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Friday 12 April  2024

7:30 pm • £15

Anthony Gritten


Stanford's 5th Sonata, Widor's Symphonie Romane, and works by Bach, Böhm, Falcinelli, and Duruflé

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Pierre Kunc (1865-1941)

Sortie Fuguée (1899)

Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Scherzo op. 2 (1926)

Rolande Falcinelli (1920-2006)

from Esquisses Symphoniques op. 45 (1971)

II Adagio espressivo

VIII Allegro recitativo

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Symphonie no. 10 ‘Romane’ op. 73 (1900)

I Moderato

II Choral

III Cantilène

IV Final

--- Short interval ---

Georg Böhm (1661-1733)

Vater unser im Himmelreich IGB 24

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

from Clavierübung III (1739): Vater unser im Himmelreich BWV 682

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Sonata no. 5 in A major 'Quasi una Fantasia' op. 159 (1921)

I Allegro moderato

II Allegretto non troppo mosso

III Allegro


£15 in advance, or pay on the door. Cards accepted.

Under 12 admitted free with accompanying adult. Students £5 (with ID card).

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

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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 commissioned and performed various works, including premiere performances of Richard Francis’ four-movement symphony on themes by Lefébure-Wély, Laurence Caldecote’s Variations on Victimae Paschali Laudes, and David Loxley-Blount’s Toccata ar St Denio. Other projects have included anniversary performances of the complete works of Tunder, Buxtehude (a 6½ hour recital), Homilius, Brahms, and Mendelssohn, and an ongoing series resurrecting forgotten French organ music from the early 20th century.

Anthony was an organ scholar and research student at Cambridge University, writing a doctorate on Stravinsky. He has worked at the University of East Anglia, the Royal Northern College of Music, Middlesex University, and the Royal Academy of Music, where he is currently Head of Undergraduate Programmes. 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 .