31st October to 19th December Organ Programmes

October 31st                                   CATHERINE ENNIS

English organ music from three centuries

La shy myze- La Doune zelle       anon (from The Mulliner Book, mid- 16th cent)

Hexachord Fantasia                                                         John Bull (1562-1623)

Callino casturame; The queen's Alman                    William Byrd (c.1539-1623)

The queen's command                                           Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Voluntary in G                                                    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

A composite voluntary, edited from an 18th manuscript belonging to the Royal College of Organists by H. Diack Johnstone

Largo (John Stanley 1712-1786); (Andante)          Peter Prelleur (1705-1741);

(Allegro) John Robinson (sometime organist of St Lawrence Jewry,1682-1762)

Gavotte (from an organ concerto)                     Matthew Camidge (1758-1844)

Voluntary in D                                                         William Boyce (1711-1779)

Larghetto- Vivace

November 7th                    CANTERBURY GREGORIAN MUSIC Directed by HELEN NATTRASS, with Cantor IAN WILLIAMS and CATHERINE ENNIS organ

Chant and alternatim organ versets for the Canterbury saints

Programme includes music by Cabanilles, Gabrieli, Cabezon, Cavazzoni and Titelouze as well as Gregorian chant.


November 14th                 CATHERINE ENNIS

Bach’s Fancy

A programme of works by J.S.Bach, arranged from or inspired by other composers’music

Concerto movement in C, and Concerto in G (3 mvts)                                                                                 Prince Johann Ernst (1696-1715)

Two fugues on themes by other composers:

1) Legrenzi, in C minor BWV 574 ; 2) Corelli, in B minor BWV 579                

Aria in F  BWV 587                                     Francois Couperin (1668-1733)

Concerto in C (3mvts)                                   Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)


November 21st                 HANS-GEORG REINERTZ (Belgium)

Estampie “Retrove” (from the Robertsbridge Codex)       Anon (1st half of 14thC.):

Upon la mi re                                                                 Anon (England, 16thC.):

Contre raison, song intabulature from Pierre Attaignant’s Organ Book      (c.1530)


Elevatione (Grave)                                       Gioseppe Aldrovandini (1671-1707)

Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott , BuxWV 199   Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707):

Praeludium und Fuge in F-                                        Vincent Lübeck (1656-1740)

Sonata “con flauti” (Allegro)                                 Bartolomeo Monari (1663-1697)

From: 6 Praeludien für Orgel (1846):

No.2 in c-minor  Grave; no.3 in D  Pastorale Moderato; no.4 in g minor Andante (Ciacona)                                              Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)

Seven old English country dances                 John Playford (1650) / A.B. Speckner

Pièces d'orgue en C Sol ut mineur                      François D'Agincour (1684-1758)

Plein jeu – Duo – Trio – Récit de Nazard – Concert de Flûtes – Dialogue


November 28th                 CATHERINE ENNIS

Sonata no. 6 in d minor  (2 mvts)        Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Prelude and fugue in B major, op.99 no 2          Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Pastoral Symphony (arr. Gower) and Hallelujah Chorus (arr. Smart) from Messiah    Georg Frederick Handel (1685-1759)

December  5th                   CATHERINE ENNIS

Six Schübler Chorales BWV 645-650          Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Wachet auf- Wo soll ich fliehen hin- Wer nur den lieben Gott- Meine Seele erhebt den Herren- Ach bleib bei uns- Kommst du nun  Jesu vom Himmel herunter

The holy boy.                                                   John Ireland (1879-1962)

Weinachten.                                                             Max Reger (1873-1916)

Overture (arr. CE) and “For unto us” (arr. Best) from Messiah                                                                                   Georg Frederick Handel (1765-1759)


December 12th                 MICHAEL HASLAM

Fantasia in C minor BWV 562                                       JS Bach (1685-1750)


Estampie                         Anon. (from the Robertsbridge Codex, England c.1350)


Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen Op. 122 No 8                        J. Brahms (1833-1897)


Weihnachten Op.145 Nr.3                                     Max Reger (1873-1916)


Pastorale BWV 590                                                          JS Bach (1685-1750)

1. Alla Siciliana

2. Allemande

3. Aria

4. Alla Gigue


Heer Jezus heeft een hofken Op.39 Nr.10              Flor Peeters (1903-1986)


1st Variation—Con moto

2nd Variation—Andante con moto (concertato)

3rd Variation—Allegretto scherzando

4th Variation—Moderato assai

Finale—Allegro brillante ma un poco maestoso


December 19th                  Seasonal readings, and Carols for choir and audience

Join the Vicar, Canon David Parrott, the renowned choir of St. Lawrence Jewry and organist Catherine Ennis for our annual feast of readings and carols in celebration of the Christmas season.