I've been Director of Music here at St. Mary's for just over a year and am really enjoying the work. I've been playing the organ and working with choirs since I was 10. I love the Pendle area for walking and cycling.

Author Archives: David Thornton

Organ Recital by David Thornton. Tuesday 3rd July 1.00pm

‘Come on England’ – a topical celebration of English music Tuba Tune                                                                Norman Cocker (1889 – 1953) Dido’s lament, from Dido and Aeneas                          Henry Purcell (1659 -1695) Here the deities approve, from Welcome to all pleasures  Voluntary in G                                                           William Walond (1719 – 1768) Air and Gavotte                                                        Samuel Wesley (1766 – 1837) Allegro maestoso, from Sonata in…

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Organ Recital by David Thornton. Tuesday 5th June 1.00pm

‘Wedding Fare’ – to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (not including ‘Here comes the bride’) Hornpipe, from ‘The Water Music’                                                   G. F. Handel Air, from ‘The Water Music’                                                            (1685—1759) Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, from ‘Solomon’   Canon in D                                                                                Johann Pachelbel (1653—1706)   Humoresque (Toccatina for Flute)                                                       Pietro Yon…

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Organ Recital by David Thornton. Tuesday 1st May 1.00 pm

Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565                                             J. S. Bach Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust BWV 170                               (1685—1750)   Chorale No.1 in E                                                                            César Franck (1822—1890)   Berceuse, from 24 Pièces en Style Libre                                           Louis Vierne Carillon de Westminster, from 24 Pièces de Fantaisie                     (1870 – 1937)    …

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Organ Recital by David Thornton. Tuesday 3rd April 1.00 pm

An Easter Alleluya                                                                             Gordon Slater (1896 – 1979)   O mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross BWV 622                               J. S. Bach Fantasia super ‘Valet will ich dir geben’ BWV 735                     (1685 – 1750)   Pavane Op.50                                                                                     Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924)   Toccata                                                                                         Théodore Dubois (1837 – 1924)  …

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