Romantic Organ Masterworks - 2017




SUMMER SUNDAY EVENINGS 5.30 to 6.45 pm – 2017 including music by

Samuel Sebastian Wesley

appointed the Leeds Organist 175 years ago this year in 1842,

Hull-born virtuoso Alfred Hollins, who died 75 years ago in 1942

and, by no means least, Dr Francis Jackson CBE, born on 2 October 1917

Dr Simon Lindley

Organist Emeritus, Leeds Minster


Sunday 6 August

Jackson The Archbishop’s Fanfare [1961]

Willan Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue

Wesley Choral Song and Fugue

Vierne Tripych, Op 58 – Matines – Communion – Stèle pour un enfant défunte

Walton/Murrill Coronation March 1937: Crown Imperial

Vierne Les Cloches de Hinckley

Jackson Hymn-Prelude: East Acklam

Vierne Two Fantasy Pieces: Andantino – Carillon de Westminster


Sunday 13 August

Mendelssohn War March of the Priests [Athalie]

Wesley Introduction and Fugue in C sharp minor

Abe Holzmann March: Blaze away

Wesley Air Varied, for Holsworthy Church Bells

Schumann Canon in B minor

Reger Chorale Fantasia, Op 52 No 3:

Hallelujah! Gott zu loben, bleibet meine Seelenfreud


Sunday 20 August

Jackson Fanfare [1956]

Wesley Andante in G

Harwood Sonata I in C sharp minor, Op 5

Alcock Introduction and Passacaglia [1933]

Jackson Impromptu, for Sir Edward Bairstow on his 70th birthday, 1944

Liszt Prelude [Fantasia] and Fugue on B.A.C.H.


Sunday 27 August

Hollins Finale en forme d’Ouverture

Hollins Song of Sunshine

Jackson Toccata, Choral and Fugue, 1955

Wesley Andante in E minor

Smart Variations in A [1871]

Joplin Palm Leaf Rag

Sibelius/Fricker Finlandia

Parry Jerusalem, sung by all

arr Gordon Jacob The National Anthem [1953]


Sunday evening organ concerts in August date from the major restoration of the instrument twenty years ago this year, in 1997. The great majority of the recitals have been given by Dr Simon Lindley, Organist and Master of the Music from 1975 until 2016 and now Minster Organist Emeritus. Admission to each concert is free of charge and retiring collections are taken in support of the Friends of the Music of Leeds Minster – the Friends make the Minster a major grant each year for the maintenance and tuning of this fine instrument.