Our 2021 monthly Organ Recital series continues with a recital given by Adam Field.
Adam Field is Michael James Organ Scholar at Portsmouth Cathedral, where he assists in the running of the vibrant music department, led by Dr David Price. Adam shares in the playing, organisation, and training of the choristers alongside the assistant, Sachin Gunga. He was born and grew up in Surrey and previously held a similar position at Croydon Minster during Sixth Form, in conjunction with studying at Whitgift School. During his time in Croydon, he was taught by the prominent German-born organist and improviser, Dr Ronny Krippner, Director of Music at the Minster. Prior to this, he was taught by the late, Surrey-based organist and music educator, Michael Barlow.
Adam is currently studying with the renowned solo recitalist and organ teacher, Stephen Farr, aided by the generous Sweeney fund from the Portsmouth and District Organists Association. Next year he will take up the organ scholarship at Selwyn College, Cambridge, alongside reading for a degree in Music. When not on the organ bench, he enjoys singing, and sings countertenor alongside the Choral Scholars at the Cathedral, taking a keen interest in the performance of close harmony and early repertoire; as well as occasionally playing the Horn.
Our J.W. Walker & Sons pipe organ is currently being restored by Nicholson & Co. Ltd, and we hope to celebrate its re-dedication in late 2021. We still have some way to go on our fundraising; please consider sponsoring a pipe: https://orgproj.co/MxTC.
|Organ Sonata in B flat major, op. 65 no. 4|
i. Allegro con brio
ii. Andante religioso
iv. Allegro maestoso e vivace
|Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy|
(1809 – 1847)
|Rhapsody in D flat major, op. 17 no. 1||Herbert Howells|
(1892 – 1983)
|Le Banquet Céleste||Olivier Messiaen|
(1908 – 1992)
|Wie’s Gott gefällt, so gefällt mir’s auch|
from “The Orgelbüchlein Project”
(1980 – )
|Pari Intervallo||Arvo Pärt|
(1935 – )
|Hymne d’action de grâce ‘Te Deum’, no. 3|
from “Trois Paraphrases Grégoriennes”, op.5
(1907 – 1991)