January-March 2012 Programmes


The Guild Church of St Lawrence Jewry next Guildhall





January 10th     CATHERINE ENNIS


Toccata and Fugue in d minor ( Dorian ) BWV 538                Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Chorale preludes : Das alte Jahr vergangen ist ; In dir ist Freude (from The Orgelbüchlein)


Sonata in G                                                                             Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Allegro maestoso ; Allegretto ; Andante espressivo ; Presto (comodo)


January 17th                 CATHERINE ENNIS

La Mourisque; Bransle quatre bransles;  Basse danse Bergeret (arr.CE) 

Attrib.  Tylman Susato (c.1510-c.1570)


Prelude and fugue in A minor  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Pastorale                                  César Franck (1822-1890)


Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor        Max Reger(1873-1916)


Prélude et fugue sur le nom d’Alain    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)            


January 24th                 CATHERINE ENNIS


Part iv of the Klavierübung, the Goldberg Variations             J.S.Bach


This performance will not be on the single-manual organ in the Commonwealth Chapel, as in Catherine’s cd recording, but on the main organ



January 31st                 CATHERINE ENNIS

French Fancies, no.1

Music from the French Romantic organ school occupies pole position in the affection of organ fans everywhere. Here is a selection of some favourites.


Carillon, and Berceuse (from 24 Pièces en style libre)                  Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

March on on Handel’s  “Lift up your heads”               Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Rosace, and Tu es petra (from Esquisses Byzantines)                 Henri Mulet (1878-1967)

Bénédiction nuptiale, and Rhapsody no. 2 in D

                                                                                      Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Adagio and Toccata, movements iv and v from Symphonie no. 5 in F                                    

    Charles- Marie Widor (1844-1937)






February 7th     JONATHAN RENNERT (St. Michael, Cornhill, London EC3)



Programme to be announced


February 14th          CATHERINE ENNIS                                                                                                     ______________________________________________________________________________

French Fancies no.2

Fantaisie et fugue en si bémol                                     Alexandre-Pierre- Francois Boëly (1785-1858)

Scherzo, Fiat lux, and Toccata in B minor                                          Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)

Cantabile                                                                                             César Franck (1822-1890)

Deuxieme Suite, op. 27                                                                       Léon Boëllmann (1862-97)

Prélude pastorale;  Allegretto con moto;  Andantino;    Final- Marche


February 21st      CATHERINE ENNIS



Fantasia and Fugue in g minor BWV542                                  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Walse mignonne                                                                      Sigfrid Karg- Elert (1877-1933)         

Fantasia and Fugue on “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam”           Franz Liszt (1811-1886)                


February 28th   CATHERINE ENNIS

Concerto dal Signor Meck (3 movements)                  Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748)

An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV653                      Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata in Bb, op.65 no. 4                                            Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Allegro con brio- Andante religioso- Allegretto-  Allegro maestoso e vivace

Cortège et Litanie                                                        Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)


March 7th       SIXTH FORM SERIES (i)


Buxtehude: Praeludium, Fugue and Adagio in D major; BUXWV 139

Bohm: Partita “Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig”



Alain: Litanies

Durufle: Prelude et Fugue sur le nom d'Alain op. 7


Alexander and Christian are both music scholars at Tonbridge School, Kent.


March 13th     SIXTH FORM SERIES (ii)


Prelude from BWV 541                                          Johan Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Chorale Preludes from op.111:        7)O Gott, du frommer Gott

                                      8) Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

                                      9) Herzlich tut mich verlangen

                                                                               Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Praeludium in C BuxWV 137                                 Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)




Toccata in F (BuxWV 157)                             Dietrich Buxtehude

Slow movement of Sonata no 1 in F minor              Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Concerto in G major after Ernst , 1st movement (Allegro)   J.S.Bach

Fugue sur le carillon des heures de la Cathedrale de Soissons Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Toccata from the Plymouth Suite                                     Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)


Nathan is Senior Organ Scholar at All Saints’, Northampton. Dorothy is a Music Exhibitioner at James Allen’s School, Dulwich, London.


March 20th    SIXTH FORM SERIES(iii)





Fugue in G minor BWV 542(ii)                                   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Preludio al Vespro di Monteverdi                                Michael Tippett (1905-1998)

Scherzo Op. 2                                                         Maurice Duruflé (1962-1986)

Toccata                                                                       Patrick Gowers (b.1936)




Priere                                                                           César Franck (1822-1890)

Prelude and Fugue in D BWV 532                              Johann Sebastian Bach



Richard and Tom are Music Scholars at Eton College, Berkshire



March 27TH      SIXTH FORM SERIES(iv)




Pange Lingua                           Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)

Herzlich tut mich erfreuen      Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Sonata in C minor, op.65 no.2             Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy(1809-1847)

Grave-Adagio; Allegro maestoso e vivace; Fugue



Prelude in b minor, BWV 544                         Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Ciacona in e minor                                          Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Scherzetto.                                                      Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Toccata                                                           Marcel Lanquetuit (1894-1985)


Eleanor and Graham are students at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester



During the five Tuesday lunchtime concerts in May, we are delighted to present the seventh annual series of John Hill Memorial recitals sponsored by HSBC, featuring international young artists hand-picked by professors at the top music conservatories of the world.

All requests are welcome for another “lollipops” programme on 31 July. Please submit to cmennis@aol.com or to Catherine Ennis, The Vestry, St. Lawrence Jewry next Guildhall, London EC2V5AA.


You are invited to reserve your applause until the end of the recitals and to give generously to the retiring collection.