All the news from Great Stave June 2020



Several full length pieces of John Bartlett's organ and piano music have been placed on YouTube. Click on the image opposite for playlists. Currently, The Admiral's March, Adagio espressivo and Elegy for organ are loaded, plus The Sunken Garden for piano.


Four Bagatelles is an organ transcription by John Bartlett of piano music by the Norwegian composer Signe Lund-Skabo that reflects traditional folk dances. These four delightful pieces are from the Op.15 suite of Little Norwegian Pieces. Click on the image for details. As the original piano pieces are now out-of-print, Great Stave has reproduced them and they are available from this site. A Norwegian language version and a transcription by John for organ are also available. See the piano and the organ sections.




During May last year John Bartlett toured the west coast of Norway and met the organist, Nils Henrik Asheim at the Stavanger Concert Hall, where he tried out the magnificent new Ryde & Berg organ. Nils' first CD of works played on this organ is reviewed by John here. Returning to Norway in July, John attended the Bergen International Organ Festival and played the Setterquist & Son organ in the Swedish Church in Oslo.




Labyrinth is a new exciting piano piece from John Bartlett, which will test speed and dexterity. The pianist needs to reach the centre of the labyrinth in a set time, but there are several back-tracks that need to be taken.


This year is the 75th. anniversary of The National Trust's acquisition of Hatchlands Park. In celebration of this achievement John Bartlett has written a march for the Walker Organ in the Music Room. Entitled The Admiral's March the sheet music is available now from either the organ section of this site or the house shop. All sales will go towards the refurbishment fund for the Walker organ.  A full recording may be heard on the YouTube site (see above). A piano version is also available. See the piano section of this site.

Once the house reopens following the current emergency John will be playing the Walker organ again for the house open season, which ends October 31st.

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