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Hear the Schulze Organ at bank holiday St Bartholomew’s concert

A Bank Holiday concert will give people the chance to hear the magnificent Schulze Organ at a concert in Armley.

The organ is based at St Bartholomew’s Church and Monday’s concert has the late Francis Jackson’s fifth organ sonata at its core. His third and sixth were specifically written for the organ.

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Venue: St Bartholomews, Armley, photographed from Cabbage Hill. Photo: Mark Stevenson

The full programme includes:

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) Pièce d’Orgue (Fantasia in G), BWV 572
  • Francis Jackson (1917 – 2022) Organ Sonata V, in C minor, Op.140 (i) Moderato (ii) Scherzo (iii) Canzona (iv) Allegro
  • Samuel Wesley (1766 – 1837) Variations on ‘God Save the King’, KO 619 (Accession of George IV, January 1820)
  • César Franck (1822 – 1890) Fantaisie (in A major)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921), trans. Alexandre Guilmant Le Cygne (The Swan), from ‘Carnival of the Animals’
  • Percy Whitlock (1903 – 1946) (‘Kenneth Lark’), arr. Malcolm Riley Civic March (from Holiday Suite No. 3, 1938)

All are welcome at St Bartholomew’s Church at 11am next Monday, 29 August.

The following concerns is on Saturday, 17 September, 3pm: Christopher Newton presents an informal programme of music on the Schulze organ, as part of the Leeds Heritage Festival.

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