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Recitals

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

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Introduction

Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 541

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Sonata IV in E BWV 528

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Chorale Preludes BWV 632-644

Passacaglia in C  BWV 582

 
 

Videos & Concerts

In the absence of live recitals, we present the first in a possible series of concerts featuring local organists, playing a range of music and organs for a VIRTUAL RECITAL.

[If you wish to submit a virtual concert, please email the Secretary (from the Contact page)].

 

The organist for this virtual recital is Ross Windsor  playing at St Pauls Ipswich on the 2017 Simon Pierce 3 manual organ.

The music is mainly reflective organ music and the program is entitled “Nocturnes for a Pandemic"

Nocturnes for a Pandemic

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 St Andrews Uniting Church, Brisbane.

Sunday October 25th

Organ Prelude 1

Andante tranquillo from Sonata 3 by Mendelssohn

Organ Prelude 2

Aria by William Lloyd Webber

Organ Postlude - Variation on hymn tune

“Dundee” (The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light) by CHH Parry

Sunday October 18th

Organ Prelude

“Songs without words 1 & 2” by William Lloyd Webber

Organ Postlude

Variation on St Denio (Immortal, invisible) by Gordon Young

Sunday October 4th

Organ Prelude 1

Chorale Preludes on “A mighty fortress is our God”

Organ Prelude 2

“Wondering Soul” from Wesley Suite by Steven Nisbet

Organ Postlude

Water Music Suite Finale by Handel

Sunday August 2nd

Prelude 1

Sheep may safely graze by JS Bach

Postlude 1

Prelude in C minor by JS Bach

Prelude 2

God's time is the best by JS Bach

Postlude 2

Fugue in C minor by JS Bach

Sunday July 26th

Prelude 1

Jesu, joy of man's desiring

Prelude 2

Air from Suite No 3

Postlude

Fantasia in C minor J S Bach

Sunday July 19th

Prelude 1

Pilgrims Chorus by Wagner

Prelude 2

Intermezzo by Rheinberger

Postlude

Marcia Religiosa by Rheinberger

The next video recordings are Hymns for ANZAC Day, played by Dr Steven Nisbet OAM

This is a video from the CW Leggo organ at All Saints Murwillumbah, played by OSQ Member Barry Firth.

Music

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

Hymn Preludes - Book 1 - samples - Ride
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DVDs

The following are introduction trailers to full length DVDs available for purchase from OSQ. Please fill in the order form below on this page and it will be received by the Secretary for posting the DVDs to you.

How the Organ Works - Trailer

Full length DVD is approx 35 mins

What Stop is That - Trailer

Full length DVD is approx 47 mins

Never Too Young

 

Purchase Request

To order a DVD, available for $10 each plus postage in Australia, please fill out the form below:

DVD Title

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