Saturday 19th May at 2:30pm
Organ Recital at Bourne Abbey by Stanley Godfrey, Assistant Organist at Bourne Abbey (NPOR D03976).
William MATHIAS (1934-1992) – Fanfare
Dieterich BUXTEHUDE (c.1637-1707) – Canzona in D minor BuxWV 168
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) – O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) – Prelude in E major BWV 566
Paul HINDEMITH (1895-1963) – Sonata II for Organ (excerpt)
ii. Ruhig bewegt
iii. Fuge: Mäßig bewegt, heiter
Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) – Sonata No. 2 Op. 65, 2nd
Sigfrid KARG-ELERT (1877-1933) – Chorale Improvisation on ‘Nun danket alle Gott’
Percy WHITLOCK (1903-1946) – Fidelis, No. 3 from ‘Four Extemporisations’
Einar Traerup SARK (1921-2005) – Toccata Primi Toni
Originally a chorister at Bourne Abbey Church, Stanley Godfrey became the Organ Scholar at the age of 11 in 2012. Having previously studied piano (in which he achieved Grade 8 in 2016) at the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire, he began his organ studies with John Saunders, alongside a weekly commitment to services at the Abbey. Being appointed Assistant Organist in 2016, he later began studying organ under Robert Gower, passing his organ Grade 8 exam with distinction in December 2017.
Now working towards his ARCO examination next year, alongside his A Level examinations and university application, Stanley is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead for him!