Ian Tracey and myself played our Christmas trumpet and organ ‘Singalong’ today at lunchtime, in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. It was a good event and the audience of several hundred had a great time. Finding a programme of an hour’s music provided a challenge, both in finding a variety of repertoire to suit all ‘comers’ and to be virtuosic and musically challenging for us, without being too tiring. The audience reaction suggested that we had probably got it just about right.
A tough gig, but very enjoyable. It is always a pleasure to work with Ian Tracey.
Same time next year?
LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL
Thursday 19th December 2013
A concert of music for Trumpet and Organ
RLP Trumpeter – Brendan Ball
RLP Organist – Ian Tracey
Trumpet & Organ: Toccata in D – Giambatista Martini
Trumpet & Organ: Te Deum Prelude – Marc Antonio Charpentier
ALL: HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING (3 vv )
Organ: Chorale Prelude ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ – J.S.Bach
Trumpet & Organ : Chorale Prelude ‘Wachet Auf’ – J.S. BachALL: O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM (3vv)
Trumpet & Organ : Ave Maria – Franz Schubert/ Ball
Trumpet & Organ: Trumpet Tune in D – John Stanley
Organ: Toccata ‘ Vom Himmel Hoch’ – Garth Edmunson
ALL: GOOD KING WENCESLAS (5vv)
Trumpet & Organ: A Leroy Anderson Suite arr Brendan Ball:-
Bugler’s Holiday/Trumpeter’s Lullaby/Sleighride
Trumpet & Organ ; Silent Night – Gruber/Ball
ALL : O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL (usual 4 verses as Phil Programme)
ALL: We wish you a Merry Christmas – Warrell/Ball (usual Phil version)