ORGAN SCHOLARíS PRESTIGIOUS RECITAL AT SALISBURY CATHEDRALIssued Friday 20th April 2012
Matthew Jorysz, organ scholar at Salisbury Cathedral, gives the prestigious Jenkinson Organ Recital on Wednesday 13 June at 7.30pm. Having spent the past ten months getting to know his way around the cathedralís famous Father Willis organ, he has chosen a wonderful programme of English, French and German music including masterpieces by Elgar, Bach, Duprť, Mendelssohn and Howells.
ďIím opening the recital with Elgar's iconic Sonata in G, a piece well suited to the orchestral nature of the Father Willis both in the grandeur of the opening Allegro maestoso and in the calmer lyrical movements. The work ends with a dramatic and thrilling Presto movement. The other major work in the programme is Dupre's Deuxieme Symphonie. From the middle period of Dupre's compositional output it shows the full extent of his rich harmonic language in a turbulent opening movement, a humorous Intermezzo and a virtuosic Toccata.
"Completing the programme are two of Bach's exquisite 'Schubler' Chorale-Preludes (Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter and Meine Seele erhebt den Herren), Mendelssohn's impressive Allegro, Choral and Fugue and Howells' moving Psalm-Prelude Set 2 No 1 written after the death of his son and based on the verse from Psalm 130 'Out of the deep, have I called unto thee, O Lord'.Ē
Tickets, £8.00, from Salisbury Cathedral website (www.salisburycathedral.org.uk) and at the door.
Matthew leaves Salisbury Cathedral in July to take up his position of organ scholar at Clare College, Cambridge.
Full listing of Salisbury Cathedral Organ Recital Series 2012