The organ’s histories in the sacred and secular world have always been closely intertwined. There were eras when sacred organ music was essentially secular music played in a church service and vice versa. Some of the earliest pieces of church music were based on popular melodies and even today, it is not uncommon to hear folk songs played during a mass.
In this solo recital, Jeremy Woodside plays a varied programme of 17th to 21st century organ works from the English, German and French traditions. Highlights include Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543, Max Reger’s Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor, and Franck’s magnificent and virtuosic Chorale no. 3 from his Three Chorales For Organ.
With a total of 4,470 pipes, 61 stops, and built by German organ builders Johannes Klais Orgelbau, come catch Singapore’s largest pipe organ in action!