St John the Baptist Church,
Church Lane, Little Marlow SL7 3RZ.

Saturday 23 June 2018 at 7.30pm

Concert by Malcolm Rudland (organ) with a Flower Festival
and the Church Choir conducted by Martin Barber

Tickets £12.50

1) J S Bach Fugue in A minor (BWV 543) 7 mins
FRCO passed 26 July 1969

2) Herbert Howells Saraband for the Morning of Easter 7 mins
FRCO passed 26 July 1969

3) Louis Vierne Naiades (from Book 4 of Pièces de Fantaisie) 6 mins
FRCO passed 26 July 1969

4) Choir Items
John Rutter A Clare Benediction 2 mins
Peter Aston Jubilate Deo 3 mins

5) Guilmant Grand Choeur alla Handel 6 mins
recorded at Ashville College Harrogate 1957

6) Vaughan Williams Rhosymedre 5 min
Set piece for Grade 8 organ, passed in 1961

7) Herbert Sumsion Berceuse and Procession 12 mins
Pupil of Dr Sumsion at Gloucester Cathedral 1962-1967

43 mins


8) Peter Warlock Suite : Capriol 10 mins
(arr. Malcolm Rudland)
(Basse-Danse - Pavane - Tordion - Bransles - Pieds-en-l'air - Mattachins) Hon Secretary of Peter Warlock Society for 40 years

9) Choir Items
John Rutter For the beauty of the earth 4 mins
Martin Barber Magnificat 3 mins
(sung by Tessa Spong and Chris Barber)

10) Edvard Grieg Morning Mood (from Peer Gynt Suite No 1) 6 mins
(arr Christopher Eva)
From tutoring for Marine Society on ss Uganda to Falkland Islands 1982

11) Pietro Mascagni Intermezzo (from Cavalleria Rusticana) 3 mins
(arr. Malcolm Rudland)
From tutoring at Yamaha Music School, Chappell of Bond St 1978-82

12) Olivier Messiaen Transports de Joie (from L'Ascension) 3 mins
played in a recital at St Paul's Cheltenham 5 June 1965

22 mins

Béla Bartók Este a székelyeknél (Evening in the country) 3 mins
My mother was Hungarian



St John the Baptist, Frenchay, Bristol
Saturday 23 August 2014 at 7.30pm

Organ Recital by Malcolm Rudland

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue in G major (BWV 541)

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Berceuse and Carillon from '24 Pièces in Free Style'

Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
Two Aquarelles
(i) Lento, ma non troppo
(ii) Gaily, but not quick
(arranged for organ by Dom Gregory Murray)

Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
'Rosamund' from 'Where the Rainbow Ends'
Non Nobis Domine
(arranged for organ by Malcolm Rudland)


Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
Mock Morris
(arranged for organ by Kevin Bowyer)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
The New Commonwealth March (from 'The 49th Parallel')
(arranged for organ by Christopher Morris)

Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
Pieds-en-l'Air from 'Capriol'
(arranged for organ by Stanley Roper)

Brian Collins (b.1948)
Toccata on Peter Warlock's 'Jillian of Berry'

Eric Wetherell (b.1925)
Fugue on Peter Warlock's 'Fair and True'

William Walton (1902-1983)
Coronation March: Orb and Sceptre (1953)
(arranged for organ by Sir William McKie)

Malcolm Rudland FRCO is half Hungarian, but he was born and bred in this country. As an organist, he studied with Dr Herbert Sumsion in Gloucester Cathedral and André Marchal in Paris, then appeared on TV, radio and with many orchestras, including at the Proms, and has since played on all six continents. As Hon Secretary to the Peter Warlock Society, he has erected a Blue Plaque and a statue, both near London's South Kensington station, to Warlock's Hungarian friend, Béla Bartók.


Felix Aprahamian's programme notes are reproduced here by kind permission of The Arabesque Trust

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) (F A)
Prelude and Fugue in G major (BWV 541)

This is one of the most genial and carefree of Bach's organ works. From the bright flourish which opens the Prelude to the end of the Fugue, the mood of happy animation does not slacken. The work seems to owe its origin to one of Bach's church cantatas, for the subject of the Fugue is a major and slightly extended version of that used in the opening chorus of Cantata No. 21, 'Ich hatte viel Bekummernis', which was composed in 1714. This theme, in turn, appears to derive from an aria in Handel's opera 'Almira'. Bach visited Halle in 1713, where he probably became acquainted with Handel's music.

