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Pinner Parish Church
Church Lane



Claude DebussySyrinx
Edward ElgarEcce sacerdos magnus
Paul BurnellMathematician Suite ('Pascal's carriage')
Martin BusseyA Brother Abroad (World premiere)
~ Interval ~
Olivier MessiaenInterstellar Call
Russell PascoeHymn to St John the Baptist (PMF commission)
Johann Sebastian BachFreue dich, erlöste Schar, BWV 30


Martin Bussey – Director
Marcus Farnsworth – baritone
Emma Halnan – flute
George Strivens – French horn
Chris Brannick – Percussion
David Gould – Director
Rachel Ambrose Evans – Soprano
Hannah Cooke – Alto
Julian Stocker – Tenor

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Programme Note

The final concert of Pinner Music Festival 2021 marks the 700th Anniversary of the Dedication of St John’s Church, Pinner. Two main works are featured: the first is our main commissioned composition, the cantata A Brother Abroad, by Pinner-born Martin Bussey, which tells the story of Peter of Bologna, Bishop of Corbavia, the Franciscan Suffragan Bishop who dedicated St John’s Chapel, Pynnore in 1321, his life and times and his faith, through his own reflections as he travels from Greyfriars to Pynnore for the Dedication. The other main work is JS Bach’s wonderful Cantata #30, written for St John the Baptist’s Day, and performed by a vocal quartet with small ensemble.

Marcus Farnsworth

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