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Malmesbury Abbey Organ Recital Featured

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malmesbury-abbey-organIf you've never heard the fine Malmesbury Abbey organ in full flight, or even never heard great organ music live, September 8th will be an ideal opportunity to satisfy your curiosity and broaden your musical horizons. You might get hooked and create overnight organ recital widows or widowers.

Andrew Lumsden of Winchester Cathedral is feted as one of our great cathedral organists and will open the window for us onto 300 years of organ music. The Abbey is the place reputed to be the site of the first church organ in England, caused to be built here around 700AD by St Adhelm, our musical Saint who brought the people of Malmesbury to Christ through music.

While we are unaware of the quality of the sound produced by Aldhelm's instrument, the Johnson organ that has been in place since 1985 has drawn praise from some of the best organists in the land. So this recital of music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Guilmant, Messiaen and others should be a memorable occasion.

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