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Gerard Gillen is titular organist emeritus of Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral and professor emeritus of music at Maynooth University. He has given over 1,000 recitals in a career that has taken him to four continents, acting as a member of a number of international competition juries, and performing at many of the world’s most prestigious recital venues. Professor Gillen was founder-chairman of the Dublin International Organ & Choral Festival (now Pipeworks) of which he was artistic director from 1980 to 1986 and again from 1990 to 2000. He has been honoured by the Vatican and by the governments of France, Belgium and Austria. Other honours include the John Betts Visiting Fellowship at Oxford (1992) and the award of a doctorate honoris causa by the Pontifical University of Maynooth, and an honorary fellowship by the RIAM. Engagements abroad this year take him to the UK, Belgium, Germany and Poland.

J.S. Bach (1685 -1750)

Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544

Adolph Friedrich Hesse (1809-1863)

Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, op.37/4

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

(a) Andante in D with variations (1844)        

(b) Fugue in C (1839)

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

from Four Sketches, op.58

- No.1 in C minor, Nicht schnell und sehr markirt

- No.2 in C major, Nicht schnell und sehr markirt

- No.3 in F minor, Lebhaft

- No.4 in D flat major, Allegretto

Robert Schumann

Fugue No. 1 on BACH                                                         

Ference Liszt (1811-1886)

Prelude and Fugue on BACH