David Graham

Organ Recital

J S Bach, his Family and Students

Wednesday 17 July 2019 … 1:00 pm


We are delighted to invite you to the last Lunchtime Music Recital before the Summer Break. This Organ Recital, which will be given by Professor David Graham, who is the Professor-in-charge of Organ at the Royal College of Music, London.


Johann Christian Kittel (1732 – 1809)

(Kittel was one of Bach’s last organ students)

Two preludes (from 16 Preludes for organ)

– C major

– C minor

C P E Bach (1714 – 1788)

(Bach’s fifth child)

Sonata in F major

– Allegro

– Largo

– Allegretto

Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713 – 1780)

(Krebs was a pupil of J S Bach)

Fantasia à gusto italiano in F

Gottfried August Homilius (1714 – 1785)

(Homilius was an organ student of J S Bach)

Trio in G major

Johann Gottfried Walther (1684 – 1748)

(Walther was J S Bach’s cousin)

Concerto del Signor Vivaldi

– Allegro

– Adagio

– Allegro

J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

Passacaglia (BWV 582)

David Graham is recognised internationally as one of the UK’s leading organ teachers. As Professor in-charge-of Organ at the Royal College of Music he has taught some of the most talented young organists, many of whom have gone on to win prizes in international competitions and hold important positions in Cathedrals and Churches in the United Kingdom and abroad. He is also Organist and Director of Music at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, in London’s Mayfair district.

As a performer he has played widely throughout Europe, the USA and the Far East. Venues have included St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London, and in the USA, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. He has also performed at the Summer Organ Festival at St Bavo, Haarlem in the Netherlands, and at the Cultural Centre, Hong Kong.

His repertoire is wide, but Graham has commissioned organ works by the contemporary British composer, Huw Watkins and given premieres of his music in Notre Dame (Paris), and as part of the 150th anniversary recitals of the Aristide Cavaillé-Coll organ in the church of St Sulpice, Paris.

Admission is free, but we welcome your contribution towards our expenses. If you are a UK tax payer please consider using Gift Aid to increase the value of your donation by a quarter.

Photos – Graham Hillman

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