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A sparkling Toccata described by the composer as a peal of bells,
which pays homage to the French composer Marcel Dupre. It was composed
for the wedding of Christopher and Victoria Larley in Chichester Cathedral
in August 1999, and played on that occasion by Mark Wardell.
Fantasia on St Andrew
A glorious improvisation on the tune normally associated with the words
Jesus calls us through the tumult of our lifes wild restless
From A Mass of a Thousand Ages.
Sonatina for Classical Organ
A three movement work in 18th Century style disguised in a modern harmonic
idiom, showing the strong influence of the baroque period in Patrick Larleys
music. First performed by the composer, in June 1992 at Aldeburgh Parish
Church in Suffolk.
The Farmington Suite
A suite in three movements Prelude, Dance and Fughetta each
one in its own characteristic style. The Prelude is a set of variations
based on an original folk-like melody whilst the Dance is a bouncy
scherzo-like piece in ternary form. Both these movements are truly modal
in harmonic idiom alluding to the Medieval and Renaissance style, whereas
the Fughetta is a Bach inspired two-part invention in strict counterpoint.
The suite was commissioned by Farmington Parish Church in Gloucestershire
for the dedication of their refurbished organ and given its first performance
by David Soward in 1999.
The Chanteloup Suite
Composed at Chateau Chanteloup in the Sarthe region of France in August
2000, this delightful suite of 6 short movements paints a cameo of the
Chateau and its surroundings.
Moderately easy/Grade 4-5
i) Le Chateau
18 seconds (72kb)
ii) Les jeux des enfants
17 seconds (68kb)
iii) De nuit aux champs
iv) Bavardage en terrasse
21 seconds (84kb)
v) Concert au Chateau
vi) Les vacanciers
22 seconds (88kb)
The Isle of Arran
Inspired by this gentle Scottish Isle, the four sketches are very approachable
A short prelude on the well-known hymn tune by Orlando Gibbons, written
in 1988 for the composers son Alex whilst a chorister at
Recorder/cello/piano or harpsichord (9'00")
Variations on the much loved sea song.
Dulce Melos (7'30")
This set of variations over a ground was written in memory of Bernard
Ellis, Luthier. It was first performed by the composer, on the Dulce Melos
an extremely rare early keyboard instrument on 14th October
2000 at the Service of Thanksgiving for Bernards life and work.
Also suitable for harpsichord, spinet, virginal, chamber-organ or piano.
10 seconds (40kb)
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