Louis Vierne (1870-1937) (R P)
Berceuse and Carillon

Vierne was born blind, but became the organist of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, where he died playing the organ (his lifelong ambition). As well as five organ symphonies he wrote sacred and instrumental music. The suite 24 Pièces en Style Libre (op. 31) was written in 1913. The Berceuse is interesting musicologically as it defies one of the conventional rules of harmony, which prohibits parallel fifths, of which the piece almost entirely consists. The Carillon (not to be confused with another work, the Carillon de Westminster, which is perhaps heard more often) exudes a mood of joyous celebration.

Frederick Delius (1862-1934) (R P)
Two Aquarelles

Delius was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1862, of German parentage, but spent little time in England after the age of twenty. Yet he is often referred to as a "quintessentially English" composer. The Two Aquarelles was originally composed as a wordless choral piece, To be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water, and was eventually arranged for string orchestra by Delius's amanuensis, Eric Fenby, who volunteered his services on hearing of the blind and paralysed composer's plight in being unable to complete his life's work. Their unique collaboration, achieved only after initial difficulties and immense effort on the younger musician's part, has passed into musical legend. The atmosphere conjured up by the piece calls to mind the scene at Delius's home in Grez-sur-Loing in France, where the River Loing brushes the foot of Delius's garden.

Roger Quilter (1877-1953) (R P)
Rosamund (from Where the Rainbow Ends) and Non Nobis Domine

Quilter was born in Hove, to a wealthy family which later settled in Suffolk. Educated at Eton, he went on to study in Frankfurt, where his fellow students included Percy Grainger, Henry Balfour Gardiner, Norman O'Neill and Cyril Scott. He is mainly remembered as a composer of songs, but the two works included in this recital are arrangements of an orchestral and a choral piece respectively. Quilter wrote the incidental music for a long running children's play, Where the Rainbow Ends, which was performed in the West End regularly from 1911 until 1959. Rosamund is the name of the principal female character. Non Nobis Domine was written for the 'Pageant of Parliament' in 1934, but it was later adopted as the Olympic Hymn at the Games of 1948 and 1952.

Percy Grainger (1882-1961) (R P)
Mock Morris

Percy Grainger was born in Melbourne, Australia, but died an American citizen , by which time he had become a celebrated concert pianist and composer of unique musical gifts. Like Vaughan Williams he was a keen collector of folk music, and 'Mock Morris' is representative of his works based on English folk melodies.

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) (R P)
New Commonwealth March

Vaughan Williams was born in the Gloucestershire village of Down Ampney (which he immortalised as the name of his well-known hymn tune for 'Come Down O Love Divine'). In the course of a long life he composed nine symphonies, much orchestral and choral music, and songs. Towards the end of his career he also wrote many film scores (his Seventh Symphony being derived from his music for Scott of the Antarctic), and the New Commonwealth March is based on the music he composed for The 49th Parallel, a wartime propaganda film made for the Ministry of Information, starring Laurence Olivier, Leslie Howard and Raymond Massey.

Peter Warlock (1894-1930) (R P)
'Pieds en l'Air' from Capriol

Peter Warlock was the pen name of Philip Heseltine, who was such a controversial figure in early 20th century music that he felt obliged to disguise his identity in order to get his work published, yet in the course of his 36 years he achieved far more than composers who outlived him by many decades, especially in the field of art song. He left us little in the way of orchestral music, but the suite Capriol remains a masterpiece of true musical scholarship (being based on Arbeau's "Orchésographie" which he discovered in the course of his researches at the British Library) .

Brian Collins (b.1948) ( R P)
Toccata on 'Jillian of Berry'

Brian Collins is a distinguished musicologist, biographer of Peter Warlock, and past Chairman of the Peter Warlock Society. He writes : 'Warlock's opening of his song "Jillian of Berry" presents two bars that are unequally phrased (5+7 rather than 6+6). This piece capitalises on that discrepancy throughout. The middle, solo-stop section puts new emphasis on the ascending scale that is another feature of the song, introducing some other Warlockian characteristics along the way'.

Eric Wetherell (b.1925) (F A)
Fugue on 'Fair and True' from A paean for Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

Six of the ten pieces in this volume, published in 2000 (now with Music Sales), were written in 1999 for a Peter Warlock Society weekend of lectures and concerts at the Essex village of Great Warley, where Warlock's uncle had built the parish church in honour of Warlock's father. Dr. Brian Collins is a distinguished musicologist, biographer of Peter Warlock, and past Chairman of the Peter Warlock Society.Eric Wetherell's fugue shows the craftsmanship of a pupil of Egon Wellesz, Herbert Howells and Gordon Jacob. A witty piece, it has Anglican harmonies that the composer asks to be played 'tongue in cheek'. Eric was a BBC conductor and producer until 1985, and now lives in Somerset. It is hoped he will be in this evening's audience.

