Magdalen College: Opening Organ Recital - Martin Baker

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Martin Baker gives the opening recital on the new Eule organ in Magdalen College Chapel. A historic occasion not to be missed!

We are very pleased to welcome the concert organist Martin Baker, former Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, to give the opening recital on the brand new Eule organ in Magdalen College Chapel, finished earlier this year.

Born in Manchester in 1967, Martin Baker studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Chetham’s School of Music and Downing College, Cambridge, then held positions at London’s Westminster and St Paul’s Cathedrals before being appointed to Westminster Abbey at the age of 24. In 2000 he returned to Westminster Cathedral as Master of Music, where for 20 years he was responsible for directing the world-renowned choir in its daily choral programme and busy schedule of concerts, tours and recordings.

Martin Baker is much sought after as an organist, playing frequent solo concerts in the UK and around the world. In addition to playing a wide repertoire he is known for his skill in improvisation, both liturgically and in concert, and was the winner of the Tournemire improvisation competition in St Albans in 1997. His first solo organ recording has just been released on the new Ad Fontes label from Buckfast Abbey, where he played the opening concert on the new Ruffatti organ in 2018. He teaches, both repertoire and improvisation, and has appeared on the juries of several international organ competitions. He recently served as President of the Royal College of Organists and is an honorary Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge.


Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827) arr. Baker, Martin (b.1967)

- Overture to Egmont [9]

Reger, Max (1873-1916)

- Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (Op. 135a no. 4) [3]

- Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (Op. 67 no.3) [3.5]

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) arr. Middelschulte, Wilhelm (1863-1943)

- Chaconne from Partita in D minor (BWV 1004) [15]

Tournemire, Charles (1870-1939) from L'Orgue Mystique Office 2: Immaculata Conceptio B. Mariæ Virginis

- Postlude [9.5]

Guillou, Jean (1930-2019)

- Saga no.6 (Icarus) [4]

Baker, Martin (b.1967)

- Improvisation [12]

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