrew Grahame
Broadcast on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 5 till 6 pm on
Sydney’s Fine Music Station” 2MBS-FM (102.5)

Saturday 9th January, 2010

Organ Music of Camille Saint-Saëns, played by Robert Delcamp at the organ of Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Luxembourg

Prelude & Fugue in E flat major, Op. 99 No. 3
No 3 of “Three Rhapsodies on Breton melodies
Nos 3 & 7 of “Seven Improvisations”
Adagio from Symphony No 3 – transcribed for organ solo by Emile Bernard
Fantasie in E flat

Saturday 13th February, 2010

Organ favourites and transcriptions played on the organ of Coventry Cathedral by Wayne Marshall

Gigout – Grand Choer Dialogue
Dupre – Prelude & Fugue in G minor
Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre (arr. Edwin H Lemare)
Hollins – Concert Overture in C minor
Verdi – Prelude to “Un ballo in maschera” (arr. Marshall)
Schmidt – Toccata in C
Widor – Marche Pontificale (from 1st Organ Symphony)

Saturday 13th March, 2010

Transcriptions of popular orchestral works, played by Frederick Hohman.

Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture (arr. Lemare)
Tchaikowsky – Finale from Symphony Pathetique (No 6) (arr. Charles McPherson)
Herbert – March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland (arr. Hohman)
Tchaikowsky – The Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a (arr. Hohman)

Saturday 10th April, 2010

Organ music of Max Reger (1873 – 1916)

Played by Bernard Haas at the Evangelical Church, Giengen an der Brenz, Germany (*) and by Martin Welzel at the Klais organ, Trier Cathedral, Germany (#)

* Toccata and Fugue in D major Op. 69, Nos 6 & 7
* Moment Musical in D major Op. 69 No 4
# Seven chorale preludes from “Thirty Little Chorale Preludes” Op. 135a
# Romanze in A minor
# Chorale Fantasia “Ein Feste Burg is unser Gott” Op. 27

Saturday 8th May, 2010

Four organ works based on the melody “God Save the King”

J H C Rinck – Theme and Variations in C major on “Heil’ dir im Siegerkranz”
Ludger Lohman at the 1750 Gabler organ in Weingarten Abbey

S S Wesley – “The National Anthem”
James Lancelot at the 1993 Harrison & Harrison organ in the Emmanuel Church, Chesterton, Maryland, USA.

M Reger – Variations and Fugue on “Heil, unserm König, Heil”
Josef Still at the 1974 Klais organ of Trier Cathedral

W T Best – Introduction, Variations and Finale on “God Save the Queen”
Robert Ampt at the 1890 Hill organ in Sydney Town Hall


Saturday 6th June, 2010

Three modern American organs, each of 2 manuals, demonstrating the flexibility of the carefully-designed smaller organ.

Karg-Elert – Postludio Festivo
Friml – Echoes of Spring
Jason Alden at the Reuter organ (2000) at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Rockwell, Texas.

Neustedt – Gavot
J S Bach – Chorale Prelude “Lord Jesus Christ, be present now” BWV 655
Susan de Kam at Reuter organ (2000) at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Rockwell, Texas.

Lefebure-Wely – Bolero de Concert
Jason Alden at the Reuter organ (2000) at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Rockwell, Texas.

Daquin – The Cuckoo
Wolstenholme – Allegretto
Wood – Caricature of a Sunday School Song
Ronald Krebs at the Reuter Opus 1742 unit organ in the Reuter factory, Lawrence, Kansas.

Pelz – Festive Intrada
Boyce – Voluntary in D
Vierne – Scherzetto, Lied and Divertissement – from “24 Pieces en style libre”
Sousa – The Liberty Bell March
Ronald Krebs at the Reuter organ (2007) at St Bartholomew Catholic Faith Community, Wayzarta, Minnesota


Saturday 10th July, 2010

A tour around some organs in the American state of Kentucky, played by Schuyler Robinson

Bach – Prelude & Fugue in G major BWV 541
Taylor & Boody organ (1999) in the Presbyterian Church, Danville

Schumann – Nos 1 and 5 of “Six Fugues on B.A.C.H.)
Kimball/Buzard organ in the First Presbyterian Church, Lexington

Buxtehude – Chorale prelude “Komm, heiliger Geist”
Taylor & Boody organ (1999) in the Presbyterian Church, Danville

Brahms – Chorale prelude “Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen”
Shearing – Chorale prelude “Amazing Grace”
Holtkamp organ in Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral, Lexington

Locklair – Rubrics “Peace may be exchanged”
Jaeckel organ (2005) at the Church of the Advent, Cynthiana

Albright – Sweet Sixteenths – A Concert Rag for Organ
Guilmant – Allegro Vivace from Sonata No 2 in D major

Moller organ (1979) in the Singletary Centre, Lexington


The Theatre Organ”

Prepared and presented by Andrew GrahameBroadcast on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 6.30 till 7.00 pm onSydney’s Fine Music Station”, 2MBS-FM (102.5). This series will conclude in July owing to the rebuilding of the 2MBS building and the difficulty of pre-recording this program for later broadcast.

Saturday 19th September, 2009
Von Suppe – Overture to “Poet and Peasant” (John Giacchi) Massenet – Meditation from “Thais” (Jonas Nordwall) Ponchielli – Dance of the Hours (Lyn Larsen)

Saturday 16th January, 2010
The artistry of English theatre organist Simon Gledhill
Coates – In a Country Lane (from “Summer Days” suite) Gould – Pavane Foster – Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair Friml – Selections from “The Vagabond King”


Saturday 20th February, 2010

American 20th century light opera

Gershwin – Summertime (from “Porgy and Bess”) (Jean Martyn)
Kern – “Showboat” Symphonic Suite (Jelani Eddington)

Saturday 20th March, 2010

Saint-Säens – The Aquarium (from “Carnival of the Animals”) (Chris McPhee)
Tchaikowsky – Selections from “The Nutcracker Suite” (Henry Croudson)
Tchaikowsky – 1812 Overture (Quentin Maclean)
Dvorak – Slavonic Dance No 2 (Lyn Larsen)


Saturday 17th April, 2010

Rowley – Humoresque (Nigel Ogden)
Czibulka – Hearts and Flowers (Robin Richmond)
Ketelbey – Sanctuary of the Heart (Joseph Seal)
Rodgers – Edelweiss (from “Sound of Music”) (William Davies)
Chaminade – Automne (Reginald Dixon)
Ketelbey – Bells across the meadow (Reginald Porter-Brown)
Romberg – Medley from “Viennesse Nights” (Joseph Seal)


Saturday 15th May, 2010

Holst – Mars, Venus and Jupiter from “The Planets” (Simon Gledhill)
Medley – Songs from the British Isles (Richard Hills)

Saturday 19th June, 2010

Delibes – Music from “Coppelia” (Richard Hills)
Heykens – First Serenade (Tony Fenelon)
Coates – Bird Songs at Eventide (John Mann)
Wagner – Grand March from “Tannhauser” (Jonas Nordwall)

Saturday 17th July, 2010

Glinka – Overture to “Russlan and Ludmilla” (Simon Gledhill)
Sibelius – Finlandia (Jonas Nordwall)
Puccini – Musetta’s Waltz Song (Tony Fenelon)
Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries (David Wickerham)


Past years' programs

Historic recordings taken from the Michael Dudman
"Historic Organs of Sydney" CD set,
produced by the Organ Music Society of Sydney, 1995.
Boëly - Fantaisie in B flat (St Barnabas', Broadway)
Boëllmann - Toccata (Suite Gothique), (Pitt St Uniting Church)