William Walton (1902-1983) (R P)
Coronation March: Orb and Sceptre

Sir William Walton was born at Oldham, Lancashire, but, like Delius, lived much of his life abroad. He was the musical enfant terrible of the interwar years, being encouraged in his early compositions by the Sitwell family. Following the success of his masterful choral work Belshazzar's Feast, he achieved an important commission in being invited to compose the coronation march for King George VI in 1937, and went on to write serious works and memorable film scores, including that for The First of the Few about the building of the Supermarine Spitfire. Orb and Sceptre, a second royal commission for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, is a stirring march which provides a fitting conclusion to this recital.


To be given on Easter Bank Holiday Monday

21 April 2014 at 1pm

Gloucester Cathedral


Sunday 30th March 2014 at 5pm

The 29th Rudland Pupil's Concert
will take place at Founders' Hall, Radnor Walk, Chelsea SW3 4BN

RSVP to Malcolm Rudland


St Mary Magdalene Sherborne Gloucestershire
One mile north of A40 between Northleach and Burford

Saturday 22 July 2006 at 6pm

Recital for Trumpet, Voice and Organ

with Tim Hawes trumpet

Simon Masterton-Smith bass

Malcolm Rudland organ

Principal sponsor Christofferson, Robb & Company
Admission free with a retiring collection for Sherborne Church funds

Tim Hawes has appeared in many international festivals, and been a member of the Philip Jones Ensemble and the Wallace Collection. He also teaches trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music and runs his own brass group, Off Stage Brass. As an unusually versatile player, he has been a trumpet soloist with the Manovani Orchestra and a member of Frans Bruggen’s Orchestra of the 18th century. He is a regular visitor to both the Philharmonia and BBC Symphony Orchestras, and is currently also principal trumpet in the orchestra for Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End.

Simon Masterton-Smith has sung at Glyndebourne, and played Frosch in Die Fledermaus with English National Opera, Shogun’s mother in Pacific Overtures, and Harry Easter in Street Scene. With D’Oyly Carte Opera, he has played Sergeant Meryll, Pish Tush and Sergeant of Police. West End roles include George in Aspects of Love and the judge in Sweeney Todd. Recently, 6,000 feet up a Malaysian mountain he played Daddy Warbucks and Captain Hook (not in the same show). Other tours include a Pickering in Portland, Curlew River in the Loire and Monteverdi in Tuscany. He also teaches, tends his Bonsai collection and loves cooking.

Malcolm Rudland studied with Dr Herbert Sumsion at Gloucester Cathedral and André Marchal in Paris. He has since appeared on TV, Radio, and with many orchestras, including at the Proms. He has been an organ tutor on ships around Africa and the Falkland Islands. Pieces have been written for him by Paul Patterson and Michael Berkeley, and he gave the first East European performance of Petr Eben’s Job. He has also conducted tours of Fiddler on the Roof and West Side Story, been Secretary to the Peter Warlock Society for
33 years, and has written for The Musical Times and The Times.


George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
The trumpet shall sound from The Messiah [4 mins]

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Fantasia in C minor in five parts (BWV 562) [5 mins]

Charles Marie Widor (1844–1937)
Andante Cantabile de la quatrème Symphonie en fa mineur Op. 13 [5 mins]

Tony Hewitt-Jones (1926–1989)
Trumpet Concerto [20 mins]
Fanfare and Scherzo – Air and variations – Moto perpetuo


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Mighty Lord and King all glorious from The Christmas Oratorio [6 mins]

Petr Eben (b. 1929)
Moto ostinato for organ solo from Sunday Music (1958) [6 mins]
The Gold Window from Okna [Windows] (for trumpet and organ) [7 mins]
based on a stained-glass window of Chagall

Richard Rodgers (1902–1979)
Soliloquy from Carousel for bass and organ [7 mins]

Prologue – The Carousel Waltz from Carousel (arr. for trumpet and organ by Malcolm Rudland) [5 mins]

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San Francisco recitals 2004

Malcolm Rudland will give four organ recitals in San Francisco in January/February 2004
with air fares sponsored by Christofferson Robb & Company

Sunday 25 January 2004 at 3.30pm
on the 1971, 4 manual 89 rank Ruffatti Organ at
St. Mary¹s RC Cathedral
1111 Gough St (at Geary Blvd) Tel (415) 567 2020.
Free-will offering at the door
PROGRAMME B (see enclosed pdf file)

