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Концерт состоялся 23 July 2017 года

Cathedral's Eve

The concert features:

Anna Shkurovskaya (harp)
Anna Suslova (organ)
Petr Glavatskikh (marimba, Indian drums)

Programme: J.S. Bach, G.F. Händel, Ch.W. Gluck, C. Franck, G. Bizet

Is there a musical instrument able to imitate the sound of the organ? Perhaps some of wind instruments, since the organ has plenty of pipes. Or is it the accordion? It is the organ’s closest relative and also belongs to the family of keyboard pipe instruments. However the experts will nominate an absolutely unexpected candidate: marimba. A certain combination of mallets can make us confuse its deep timbre with that of the Church organ. Besides marimba is a sort of bridge between musical styles. It is present in jazz, rock and academic music. It may also be heard in a Catholic cathedral. Its sound twinkles, either merging with the organ or contrasting with it. The participation of the harp will impart to the concert a special unearthly flavour.

Laureate of international competitions
Anna Shkurovskaya (harp)

Laureate of international competitions
Anna Suslova (organ)

Laureate of international competitions
Petr Glavatskikh (marimba, Indian drums)

J.S. Bach

Prelude and fugue in C major

Concerto for violin and strings No. 1 in A minor (transcription for marimba and organ)


G.F. Händel

Passacaglia for harp and organ


Ch.W. Gluck

Melody from the opera “Orfeo ed Euridice” (transcription for marimba, harp and organ)


J.S. Bach

Aria from Orchestral Suite No. 3 (transcription for marimba, harp and organ)


C. Franck

Prelude, fugue and variations (transcription for organ and harp)


Anonymous, 16th-17th century

“Greensleeves” (transcription for Indian drums and Celtic harp)


G. Bizet

Interlude from the opera “Carmen” (transcription for marimba, organ and harp)

Fantasy overture from the opera “Carmen” (transcription for marimba, organ and harp)

We listened to: Celtic harp, Harp, Indian drums, Kuhn Organ, Marimba, Organ

Tags: Fairy tale, Musical journey, Organ and harp

Concert photos «Meditations for Marimba, Organ and Harp»

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