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Richard Hills: The Quentin Maclean Legacy
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Richard Hills: The Quentin Maclean Legacy

Date: 24 Sep
Time: 19:30
Richard Hills, organ

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Hark back to a golden age of melody with a convivial evening of British Light Music for organ.

Richard Hills celebrates the legacy of prominent organist Quentin Maclean, alongside the best works in the tuneful genre.

Born in London, Maclean was widely successful in Britain as a theatre organist and continued to find fame after he emigrated to Canada. His humorous piece Babbling makes typically enjoyable listening.

It features alongside the marches making up Eric Coates' ever-popular London Suite and Sir Arthur Sullivan's rollicking overture to the comic opera Iolanthe.

Whitlock's popular Plymouth Suite and Dignity and Impudence March also knowingly play on British music and identity.

Edward German's irrepressibly light-hearted Merrymakers Dance is instantly recognisable to Monty Python fans who are familiar with the art of fish-slapping.

The elegant swagger of Curzon's man-about-town The Boulevardier, strolling through the streets of Paris, and the buffoonery of Docker's Tabarinage - an eccentric British view of the French can-can - take their places among the classics of British Light Music.

Hills introduces the pieces from the stage during the performance.

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