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Lunchtime Organ Recital: Anthony Gritten

Wed, 14 November 2018 at 12.30pm

On Wednesday 14th November, Anthony Gritten, Head of Undergraduate Programmes, Royal Academy of Music, gives a lunchtime organ recital at St Albans Cathedral.

All are welcome; the recital will last around half an hour and admission is free, with a retiring collection in aid of Cathedral music funds.

Programme:

from Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen (1910): Liebesfreud (no. 1) Fritz Kreisler, arr. Philip James

Diptyque Liturgique (1956) Jean-Jacques Grunenwald

Ave Maris Stella (2014) Daniel Roth

Grand Pièce Symphonique (1901) Pierre Kunc

 

Anthony Gritten 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 performed numerous works by Richard Francis, including the premiere of a four-movement symphony on themes by Lefébure-Wély. Other projects have included anniversary performances of the complete works of Tunder, Buxtehude (a 6½ hour recital), Homilius, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. Many of Anthony's recitals are listed at www.organrecitals.com/anthonygritten.

Anthony was an organ scholar and research student at Cambridge University, writing his doctorate on Stravinsky. He has worked at the University of East Anglia and Royal Northern College of Music, and is currently Head of Undergraduate Programmes at the Royal Academy of Music. His publications include two books on Music and Gesture and essays on Igor Stravinsky, John Cage, and Frederick Delius. Many of his publications can be downloaded from ram.academia.edu/AnthonyGritten.

 

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