Live from Lincoln Cathedral
Presented by Ian Skelly
Colin Walsh, Organist Laureate of Lincoln Cathedral, puts the cathedral's mighty 'Father Willis' organ, completed in 1898, through its paces in a spectacular programme of the virtuoso French music which is his particular speciality. He includes works by several of the most significant composers in 20th-century French organ literature, as well as the 19th-century Cesar Franck - Belgian by birth, but the father-figure of the 20th-century French organ style.
Franck: Choral 3 in A Minor
Langlais: Cantilene (Suite Breve)
Langlais: Incantation pour un jour saint
Tournemire: Consummatum est
Tournemire (transcribed Duruflé): Victimae paschali laudes
c 8.15pm: Ian Skelly wanders around Lincoln Cathedral and talks to Canon Dr Nicholas Bennett about the triumphs and tribulations of William Byrd's time there as Organist and Master of the music.
c 8.35 pm:
Dupré: Cortege et Litanie
Messiaen: Offrande au Saint Sacrement
Duruflé: Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathedrale de Soissons
Vierne: Carillon de Westminster
Colin Walsh (organ).