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Organ Music from the Lenten to Easter Seasons

Philip Scriven (UK)

Tuesday, 27th Mar 2012 8pm
Orchard Road Presbyterian Church 3 Orchard Road [locate]
Free admission

Philip Scriven received his early musical training as a chorister at Westminster Abbey, and a Music Scholar at Charterhouse. He went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music, and held organ scholarships at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and St. John’s College, Cambridge. His teachers have included Peter Hurford, Nicholas Kynaston and Gillian Weir. After graduating, Philip continued his studies in organ and conducting at the Vienna Musikhochschule and the Juilliard School in New York, where he gained his Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting.

Philip frequently travels around Europe and the UK giving recitals and masterclasses, as well as to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, and in 1995 he was the Royal College of Organists “Performer of the Year”. Philip was Acting Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey and Sub-Organist at Winchester Cathedral before moving to Lichfield Cathedral, where he has been Organist and Master of the Choristers for 8 years. As well as appearing on many recordings with the choirs of St. John’s College, Cambridge and Winchester Cathedral. He has worked with the London Bach Choir and the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, and is frequently invited to give choral workshops in the USA. He has been an examiner for the Birmingham Conservatoire, and regularly plays with ensembles such as Florilegium, Ex Cathedra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Bach Choir (London). He is currently Principal Conductor of the Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra. In September 2010, Philip moved to Cranleigh School as its first “Organist in Residence”



J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Chorale Prelude on "Valet will ich dir geben" (BWV 736)


M. Reger (1873-1916)



J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Chorale Prelude on "O Mensch bewein' dein Sunde gross" (BWV 622)


J. Brahms (1833-1897)

2 Chorale Preludes on "Herzlich thut mich verlangen"


J. Langlais (1907-1991)

Mon âme cherche un fin paisible (from "Neuf Pièces")


E. Gigout (1844-1925)



J. Brahms (1833-1897)

Chorale Prelude on "O Welt, ich muss dich lassen"


G. Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)



J. Ropek (1922-2005)

Variations on "Victimae Paschali Laudes"


H. Howells (1892-1983)

Sarabande on the morning of Easter (from "Six Pieces")


L. Vierne (1870-1937)

Carillon de Westminster


Philip Scriven (UK)

Philip Scriven (UK)