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Uplifting Organ Recital by Martyn Marshall 

TREBLE CLEF3rd September 2018
Caroline Buddery reports

 
Disparate in style, yet performed with consummate skill, the recitalist's choice of compositions gave great pleasure
as reported in Parish Life

 

 
Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Dorian) shone with gentle radiance, the toccata rife with semi-quavers complemented by the more complex fugue. The Choral Song and Fugue by Samuel Wesley began with a delicious tuneful melody which was most uplifting on such a halcyon day
 
These two major pieces of the organ repertoire were followed by two lighthearted compositions, the humorous, punchy composition Bolero de Concert by Louis Lefebure-Wely and Noel Rawsthorne's Dance Suite for Organ
 
This comprises five gorgeous movements, a march incorporating the York­shire anthem On Ilkley Moor, Dancing Feet, which is exquisite fun, a Waltz, the Danse des Papillons (Dance of the butterflies) which was so cleverly nuanced by the gifted recitalist, and Line Dance in which On Ilkley Moor Baht’at recurs, to great effect
 
Jane Freeman warmly thanked Martyn Marshall Director of Music at the Minster, for a
fantastic recital