A Monday Lunchtime
Monday 5th November
by Anthony Wilson
Festal Flourish Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)
The King of love my shepherd is Emma Lou Diemer (b.1927)
Prelude in B minor, BWV 544 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Absoute René Vierne (1878-1918)
Rhapsody No 3 in C# minor (1918) Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Elegy Ernest Farrar (1885-1918)
Ruhig bewegt and Fuge: Paul Hindemith(1895-1963)
Mäßig bewegt, heiter from Sonata II
Prelude on St Columba Healey Willan (1880-1968)
(Ten Hymn Preludes, Set 1)
Litanies, JA 119 Jehan Alain (1911-1940)
Anthony Wilson was born in Malton, North Yorkshire, studying the piano with Kathleen Barnby and the organ with Keith Pemberton and Geoffrey Pearce. He studied Medicine at Nottingham University, gaining a degree in the Medical Sciences (and specialising in Epidemiology) before changing departments and working towards a degree in Music. Whilst at Nottingham, he held the Barber Organ Scholarship and studied the instrument with John Keys at St Mary’s Church in the Lacemarket.
After leaving university, he trained as a music teacher at the University of London (now UCL) Institute of Education and was Organ Scholar at St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington. He returned to the IoE 10 years later as a postgraduate student on the MA Music Education course. Alongside church posts in Hertfordshire, Essex, Leicester and London, he was Head of Music in schools in London and Leicester.
No longer a full-time classroom teacher, Anthony is Director of Music at St Peter’s Church, Bexhill-on-Sea, teaches the Organ at Priory School, Lewes, and works on a supply basis an intervention and support tutor in various local secondary schools.
As an organist, he is an Associate of Trinity College London and the Royal College of Organists, and a Fellow of the London College of Music. Anthony likes to spend time with his family, cook Indian, Middle Eastern and European food, keep up to date with civil aviation, and read 20th century literature and crime fiction.