Pupils of David Sanger, the
internationally-renowned organ recitalist, recording artist and
teacher, presented a public tribute to their teacher in the
form of a memorial recital at St Michael's, Cornhill in the City of
London. David, who died
tragically in May 2010 at the age of 63, was President of the Royal
College of Organists.
Four of his pupils, all of them leading
players themselves, were joined by the leading Swedish musician
Hans Fagius, with whom David made several duet recordings.
David Aprahamian Liddle, David Goode, Stephen Farr
and James Lloyd Thomas each performed music of particular
relevance - David Liddle's contribution was a performance of
David's Sonata fort e piano, which he has had transcribed
specially into Braille. Hans Fagius ended the recital with a performance
of Bach’s Prelude & Fugue (‘The Wedge’).
The musical tribute took place on Monday 1st November
2010. This was originally to have been the date of David’s
own recital as part of a special series of concerts to celebrate the
completion of a major restoration of the church’s historic organ.
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