A Cathedral Precentor in St Michael's Church, Tenbury - the 1880's

His extempore organ and P. F. playing. He was about the best extemporiser of a fugue in England. When in a good vein his playing was absolutely magnificent. I remember particularly one extempore fugue played after the last service in summer Term at St. Michael's, I think either in '83 or '85, which was quite one of the most sublime things I ever heard; a fugue in which every variety of contrapuntal artifice was employed, followed by a Coda of extraordinary power — so, one would imagine, J. S. Bach played.

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, p. 60. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437636198706 accessed: 27 February, 2024

location of experience: St Michael's Church, Tenbury


Listening to

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Extempore fugue
written by Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley
performed by Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:23:19 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:00:18 +0100