Sunday 1 February 2004 at 3pm
on the 1934, 4 manual 102 rank Aeolian-Skinner organ at
Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street, CA 94108 Tel (415) 749 6355.
Free admission
PROGRAMME A (see enclosed pdf file)

Friday 6 February 2004 at 8pm
on the 1989, 2 manual 26 rank Frobenius organ at
St Stephen¹s Episcopal Church
(Bay View and Golden Gate Avenues) Belvedere Tel (415) 435 4501.
$10 admission
PROGRAMME C (see enclosed pdf file), plus Warlock from Programme A)

Sunday 8 February 2004 c.6.10pm after 5.30pm Evensong
on the 1971, 2 manual 21 rank Flentrop organ at
St. Mark¹s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley Tel (510) 845 0888.
Donations requested at the door.
PROGRAMME C (see enclosed pdf file)

St Michael's Cathedral,

Schwabisch Hall,


Saturday 26 July 2003 at 10.15am to 11am.

Bach Prelude and Fugue in B minor (BWV 544) 12 mins

Elgar Sonata in G 30 mins



Adjacent to Lord's Cricket Ground at the north end of Park Road, and with accessfor the disabled
the nearest tube is St John's Wood, buses 13, 82, 113, 274 pass nearby, and parking is unrestricted on Saturdays

----------- SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER 2002 at 4pm -------------

English and Czech music
for trumpet and organ

under the patronage of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, His Excellency, Dr Pavel Seifter
Tim Hawes trumpet Malcolm Rudland organ

William Boyce (1711-1779)
Trumpet Voluntary [3 mins]
No 1 from Ten Voluntaries for the organ edited TH & MR

Arthur Pritchard (1908-1997)
Procession, Interlude and Sortie [11 mins)

Arthur Pritchard was organist of St John's Wood Churchfrom 1947 to 1980

Ian Parrott (b.1916)
Rhapsody for trumpet and organ [5 mins]
in the presence of the composer

Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904)
Prelude and Fughetta in D major [5 mins]

Vilem Tausky (b.1910)
Variations of an original theme (1930) [10 mins]
first performance in the United Kingdom

Petr Eben (b. 1929)
Okna [Windows] (for trumpet and organ) [27 mins]
based on the Blue, Green, Red and Gold stained-glass windows of Chagall

Afterwards, English Cheese kindly donated by Lightwood Farm, Worcester, Tel 01905 333468
will be served with Czech beer kindly supplied by the Czech Cultural Centre

A minimum donation of £8 is requested
Concessions/ResCard holders £5

Further details: Malcolm Rudland 020 7589 9595



Adjacent to Lord's Cricket Ground at the north end of Park Road, and with accessfor the disabled
the nearest tube is St John's Wood, buses 13, 82, 113, 274 pass nearby, and parking is unrestricted on Saturdays

---------- SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2002 at 4pm ----------

English and Hungarian music
for violin and organ

under the patronage of Lady Solti
to launch the Peter Warlock Society's appeal for Imre Varga's statue of Bela Bartók in South Kensington

Gyórgy Pauk violin Malcolm Rudland organ
with Skaila Kanga harp János Keszei and friends timpani and percussion
Howard Williams conductor

William Mathias (1934-1992)
Andante flessible from the Violin Concerto (11 mins)
dedicated to and first performed by Górgy Pauk
Mathias's Series 3 Communion Service is sung at St John's every Sunday at the 9.30am service

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Sonata for organ Op. 28 (29 mins)
first performance with harp, timpani and percussion from the orchestration by Gordon Jacob

Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
Lullaby and Piggesnie from A Warlock Suite for violin and piano arranged by David Cox

Interval for 'Elgar" Sherry (Pale Cream British Fortified Wine) kindly donated by Tesco
with Elgar Cheese kindly donated by Lightfoot Farm, Worcester, Tel 01 905 333468

Gyórgy Kurtág (b.1926)
Three pieces from Játekok VI (8 mins)
i. Versetto, Dixit Dominus ad Noe: finis iniverse carnis venit... Dobszay Lászlónak
ii. Sirens of the Deluge iii. Apocraphal Hymn

Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
Andante tranquillo from the Second Violin Concerto (1937) (10 mins)

Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995)
Love Song and Organ Finale from El Cid arranged by James Pearson (4 mins)

Afterwards, Hungarian wine kindly donated by the Hungarian Embassy
with Hungarian Salami kindly donated by Terry's Delicatessen, Tel 020 8931 3884

A minimum donation of £8 is requested
Concessions/ResCard holders £5

Donations over £10 to the Bartók appeal Gift Aid forms available
Further details: Malcolm Rudland 020 7589 9595 or

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