“Cymbals and Dances”
5.30pm, Tuesday 16 May 2023
St Pancras Parish Church, NW1 2BA
Dancers from London Contemporary Dance School
Martyn Noble Organ
- Postlude alla FantasiaSimon Hancock
- AlleluyasSimon Preston
- ToccataGeorge Haynes
- SortieDaniele Croce
- First FlightCecilia McDowall
- New Movements on the Third ModeMartyn Noble
- Orb and SceptreWilliam Walton
- Prelude in B Flat MinorJenni Pinnock
- Songfrom Fiesta!Iain Farrington
- EGATOP (“Hommage à Errol Garner, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson”)Zsolt Gárdonyi
- Albardafrom “Flores del Desierto” – Tangos for OrganPamela Decker
Call for Scores submissionUK premiereLondon premiere
An innovative collaborative event that takes a journey into the world of music and movement, adding a fascinating new dimension to the traditional organ recital. Dance groups from London Contemporary Dance School are joined by organist Martyn Noble in this presentation of new dance works accompanied by organ music submitted to the Festival’s “Call for Scores” project.
Martyn Noble is currently Sub-Organist of His Majesty’s Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, Musician-in-Residence and Teacher of Piano at Highgate School, and Teacher of Organ and Piano Accompanist at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. He has given recitals in Buckingham, Hampton Court and St James’s Palaces, Westminster Abbey, Canterbury, St Paul’s, and both of Liverpool’s Cathedrals. In February 2020, he took part in recording choral works of Pelham Humphrey with H.M. Chapel Royal Choir for Delphian Records and also had his debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, where he performed Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir.
As a piano accompanist Martyn has accompanied for professors and students at the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music, for Leeds Lieder Festival, and the British Isles music festival at Charterhouse School. In 2018 he was also fortunate enough to play for the UK tour of Miss Saigon in Bradford, Plymouth, and Norwich. This summer he is due to be a répétiteur and Vocal Coach for Sherborne’s Summer School of Music - his third appearance at the summer school.
In 2015, Martyn graduated with a first class Bachelor of Music degree from the Royal College of Music. He has appeared live on BBC Radios 3 and 4 and has recorded for Novello, Boosey & Hawkes, and for choral CDs with Priory and Signum Records. He also plays annually for Classic FM’s broadcast of “Carols from Buckingham Palace” which airs immediately after His Majesty The King’s speech on Christmas Day.
Martyn has composed several choral works and is currently published by Chichester Music Press. His pieces have been premiered at Exeter University, the Royal College of Music, Hooglandse Kerk in Leiden, and as part of The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.