Tuesday 4th February 2014

"seated one day at the keyboard"

Piano and organ recital of Sullivan music
by some of our members and friends.





This was a delightful evening of piano and organ solos and duets.  The performers included two of our members, Christopher Browne and Robert Jewell, and a friend of a member, Anthony Hunt, who is organist at Salford Cathedral.  As David Norris is not able to attend meetings this season we roped in the Chapel Keeper and organist Alan Myerscough.  It was good to hear him making music and not just making coffee for us.  We are indeed lucky to have such talented musicians in our midst.

The works performed included Andante pastorale from the Light of the World and The Absent-minded beggar, both organ solos by Anthony.  The Haddon Hall Waltz piano duet, played by Chris and Robert, and Patience polka duet (Chris and Anthony) were both sparkling, as was the Ruddigore Lancers piano duet (Robert and Anthony).

Christopher gave two short talks on the background to the pieces and showed us illustrated Music Covers and facsimile manuscripts and told us more of the working life of Sir Arthur.

We have not had a meeting of this type in the memory of anyone there.  The evening concluded with, what else?, The Lost Chord played by Anthony on the Chapel’s organ.

Jean Dufty

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