Premiere performance of ‘Lament’ in St. Paul’s Church, Copenhagen, June 12, 2016

I’m giving an organ recital on Sunday, June 12th, at 10:00 (a.m.) in Saint Paul’s Church (Sankt Pauls kirke) in Copenhagen, and after-worth at 10:30 (a.m.) I’m playing at the Sunday Mass as well (celebrated by Kathrine Lilleør).

The concert programme consists of works by César Franck, Max Reger, and Olivier Messiaen, as well as the world premiere performance of the written down version of my improvisation, ‘Lament’, from the album ‘Like a Flame’. I recorded ‘Lament’ on the organ in Jørlunde church (a pipe organ of my of my own specifications and tonal design) in 2009, and included it on the album which was released the following year.

‘Like a Flame’ received some very fine reviews, including this one in MusicWeb International, and it has for a long time been my plan to write down the improvisations, but the project has been postponed several times. That is until now, where I perform the written down and edited version of the improvisation for which I have had the most requests for the sheet music – ‘Lament’ – for the first time!

2 thoughts on “Premiere performance of ‘Lament’ in St. Paul’s Church, Copenhagen, June 12, 2016”

  1. Pingback: ‘Lament’ for organ is now available as sheet music – Frederik Magle News

  2. Christine Clarke

    Dear Frederik Magle,
    I enjoyed listening to Lament on your website. I would be very interested in acquiring a copy of the music. Interesting side note. My grandmother was from Roskilde Denmark.She moved to the USA in 1929, but shared many stories of her beloved country.One day I do wish to travel there and visit with cousins whom still live in Denmark.
    Thank you for this beautiful emotionally charged organ music. I play in a small church here in Windsorville, Connecticut
    Christine Clarke

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