Published on 21 March 2019
The versatility and extensive range of the pipe organ makes it a unique instrument to substitute a full orchestra, bringing a myriad of musical textures and colours under the control of two hands and two feet. Organist Martin Setchell, well-known as both transcriber and performer, will introduce and play transcriptions (mostly his own) of favourite music from the 18th and 20th centuries, perfect for the VCH Klais organ – from the ornate vigour of the Baroque, to the effusive, genteel dances of popular vein, culminating in the relentless oriental verve of the famous Sabre Dance.
Martin Setchell is an international concert organist who believes in promoting entertaining organ music to a wide audience. Born and educated in England, he also studied at various times with Pierre Cochereau, Marie-Claire Alain, Piet Kee, and Peter Hurford. He is based in New Zealand, as curator of the Rieger organ in the Christchurch Town Hall for the Performing Arts, and is Adjunct Associate Professor of Music and University Organist at the University of Canterbury.
Date & time
1 April 2019 (Monday), 12.30pm
Admission is free upon collection of an admission slip. Admission slip collection commences at 11:45am at the VCH Atrium (Level 1).
There will be a post-concert Autograph Session with Martin Setchell
VCH Tour: Registration (VCH Atrium): 11.45am | Tour: 1.30pm *Tour is free. Slots are limited ,and based on a first-come-first-served basis.
Victoria Concert Hall
Martin Setchell, organ
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(arr. Martin Setchell)
Overture to An Occasional Oratorio
Arr. J.G. WALTHER Concerto del Signor Giuseppe Meck
(arr. Martin Setchell) Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 29, Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir
Largo from Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 192
WARLOCK Two dances from Capriol Suite
(arr. Robert Gower)
Popular Song from Façade
(arr. Martin Setchell) Sabre Dance from Gayane