This well balanced recital began most elegantly with Bach’s ‘Fantasia’ in G BWV:572, followed by five light ‘Pieces for a Musical Clock’ by Haydn. Two Choral Preludes by Flor Peeters then revived the dignified mood, contrasting well with the almost fey ‘Scherzo’ in G by Enrico Bossi. More meditative music followed with Whitlock’s ‘Folk Tune & Andante Tranquillo’. The programme ended with Boëllmann’s triumphant ‘Suite Gothique’ which is almost a concert in itself. This grand work really shows off the splendour of this organ, filling the vast church as no other instrument can, and probably the small piazza outside!
St Bartholomew’s Church, 22 May 2012