Inaugural Organ Recital

The first public recital played on St Peter’s newly-installed and dedicated Jennings Organ was held on Saturday 25 February 2017. Proceeds went to St Peter’s Mission Giving

David Bednall: Image 'Iain MacLeod-Jones

David Bednall: Image ‘Iain MacLeod-Jones

Recitalist: David Bednall, Organist of the University of Bristol, Sub Organist at Bristol Cathedral, conductor of the University Singers composer and pianist.

Prelude and Fugue in B minor BWV 544: J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

Meditation on the name of BACH: Herbert Brewer (1865 – 1928)

Fanfare and Rockingham: Kenneth Leighton (1929 – 1988)

Georgian Suite (Prelude – Invention – Gavot – Sarabande – Fugue – Jig): Francis Jackson (born 1917)

Cornet Voluntary: Henry Heron (18th Century)

Chant héroïque from Neuf Pièces: Jean Langlais (1907 – 1992)
In remembrance of Jehan Alain, killed heroically for France when defending Samur, June 1940


March on a Theme of Handel: Alexandre Guilmant (1837 – 1911)

Prelude on ‘East Acklam’: Francis Jackson

Two Pieces (Dalby’s Fancy & Toccata) for Organ: Herbert Howells (1892 – 1983)

Trumpet Voluntary: John Travers (1703 – 1758)

Lied from 24 Pièces en style libre: Louis Vierne (1870 – 1934)

Will ‘O’ The Wisp: Gordon Balch Nevin (1892 – 1943)

Final from Symphonie VI: Charles–Marie Widor (1844 – 1937)

Improvisation on themes including the Teddy Bears’ Picnic and hymn tune Wolvercote.