All the news from Great Stave Apr 2020



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.


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.

John will be playing the Walker organ again during the forthcoming house open season commencing at Easter. House opening has been postponed owing to the current emergency.


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