Early Music Day
Stay at Home Edition
Happy Birthday, J S Bach!
Click the links below to take you to publically available videos of the pieces that we would have performed during the informal 45′ afternoon Bach organ and solo instrument recitals that would have taken place in London’s St Giles-in-the-Fields on Early Music Day at 4, 5 & 6pm. This is the programme for the first, 4pm concert, given by
Andrew Benson-Wilson (organ)
playing organ chorales from Bach’s Leipzig manuscript
Poppy Walshaw (cello)
The poster for the series of events can be found here, as amended after the earlier pull out of Art of Moog because of the Coronavirus. Their 7:30pm evening concert with the historic St Giles-in-the-Fields organ will be similarly recreated with similar video links although sadly, none will have the combined Art of Moog and pipe organ.
Fantasia supra Komm, Heiliger Heist BWV 651
North German style organ in Smarano, Italy
Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV 1008
Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Menuetts, Gigue
O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig BWV 656
St Catherine’s Church, Hamburg
These concerts were to have been given in aid of the
Royal Society of Musicians.
If you are willing to support this important musical charity, you can donate directly via this link https://www.rsmgb.org/fundraising/. UK taxpayers can claim GiftAid. Please mention “Early Music Day” in the comments section of your donation.