About Celebrity Organ Recital: Henry Fairs

Henry Fairs

Henry Fairs organ

JS Bach arr. Reger Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor BWV867 7'
R Schumann III. Mit sanften Stimmen, IV. Mäßig, doch nicht zu langsam V. Lebhaft from Six Fugues on the name BACH Op. 60 11'
Reger
Invokation from Second Sonata Op. 60 7'
Whitlock
Fanfare from Four Extemporisations 8’
Elgar arr. Brewer
Chanson de matin 5'
Elgar
Sonata in G Op. 28 25'

Loosely based around the idea that Birmingham, under Elgar, was to become an ‘English Leipzig’, organist Henry Fairs presents an exciting programme of works, some originally written for organ and others reimagined for the instrument. Reimaginings of Bach are at the heart of the recital, with Reger’s Invokation featuring Bachʼs chorale ʻVom Himmel hochʼ in its closing passages. The Whitlock and Elgar arrangement provide the perfect prelude to Elgar’s majestic Sonata in G.

Supported by The Museum of Cider in memory of Gillian Bulmer