Wednesday 31 . . . 1.15pm
Midweek Lunchtime Recital
Allan Beavis (Organ)
Organ Sonata No.5 . . . Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
Allegro Appassionato; Adagio;Scherzo;Recitativo;
Chorale et Fugue
Alexandre Guilmant’s Fifth Sonata for Organ is one of the larger of his eight sonatas. Alexandre Guilmant was one of the founders of the French Romantic School of organ playing. He was a renowned recitalist and was the first French organist to tour the United States where, in 1904, he presented a famous series of no fewer than 40 recitals on the world’s largest organ at the St Louis Exposition.
Admission by donation.