Mervyn Hogg – organ
Recorded live at St Bride’s on Friday 24th September.D Buxtehude
Prelude and Fugue in D major BuxWV 139 (~1650)M Locke
Voluntary for Double Organ – Melothesia (1673)K Boundy
Three Pieces (1897-1901)
a) Andante grazioso
c) Andante patetico
Theme and Variations (1951)H Howells
Master Tallis’s Testament (1953)J Langlais
Hymne d’Action de Grace ‘Te Deum’ (1935)
Mervyn Hogg has enjoyed parallel careers in science and music. He feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to explore avenues in medical research, statistics and information technology and business management. After Exeter he moved to Cardiff to work on projects in Anaesthetics, and was a member of the music team at St German’s Roath. In 1977 he moved to London to work in Glaxo R&D and became Director of Music at St Martin’s Ruislip, a post he held from 1978-1998 and again during 2010-2012. Whilst still enjoying an association with that church he has continued to serve in London churches as a freelance organist and choirmaster. From 2001-2010 he was a director of the St Albans International Organ Festival and the convenor for the St Paul’s Diocesan Choir (2007-2016). He has been awarded diplomas in organ performance from Trinity College, London.
In 2014 he received his MA (Mus) from the Open University featuring a dissertation on the influence of Vatican Regulation on the Music of Westminster Cathedral and also a project concerning the evolution of published editions of Bach’s Orgelbüchlein which featured as a paper in Organist Review (March 2014). He continues to give recitals at St Bride’s and elsewhere; notable venues include, St Mary’s, Harrow-on-the-Hill and Southwark’s two cathedrals. He maintains an interest in business through Hult Business School and contributions to parliamentary committees.
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