Let the Organ Thunder?? Liturgical Organ Playing 1600–2000

An illustrated talk given by Philip Norman on Tuesday 17th September 2019 at 8:00pm, at St Andrew’s Church, Market Place, Enfield Town, EN2 6LS. Car park entrance in Silver Street, EN1 3EG. Admission free with retiring collection. The presentation lasts one hour.

A German organist from 1730 would feel pretty restricted playing for a modern, English service, as would a French organist from the same period. And, let it be said, an English organist of the early 19th century. This talk follows how playing requirements and expectations have evolved (or devolved?) across the centuries, and fetches suggestions from modern French and German practices.

All are welcome at this event promoted by the Enfield & District Organists’ Association.