Andrew Prior – organ
Recorded live at St Bride’s on Friday 27th MayM Reger
Toccata and Fugue in D minor and major, Op 59F Mendelssohn
Andante in D majorJ S Bach
from Clavier-Übung III
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 671
Rhapsody in G flatJ S Bach
from Bach’s Orgelbüchlein
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 633
from the Orgelbüchlein Project
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier
Chorale No 3 in A minor
Andrew Prior started playing the organ at the age of eight as a result of being told by his teacher that if he actually did some piano practice and finished the piece he was learning, he would be allowed to play his local church organ.
There followed organ scholarships to HM Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace and then Pembroke College, Cambridge where Andrew read Music. After graduating, a career in the law was pursued until early retirement enabled a return to playing the organ, not least because he was ordered to do so by his former teacher at Cambridge, Dame Gillian Weir.
Andrew is a Trustee of the Orgelbüchlein Project, which succeeded in filling the blank pages of chorales J.S. Bach intended to complete in the unfinished ‘Little Organ Book’.
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