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Friday Lunchtime Organ Music for the Chiswick Book Festival: James Johnstone


St Michael and All Angels Church
Bath Road
London, W4 1TT


13th Sep 2019
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Join us for the opening event of the Friday Lunchtime Organ Season 2019-20.
Supported by Ballet4Life in aid of its charity Move into Wellbeing®.

The Chiswick Book Festival is celebrating the bicentenary of Victoria and Albert with a talk at Chiswick House by AN Wilson on Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy on Thursday September 12th 2019. At lunchtime the next day, James Johnstone (Professor of Early Keyboards, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance) will perform a programme of baroque music on the organ at St Michael & All Angels Church, Bedford Park. See more performances by James Johnstone at OrganRecitals.com.


François Couperin (1668-1733)
Gloria from Messe Solonelle à l’usage des Paroisses
Plein jeu | Et in Terra pax.
Petitte fugue Sur le Chromhorne | 2e.Couplet du Gloria
Duo sur les Tierces| 3e. Couplet
Dialogues sur les Trompettes Clairon et Tierces du G.C. Et le bourdon avec le larigot du positif. | 4e. Couplet
3° a 2 Dessus de Chromhorne Et la basse de Tierce | 5e. Couplet                                        
Tierce en Taille 6e. Couplet                                                                                                              
Dialogue sur la Voix humaine | 7e. Couplet
Dialogue en 3. Du Cornet et de la tierce | 8e. Couplet
Dialogue Sur les Grands Jeux 9e. et dernier Couplet                                    

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
 Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 662
 Partita sopra Ach, was soll ich Sünder machen BWV 770 

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)     
Toccata in d minor, BuxWV 155       

James Johnstone
After studies in London and Holland, harpsichordist and organist James Johnstone has forged a career as recitalist, chamber musician, continuo player and teacher. 
He was a principal keyboard player for the Gabrieli Consort and Players for 17 years, a member of the chamber ensemble Florilegium for 10 years, and currently works with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir. James teaches early keyboards at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In 2016 he undertook a series of critically acclaimed Bach recordings for Metronome Recordings beginning with Clavierübung Part III, recorded on the 1739 Wagner organ in Trondheim cathedral, and a disc of Fantasias and Fugues, recorded at Roskilde (Diapason d’Or). His disc of Couperin’s complete organ music was released earlier this year.