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Alfred Hollins Organ Recital Series - Summer 1928

Concert 1

Toccata & Fugue in C – J.S. Bach

Sposalizio – Franz Liszt

Lied & Bohemesque – William Wolstenholme

Improvisation; Humoresque. ‘L’organao primitivo’ – Pietro Yon

Overture to ‘Oberon’ – Karl Maria Von Weber

Concert 2

Pastoral Sonata – Joseph Rheinberger

Largo from the New World Symphony - Dvorak

Fantasia in Eb Saint-Saens

Improvisation; Spring Song & Triumphal March - Hollins

Concert 3

Suite Gothique – Leon Boellman

Andante from the 4th Sonata – J.S. Bach

Choral Song & Fugue – S.S. Wesley

Three MacDowell pieces

Epilogue – Healey Willan

Concert 4

Sonata No 1 – Mendelssohn

Gavotte ‘Maytime’ – Hollins

Prelude, Fugue & Variation – Cesar Frank

Toccata from 5th Symphony – Widor

It is instructive to notice that of the twenty three or so pieces given, only five or six were in fact transcriptions. Most of the pieces would be perfectly at home in any recital given in the 21st century. It is curious to note that Widor’s Toccata was obviously very popular in 1928. It was not undiscovered until Francis Jackson played it at the Duchess of Kent’s Wedding in York Minster.

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