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I had such an overwhelming response to yesterday’s concert recording that I thought I would provide you something else for today, once again from the archives of the St Mark’s Concert Series (2000-2008).
From 2000 to 2007, I had an annul performance given each year from the Australian Army Band Melbourne. Having discharged from the Australian Regular Army in March 2000, I kept in close contact with many former colleagues from the Army (as I still do today), including a number of Officers in the Corps. Establishing this annual concert with the Band, which we entitled “Pomp & Pipes”, saw excellent audience numbers coming to St Mark’s, as well as giving the Band an opportunity to play some high calibre wind ensemble repertoire in the wonderful acoustics in St Mark’s. To give the Band members a small break in each half of the concert, I took the opportunity to play some solo organ works.
Here's a photo of one of those concerts with the Australian Army Band Melbourne at St Mark’s.
Today’s recording is the first half of "Pomp & Pipes" from May 2001 (43 mins):
1. Fanfare: St Mark’s 2000 - Glenn ROGERS
2. HRH The Duke of Cambridge March - Malcolm ARNOLD
3. Eternal father strong to save - Claude T. SMITH
4. Elegy - Peter IRVING (solo organ)
5. Jupiter from The Planets - Gustav HOLST
6. Improvisation on “Brother James’ Air” - C.J. LUKE (solo organ)
7. Lincolnshire Posy: The Brisk Young Sailor, Horkstow Grange, Lord Melbourne, The Lost Lady Found - Percy GRAINGER
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It’s very different to yesterday’s offering, but still just as enjoyable.