Southwell Minster

After our (May 5) morning visit to the Workhouse, Minh and I headed over to Southwell Minster to check it out. I had heard through the grapevine that the cathedral was a sight to see, so it made sense to go see it while we were in the area. No pictures of the inside, since that wasn’t allowed, but some nice pictures of the outside.

Luckily for us, the day that we decided to visit the cathedral, they were having a free (donations welcome) organ recital with Richard Hills. I don’t know much about organs, but apparently he’s pretty well known in the organ recital world, having been named 2010 Organist of the Year by the American Theatre Organ Society. No pictures of the performance, but he played the following arrangments:

  • March ‘Dignity and Impudence’  – Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)
  • Ace of Hearts from The ‘Four Aces’ Suite – Billy Mayerl (1902-1959)
  • ‘Mikado Memories’ (a Selection) – Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
  • Babbling / Parade of the Sunbeams – Quentin Maclean (1896-1962)
  • Arabesque from 24 Pièces en style libre – Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
  • Coppelia (a Selection) – Léo Delibes (1836-1891)
  • Bonus song by Fats Waller, but I can’t remember what it was called.

Minh fell asleep during the performance, but at least he wasn’t snoring and he got a good nap out of it.

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