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Northern Lights: Greg Morris (Organ) Live from Temple Church

As part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season, Petroc Trelawny presents organist Greg Morris in a recital live from Temple Church in London.

Live from Temple Church, London, the organist Greg Morris gives a recital of music from countries celebrated in Radio 3's Northern Lights season.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

In the 150th anniversary year of his birth, this programme features as its main work Nielsen's imposing Commotio, his last completed work and an imposing tour de force for the organ. Alongside it are seasonal works by another Danish composer, Dietrich Buxtehude and his pupil, Nikolaus Bruhns, as well as music by Johan Roman (the "Swedish Handel") and awe inspiring Estonian Arvo Pärt as he celebrates his 80th birthday year.

Buxtehude: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
Chorale: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
Bruhns: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
Pärt: Annum per annum
Chorale: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Buxtehude: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Johan Helmich Roman: Drottningholmsmusiken (1st mvt)
Nielsen: Commotio

Greg Morris, organ

Members of the Temple Choir: Augusta Hebbert, Jonathan Darbourne, James Way and Michael Burke.

Photograph of The Temple Church Organ (c) Chris Christodoulou.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Nicolaus Bruhns

    Nun komm der Heiden Heiland

    Performer: Greg Morris (Organ).
  • Arvo Pärt

    Annum per annum

    Performer: Greg Morris (Organ).
  • Trad.

    Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

    Ensemble: Temple Church Singers.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BuxWV 223

    Performer: Greg Morris (Organ).
  • Johan Helmich Roman

    Drottningholmsmusiken (1st movement)

    Performer: Greg Morris (Organ).
  • Carl Nielsen

    Commotio

    Performer: Greg Morris (Organ).

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