Royal Festival Hall Organ Recital - Margaret Phillips
From the Royal Festival Hall, a solo organ recital by Margaret Phillips Hall for the Southbank Centre's International Organ Series. With Grigny, Bach, Durufle, Guillou and Dupre.
Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall
Margaret Phillips returns to Royal Festival Hall as part of the Southbank's International Organ Series.
In a mostly French programme she contrasts music from the 20th century with a work by a composer from the French baroque, Nicolas de Grigny, who was organist at Rheims cathedral. Jean Guillou's colourful Variations explore the nethermost regions of the Royal Festival Hall organ's vast tonal resources, and the Duruflé work is one of the most beautiful 20th century additions to the organ's repertoire. Bach's Piece d'Orgue completes the programme - a work in which he pays homage to the French baroque style.
Nicolas de Grigny: Veni creator
Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasia in G (Piece d'orgue) BWV.572
Maurice Duruflé: Prelude, adagio et choral varié sur le thème du Veni creator, Op.4
Interval - Interval music
Jean Guillou: 18 Variations, Op.3
Marcel Dupré: Prelude and Fugue in G minor, Op.7 No.3
The glorious sound of the Royal Festival Hall organ was first heard in March 1954. Sixty years later, in 2014, it was restored to its former glory by Harrison & Harrison Ltd. This organ series looks both to the history and the future of this fascinating instrument.