The Organ Page
Hear Olwen playing a prelude by Georg Phillipp Telemann (1681 – 1767) on the tune “How brightly shines” (R&S 182) …
Telemann was a German composer who became music director of the Opera in Hamburg. He was a prolific composer, writing operas, oratoios, cantatas as well as much instrumental music. The accompaniment he has set to the tune sounds very much like a hornpipe – – a British form
Olwen took up the organ in her 40’s after having played the piano since she was 6 years old. She now plays the organ for us most Sundays. to hear her playing the Prelude click the play button below.
The organ gives such a magnificent sound. Part of a much larger organ that sat at the other end of the church, it was stripped down and re-modelled keeping the large pipes for decoration only but retaining all the smaller pipes.
Bill is trying to find out more about it and its origins. If you have any information text him with the subject “organ” on 07917 858876.
Olwen playing a very beautiful Prelude by Georg Phillipp Telemann (1681 – 1767) on the tune “How brightly shines” (R&S 182)