Holy Trinity Gosport music events: Andrew Gritten, organ

Anthony Gritten from The Royal Academy of Music plays on the historic ‘Handel’ organ at Holy Trinity Gosport on Monday 21 November.

Anthony is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and studied with Harry Gabb, David Sanger, and Anne Page. He gave the first complete performance of Daniel Roth’s magnum opus, Livre d’Orgue pour le Magnificat, and has performed four times in St. Sulpice, Paris, including a recital as part of Roth’s 70th birthday celebrations.

He has also commissioned and performed works by Richard Francis, Laurence Caldecote, and David Loxley-Blount, including premiere performances of Francis’ four-movement symphony on themes by Lefébure-Wély, Caldecote’s Variations on Victimae Paschali, and Loxley-Blount’s Toccata ar St Denio. Other projects have included anniversary performances of the complete works of Tunder, Buxtehude (a 6½ hour recital), Homilius, Brahms, and Mendelssohn, and an ongoing series resurrecting forgotten French organ music from the turn of the 20th century.

Anthony was an organ scholar and research student at Cambridge University, writing a doctorate on Stravinsky. He has worked at the University of East Anglia, the Royal Northern College of Music, Middlesex University, and the Royal Academy of Music, where he is currently Head of Undergraduate Programmes.

His publications include two books on Music and Gesture, essays on the music of Balakirev, Cage, Debussy, Delius, Goehr, Holloway, Roth, and Stravinsky, and numerous articles on issues in Performance Studies. Many of his publications can be downloaded from ram.academia.edu/AnthonyGritten .

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