St Bride's: Music - Mervyn Hogg – organ

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Mervyn Hogg – organ

Friday, 27 March at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Mervyn Hogg – organ

D Buxtehude

Magnificat primi toni BuxWV 203

J S Bach

from BWV 618-624 in the Orgelbüchlein

Selected Passiontide Chorale Preludes

Colin Mawby

Triptych

a) The Energy and Humanity of Christ

b) The Mystery of Communion

c) Christ is Risen, Alleluia

Mervyn Hogg is an organist and recitalist who worked as a research pharmacologist, statistician and IT business manager. From school assemblies at the Latymer School, Edmonton (1966-67) he progressed to be Organist and Choirmaster at Exeter University chapel (1969-71) and in the music team at St German's, Cardiff (1971-77). He was Director of Music at St Martin's Ruislip (1978-98; 2010-12). He was a director of the St Albans International Organ Festival(2001-10) and convenor for the St Paul's Diocesan Choir (2007-16). He has performance diplomas from Trinity College and in 2014 gained an OU MA(Mus) featuring a dissertation on the influence of Vatican Regulation on the Music of Westminster Cathedral and a project on editions of Bach's Orgelbüchlein (Organist Review March 2014).

This programme is formed around events for this season of the church's year. We begin with an exuberant and dramatic work inspired by Mary's account to Elizabeth of the Annunciation. This is followed by some chorale preludes from the Orgelbüchlein that reflect on the supreme offering of salvation through Jesus Christ's suffering on the cross. The last work written in 1997 by Colin Mawby (1936-2019) provides some abstract illustrations of the Christian faith. These are based around Jesus's busy time on earth as he organised his followers and reached out to the needy, the Lord's Supper instituted the day before Crucifixion that is commemorated in the Mass, and the triumph of the Resurrection.

Colin Mawby died on 24th November, 2019 just two days after Sir Stephen Cleobury, both of whom were past Directors of Music at Westminster Cathedral and were contributors to my MA dissertation.

Mervyn Hogg is an organist and recitalist who worked as a research pharmacologist, statistician and IT business manager. From school assemblies at the Latymer School, Edmonton (1966-67) he progressed to be Organist and Choirmaster at Exeter University chapel (1969-71) and in the music team at St German's, Cardiff (1971-77). He was Director of Music at St Martin's Ruislip (1978-98; 2010-12). He was a director of the St Albans International Organ Festival(2001-10) and convenor for the St Paul's Diocesan Choir (2007-16). He has performance diplomas from Trinity College and in 2014 gained an OU MA(Mus) featuring a dissertation on the influence of Vatican Regulation on the Music of Westminster Cathedral and a project on editions of Bach's Orgelbüchlein (Organist Review March 2014).