Available concerts & content
A Buxtehude recital by Organ Society member Ross Windsor, from Brisbane Australia
Click here to read Ross Windsor's background to this project
The end of July is the anniversary of Bach's death in 1750
In his lifetime (65 years), Bach composed an incredible 1128 pieces of music. Among these were many organ works. Here are two of the best known performed by Dr Steven Nisbet.
Some Historical Organ Music
Videos & Concerts
Weekly Service Preludes and Postludes
The following group of videos have been prepared by Dr Steven Nisbet OAM for his weekly musical contributions for services at his church in Brisbane.
Sunday 3 December 2023
For Advent Dr Steven Nisbet has selected some music for the coming of the Christmas season
Sunday 10 July 2022
Gavotte by Samuel Wesley
Prelude on Kilmarnock by A.E. Floyd
March from Scipio by G.F. Handel
Sunday August 22nd 2021
The music is all by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). He was partly responsible for a resurgence in interest in the music of JS Bach (1685-1750). Thanks, Felix.
This is what Wikipedia says about him:
Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy[n 1] (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn,[n 2] was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn's compositions include symphonies, concertos, piano music, organ music and chamber music. His best-known works include the overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Italian Symphony, the Scottish Symphony, the oratorio St. Paul, the oratorio Elijah, the overture The Hebrides, the mature Violin Concerto and the String Octet. The melody for the Christmas carol "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is also his. Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words are his most famous solo piano compositions.
Cavatina by Mendelssohn
Andante from Sonata VI by Mendelssohn
Fugue from Sonata VI by Mendelssohn
Sunday July 5th
The music is all by J.S. Bach because 28th July is the anniversary of his death in 1750
Jesu, joy of man's desiring
- from Cantata 147 by JS Bach
Sheep may safely graze
- from Cantata 208 by JS Bach
Air from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
by JS Bach
Fantasia in C minor BWV 562
by JS Bach
Never Too Young
Young organists at the Hunter District
Organ Society Concert at
Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle
This is a video from the CW Leggo organ at All Saints Murwillumbah, played by OSQ Member Barry Firth.
While I have been staying at home during the period of social restrictions associated with the COVID-19 crisis, I have been writing music for the on-line presentations by St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Brisbane. As the crisis was in full swing before, during and after Easter, I wrote music on the themes of Passiontide and Easter.
There are six pieces of music altogether and they were originally written for voices and organ. Since then I have adapted them as stand-alone Hymn Preludes for Organ.
Excerpts from the Hymn Preludes are attached. The list of hymns I arranged is as follows:
Ride on, ride on in majesty
When I survey the wondrous cross
Christ the Lord is risen today
The day of resurrection
Love is come again
Crown him with many crowns
Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing a copy of the album.
The cost is $35 posted in Australia.