Temple Winter Festival 2018 – Organ Recital

Wednesday 12 December 2018 1pm


Temple Church

Tickets: Free

Roger Sayer organ

Mendelssohn: Sonata no. 1 in F minor
Elert: Symphonic fantasia Jesu, meine Freude
Brahms: From eleven Choral preludes op. 22

  1. Mein Jesu, der du mich
  2. Herzliebster Jesu
  3. O Welt, ich muss dich lassen
  4. Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele
  5. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

Reubke: Sonata on the 94th Psalm

Presented by Hazard Chase in association with Temple Music Foundation

With special thanks to The Honorable Society of the Middle Temple, The Honorable Society of the Inner Temple and Lark Music for their generous support of the Temple Winter Festival



German romantic repertoire for the organ is rich and varied, and some of the composers in this programme – Mendelssohn & Bach – need little introduction. Mendelssohn’s first sonata shows a great affinity with Bach whilst Brahms’ Eleven chorale Preludes were his final works, having turned to organ music late in life. Less well known perhaps, though no less impressive, is Karg Elert, whose Symphonic works are exciting and vivid. The Reubke sonata is one of the most remarkable pieces of organ music. A pupil of Liszt, Reubke died at the age of 24 leaving behind a work that is of immense power and maturity.