Georg Philipp Telemann (24 March 1681 – 25 June 1767) first studied law at Leipzig but turned to a musical career, eventually taking an important church music position in Hamburg. Regarded by his contemporaries as the greatest German composer of his era, he was also one of the most prolific, and wrote in all genres, from opera to oratorio to concerto to fantasia. His solo keyboard output is rarely heard today, however, hence today’s anniversary survey of his music for harpsichord, clavichord and organ.


2.00 pm Francis Knights (organ), Chapel

10 Chorale Preludes
Fantasia in g (Set 2)
Fugues 2-3 (XX Fuge)

2.30 pm  Dan Tidhar (harpsichord), Chapel

Overture No.2 in A
Fuga Quinta in e (Leichte Fugen)
Overture in G

3.00 pm  Break

3.30 pm  Adrian Lenthall (clavichord), Old Library

Overture No.1 in g
Fantasia No.8 in A (Set 2)
Vater Unser in Himmelreich
Fantasia No.5 in g (Set 2)
Fugues legeres No.6 in F

4.00 pm Dan Tidhar and Francis Knights (harpsichords), Chapel

Fantasia in D
Trio Sonata in e
5 Fugues (XX Fuge)
Concerto in G