The sun streamed through the windows in the School’s Big School last
Thursday evening whilst our largest audience to-date in the Schulze
Organ Concert Series, enjoyed a journey through the splendours of the
organ and its repertoire from 1531 to 1972.
Professor Ian Tracey introduced his pieces with interesting and
amusing insights fully developing the very best of the organ’s
considerable capabilities. The audience was entertained by a range of
styles and moods from a selection of dances from the NutCracker Suite to
a culmination in “white heat” of virtuosic intensity of Theodore
Dubois’ Fiat Lux.
The visit to the School to play on the Schulze Organ, was organised
by one of its’ Trustees and Organist, Richard Walsh, who was originally
taught by Ian Tracey. He commented, ‘The combination of Ian’s
flamboyance and straight-forward approachability were a key part in the
event’s success. At the end of the concert Ian mingled with guests and
signed programmes. He commented favourably on the great job that the
Schulze Organ Trust, a registered charity separate to the School, are
doing currently keeping the Schulze going and urged all to support the
fundraising for the much needed restoration’.
The next contact will feature Robert Sharpe, Organist at York
Minster, on Thursday November 8th 7pm. For full details about the
Schulze Organ, visit www.schulzeorgan.co.uk.
Photo: Ian Tracey in front of the might Schulze
20th September 2012 Back to News