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Organ recital in memory of those who died on September 11
SEPTEMBER 11 is a date that will always be remembered, and a musician performing at Salisbury Cathedral next week has decided to dedicate his recital to those who died on that day in the USA in 2001.
Organist Timothy Hone will perform the cathedral’s September recital on Wednesday as a memorial to those who died in the terrorist attacks.
To begin his programme he has chosen Howells’ Third Rhapsody, which was written in a single surge of inspiration during a bombing raid on York in 1918.
This will be followed by Barber’s Adagio for Strings, which became a musical expression of the collective grief in the days following the attacks on the Twin Towers. He will then perform Alain’s Trois Danses and Pastorale by Roger-Ducasse, the composer’s only piece for the organ.
The recital will end with one of the finest 19th works for the instrument, Reubke’s vivid and explosive Sonata on the 94th Psalm.
John Challenger, assistant director of music at Salisbury Cathedral, said: “It is hugely appropriate that Tim should commemorate in his recital those who died following the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
“His programme explores a huge emotional range and provides an opportunity to explore all the wonderful colours available on the cathedral organ.”
Tickets, priced at £8, are available at salisburycathedral.org.uk and on the door.
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