St Albans organ festival features celebrity recital

Daniel Moult

Daniel Moult - Credit: Archant

Organist Daniel Moult will be giving a celebrity recital for the St Albans International Organ Festival this Saturday.(16)

The first half of the performance at St Peter’s Church in St Albans features Bach’s Toccata, Adagio and Fugue which combines German and Italian influences and Liszt’s Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen which were written when the composer was mourning the death of his daughter.

The second half of the recital features a number of English composers beginning with Herbert Howells whose Rhapsody No 3 was written in one night during a German Zeppelin raid at the height of the First World War.

It is followed by a miniature by Kenneth Leighton which is based on a folksong-style tune and Patrick Gower’s virtuosic Toccata.

St Albans International Organ Festival artistic director, David Titterington, said: “Daniel Moult is renowned in the UK and abroad for virtuosic, intelligent and engaging performances and we are very much looking forward to welcoming him to St Albans for this debut recital.”

Entry to the recital at 5.30pm is free with a retiring collection in aid of The International Organ Festival Society.

Full details of all the concerts in the 2015-16 recital series can be found online.