Thursday, 28 March 2013


As I mentioned in my last post, specific requests can be made for an as yet unset minimum fee. I have received my first two already (links to You Tube).

Mascagni's Intermezzo from "Cavalleria Rusticana"

Shostakovich's Prelude Op 34, No 15 - theme to "Ever Decreasing Circles"

The Shostakovich is amusing little piece, highly chromatic and very tricky!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013


Welcome to my St Edmund's Organ Marathon 2013 blog! At Noon on Monday July 15th I shall be playing the organ and piano for twenty four hours to raise money for the church. My last Marathon in 2008 raised over £5,500.

The overall theme of the Marathon is "A Musical Alphabet" with each hour being devoted to a different letter. There will also be an evening ticketed recital and a special children's experience. Sponsorship forms will be available nearer the time and for a fee I am taking requests to perform specific pieces of music at a time of your choosing with a dedication placed in the souvenir programme.

More information will follow in due course on this page. You can follow me on Twitter or use the hashtag #hammondmarathon.You can also email me at or simply post a reply below. Technology permitting, I hope to have a webcam running on