John Collins - Organist, Harpsichordist Iberian Musicologist, Translator

Recital of European Advent and Christmas Organ music given by John Collins, with seasonal readings. Christ Church, Worthing, December 19th 2015

Johann Kobrich 1714-91 Pastorellas in D, F, G and C
Francesc Mariner 1720-89Pastorella in G
Reading 1
Franz Murschhauser 1663-1738 Variations super Lasst uns das Kindelein wiegen
Claude Balbastre 1724-99A cei-ci le moîître de tô l’univar (Noël bourguignon)
Johann Nauss 1690-1764 Aria Pastorella on 7th Tone
Reading 2
Bernardo Pasquini 1637-1710Pastorale in G
Domenico Zipoli 1688-1726Pastorale in C
Anon 18th century ItalianPastorale in A
Carlotta Ferrari b1975Pastorale on In dulci jubilo
Reading 3
Carols for audience to join in
John Bull ca. 1562-1623Carol Een kindeken ist uns geboren

John Collins has been organist at St. George’s, Worthing since June 1984. Special research and performing interests include the Iberian, Italian and English keyboard repertoires from ca1500-1800 and recently he has been exploring pieces by living composers in which older forms are combined with modern tonal language. He publishes articles and reviews of scores and CDs in English, American and European Journals and assists David Patrick of Fitzjohn Music in editing and publishing English 18th century Voluntaries. Last month he gave a lecture on, and recital of English organ music on the newly restored 1735 organ at Christ Church, Spitalfields for the British Institute of Organ Studies..

John will be playing pieces by living composers at St. Botolph’s, Heene on January 30th at 7pm as part of the recital by the Worthing Chamber Choir, and an organ recital at the Chapel Royal, Brighton on March 1st at 1pm.

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© John Collins 2015