Wednesday, 21 October 2015

David Davies Organ Recital at Powderham Castle Friday 13 November 2015 Press Release from Powderham Kapellmeister Professor George Pratt

Organ Recital - David Davies

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Music in the Castle began as a means of raising awareness of the Brice Seede organ in Powderham Castle's magnificent James Wyatt Music Room. Unplayable for nearly a century, it was restored to its former glory after a remarkably successful fund-raising initiative. In 2013 no less than three Exeter Cathedral organists played the opening recital of the restored organ. Now, one of them, David Davies, returns with a quite remarkable programme. 

Far from limiting the music to only the later 18th Century - the organ was built in 1769 - he will be showing us its capabilities in music from the century before, from the classical Mozart, with a taste of the late 20th century, and ending with a superb romantic sonata by Mendelssohn.

We've never heard such an imaginative and varied programme from the instrument, pushed far beyond the limits of an 18th century house organ. It will be a real musical adventure, and we shall be able to see the action on a large screen display of David's hands and feet in operation!

As ever, we would greatly appreciate your printing of a poster or two (attached here) and displaying them locally in shops, churches, PO's - an element in our means of ensuring that as many as possible know what's on the Music in the Castle programme.

Friday 13th November 
at 7.30pm
James Wyatt Music Room
Powderham Castle

Programme includes:

   John Stanley: Voluntary in D (Op 5 no 8)
   W A Mozart: Andante in F (K616)        
       J S Bach: Fantasia in G (BWV 572)
Dietrich Buxtehude: Passacaglia in Dm (BuxWV 161)

Improvised Suite on the name ‘Powderham’

Tickets: £15 (student £7)
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Chairs for our concerts are generously provided
without charge by Total Event Hire Ltd. Newton Abbot.

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