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Friday 8 Oct 2021

7:30 pm • £12

Anthony Gritten


Music by J.S.Bach, Schumann, Widor, Roth, Kunc, Caldecote, Tann & Jackson

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685‑1750)

from Leipzig Chorales (1710-14 & 1739-42): two settings of ‘Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott’

I BWV 651: Fantasia
II BWV 652: Alio modo

Robert Schumann (1810‑1856)

Sechs Studien in kanonischer Form op. 56 (1845)

I Nicht zu schnell: C major
II Mit innigem Ausdruck: A minor
III Andantino: E major
IV Innig: Ab major
V Nicht zu schnell: B minor
VI Adagio: B major

Charles-Marie Widor (1844‑1937)

Trois Nouvelles Pièces op. 87 (1934)

I Classique d'hier
II Mystique
III Classique d'aujourd'hui

Daniel Roth (b. 1942)

Joie, Douleur, et Gloire de Marie (1990)

Pierre Kunc (1865‑1941)

Grand Pièce Symphonique (1901)

— Interval —

Laurence Caldecote (born 1983)

Variations on ‘Victimae Paschali Laudes’ (2021)

Hilary Tann (born 1947)

Pinnae Ventorum (2003)

Francis Jackson (born 1917)

Five Preludes on English Hymn Tunes (1987)

I St. Magnus
II Veni Sancte Spiritus: Homage to JSB
III St. Bartholomew
IV East Acklam
V Fantasy on Sine Nomine


£12 in advance, or pay on the door. Cards accepted.

Children 16 and under admitted free with accompanying adult. Students £3 (with ID card).

Amounts indicated are a suggested donation for cash at the door. If you are a tax payer a Gift Aid declaration would be appreciated.

Tickets are available from:

Guildford Tourist Information Centre

Guildford House

155 High Street

GU1 3AJ.

Tel: 01483 444 333

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All our concerts are held in the church at 83 Portsmouth Road.

The main entrance to the free parking is in Millmead Terrace which is accessed from Bury Fields at the end of Lawn Road.


Anthony is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and studied with Harry Gabb, David Sanger, and Anne Page. He gave the first complete performance of Daniel Roth’s magnum opus, Livre d’Orgue pour le Magnificat, and has performed four times in St. Sulpice, Paris, including a recital as part of Roth’s 70th birthday celebrations. He has also performed numerous works by Richard Francis, including the premiere of a four-movement symphony on themes by Lefébure-Wély. Other projects have included anniversary performances of the complete works of Tunder, Buxtehude (a 6½ hour recital), Homilius, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. Many of Anthony's recitals are listed at organrecitals.com/anthonygritten .

Anthony was an organ scholar and research student at Cambridge University, writing his doctorate on Stravinsky. He has worked at the University of East Anglia, the Royal Northern College of Music, and Middlesex University, and is currently Head of Undergraduate Programmes at the Royal Academy of Music. His publications include two books on Music and Gesture, essays on the musics of Balakirev, Cage, Debussy, Delius, Goehr, Holloway, Roth, and Stravinsky, and numerous articles on issues in Performance Studies. Many of his publications can be downloaded from ram.academia.edu/AnthonyGritten .