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A Bach recital by Organ Society member Christopher Wrench, from Brisbane Australia

Title of Bach organ recital.
Organist playing keyboards


Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 541

Organist introducing next item in recital

Sonata IV in E BWV 528

Organist introducing next musical item
Organist introducing the Passacaglia in C BWV 582

Chorale Preludes BWV 632-644

Passacaglia in C  BWV 582

A Buxtehude recital by Organ Society member Ross Windsor, from Brisbane Australia
Part 1

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.

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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 symphoniesconcertospiano 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

Image of composer JS Bach

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

(48 mins)

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.
Best wishes, 
Steven Nisbet

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