Postponed: Organ Marathon! (Simon Passmore)


10:00 - 17:00


St Ann's Church
St Ann Street, Manchester, M2 7LF

Event Type

The organ marathon due to take place tomorrow (Saturday) will be postponed until 22nd July. This is to allow visitors to grieve properly.

St Ann’s Organist Simon Passmore is performing an Organ Marathon of requests to raise funds for:

a) the cleaning of the organ at St Ann’s (which hasn’t been done for over 20 years)
b) as a result of the cleaning, the installation of a zimbelstern in memory of our former Director of Music Canon Ronald Frost

Refreshments will be served throughout the day. Each recital will be 45-50 mins long.

The final programme is as follows:

Grieg: Morning from Peer Gynt
Buxtehude: Praeludium & Fugue in g, BuxWV 149
CS Lang: Tuba Tune
Bourgeois: Serenade
Mozart: Andante and Allegro
Wagner/Lemare: Ride of the Valkyries
Monty Norman: James Bond Theme (arr. SP)
Arlem: Somewhere over the Rainbow (arr. SP)

Francis Routh: Festival of the Ascension
Christopher Steel: Paul the Missionary
Adrian Self: St Cuthbert at Seascale
Philip Underwood: St Deiniol’s Well
Messiaen: Apparition de l’église éternelle
Alain: Litanies
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

Saint-Saens: Fantaisie in E-flat
Parry: Bridal March & Finale
Widor: Toccata from Symphony 5
Duruflé: Prelude and Fugue, op. 7
James Horner: Braveheart Main Titles (arr. SP)
Vierne: Pastorale from Symphony 1
Cocker: Tuba Tune
Guilmant: March on a Theme of Handel

Dupré: Prelude and Fugue in B, op. 7
Dupré: Placare Christus Servulis
Ronald Frost: St Ann’s Toccata
Bruhns: Fantasia on Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland
Thalben-Ball: Variations on a theme of Paganini
Ronald Frost: Variations on Nicola
Ronald Frost: Variations on an Old Dutch Tune
Karg-Elert: Improvisation on Nun Danket Alle Gott

Guilmant: Adagio from Sonata 3
Widor: Finale from Symphony 6
Gigout: Toccata in b
Lefebure-Wély: Sortie in E-flat
Bernstein: Maria from West Side Story
Peeters: Toccata, Fugue & Hymne op. 28
Cor Kee: Merck toch hoe sterck con variatione
F.E.Bache: Andante & Allegro
Nigel Ogden: Penguin’s Playtime

John Williams: Star Wars (arr. SP)
Bach: Toccata & Fugue in d
Bach: Overture from Cello Suite no. 5
Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze (a la Egon Petri) (arr. SP)
Schubert: The Trout (arr. SP)
Vaughan Williams: Prelude and Fugue in c
Duruflé: Toccata, op. 5