Spring recital at St Austin

Monday 25 April 2016
St Austin Catholic Parish
2026 Guadalupe St, Austin

I’ll return to St Austin Catholic Parish 25 April not for Organ Vespers, but for a solo recital on the beautiful Baroque-style instrument there. The program will include Byrd’s ‘Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la’ (hexachord fantasia), a lovely partita on ‘Vater unser im Himmelreich’ by twentieth-century Dutch-German composer Jan Bender, two of the very fine fantasias from Anthoni van Noordt’s Tabulatuur-boeck (Amsterdam, 1659), one of Michelangelo Rossi’s rather mercurial toccatas, the sweet ciacona from Georg Muffat’s Apparatus musico-organisticus (1690), and a suite of pieces on the first tone selected from Jacques Boyvin’s two Livres d’Orgue (1689, 1700). In such an inspiring setting, it’s a pleasure to explore the interaction between music and instrument, composer and interpreter, and easy to feel connected to these musicians and their work.