Category Archives: From the Organ Console

From the Organ Console – Sunday 24th August

Today’s Organ Music … We all hear hymn tunes each week as we sing praises to our Lord, but from these tunes (many of which have beautiful melodies) composers and arrangers throughout the centuries have made arrangements, alternative harmonisations and … Continue reading

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Sept–Nov Choral Music

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Sunday 17th August – From the Organ Console

Today’s Organ Music … about the composers Caleb Simper was born in 1856 and died, aged 85, in 1942. Simper, who was a typical Victorian composer with a ridiculous name, is a once-famous but now forgotten church music composer. Victorian … Continue reading

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This week’s music–10th August

From the Organ ConsoleJS Bach and Noel Rawsthorne   Music as you gather: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring is the common English title of the 10th and last movement of the cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV … Continue reading

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From the Organ Console–Sunday 3rd August 2014

Today, the 3rd of August 2014, marks the end of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The closing ceremony takes place at Glasgow’s Hampden Park and will bring to a close 12 days of Sporting achievements. Today’s summer choir and organ … Continue reading

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About this weeks Music …… 27th July 2014

This week’s opening voluntaries are by Johann Pachelbel. A German Baroque composer, organist and teacher who brought the south German organ tradition to its peak. The first is actually two.  We have two settings by Pachelbel of the Lutheran Chorale … Continue reading

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Organist says “Thank you”

My dear friends at Williamwood Thank you very much to everyone who was so kind in wishing me well by contributing to my leaving gifts and by coming along to support me in my final service as organist and choirmaster … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Behind the Hymn O Come, O Come Immanuel O come, O come Immanuel is one of those very great hymns which is in danger of passing out of use, at least in the evangelical Protestant tradition. It’s only sung to … Continue reading

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Allen e-notes

Allen Organs have featured our own Church Organ in their October issue of the newsletter “e-notes” to commemorate it’s 40th Anniversary.  E-notes is available on-line at http://www.allenorgan.com/enotes/2011Oct/eNotes.html. You can subscribe to Allen e-notes here Alternatively, you can click the logo above to … Continue reading

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Organ Recital

Williamwood Music is pleased to post final details of the recital given by Alan Mathew this Saturday (1st October at 3 o’clock) Click the link to listen to a short extract of the recital http://www.4shared.com/embed/828471046/2f5d240 this is a test file, … Continue reading

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