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Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
St Margaret, Lothbury

Bach's 'Orgelbüchlein' (Little Organ Book)

Richard Townend

Bach's title page to the Orgelbüchlein reads: "Little organ book in which guidance is given to an inquiring organist in how to accomplish a chorale [prelude] in all kinds of ways, and at the same time to become practised in the study of pedalling... for the highest God alone Honour..."

The Orgelbüchlein is the jewel in Bach's organ music - a collection of magnificent miniatures which encompass all the musical emotions and which allow the organist to show all the colours and sonorities of the instrument at his disposal. The organ at St. Margaret Lothbury is rich in those sounds which Bach had in mind when he composed these wonderful preludes.


No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.
richard-townend

Richard is the resident recitalist at St Margaret's Lothbury where he has presented over 1000 programmes on the renowned 1801 George Pike England organ, once played by Mendelssohn. 

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22 March 2017

Bach's 'Orgelbüchlein' (Little Organ Book)
Richard Townend

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