Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Ian Hall recital
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 Material Information
Title: Ian Hall recital
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Creator: McDavid, Reggie
Publisher: Sunday Graphic
Publication Date: 9/3/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199916
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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The lan Hall recital

SGUYANESE have a repu-
tation for iunpunctuality. It
was most unfortunate that,
after 2P years in England,
Mr. Hall should-arrive some
15 mintites late for hts own
Recita .
The first tem on the pro-
grammeu was Bach's "Alla
Breve". which Mr. Hall de-
cided :to omit. for some rea-
on Qr q'4lher. He .commenced
with Item 8 on the pro-
gramme "A Flourush for
the, Fes.val" -, a tribute to
CARIFESTA ,by himself.
This was loud, vigorous and
over. .before we. knew what
it was alll-about Then came
two Chorale .Preludes
"Vater unses in HIMMEL-
REICH"' (The;Iord's Prayer)
"Heut" triumph*'ret GOTTES
SOHN" (Today God's only -
gotten -Son .arose from death-
and triumph won) ana the
Prelude and Fugue in E.
Minor ((known .as "The
Oaahedtal Fugue") by J. S.
The first Chorale Preilude
was quite moving but the
Second the ASCENSION
Chorale .- lost its Magesty
in the final three bars which
are s.eeidically m a r k ed
"MARCATO". .They were
rather rushed! The Prelude
was too fast. to be effective
and the fugue lacked the pre-
cishon and attention to de-
tail. which is due to Bach.
One gained the impression
that these pieces had not been
played for some time. .

pleasirk registration. The
first and. second movements
of Mendelssohn's Second
Sonata "Grave" and
"Adavi.o" were delightful.
but thi third movement, Al- .
legro maestoso a vivace." suf-
fered, as thematic accuracy
Was sacrificed to speed. The
fugue was nicely played, wih -
as -good a climax as the or-
gan could manage. The Dia-
pasom movement by William
Walood item 6 is of
moderate difficulty, and was
very pleasing. John Ireland's
"Alla Marcia", loud and
bright, followed by a repeti-
tion of the "Flourish", brought
the Rl :tal to a close.
Mr. Hall perhaps did more Organist IAN: ALL
talking than playing. Unfor-
tunately most- of what he (Guyana Graphic.--Wednes-
said culd not be clearly day, Aug. 30th), and because
heard.. On the whole, a of the occasion, a Recit~ of a
pleasaT4 three-quarters of an higher. standard and of ICn :
hour was spent. Although. duration magnthavie been ex-
frofim .r. Hall's "write-up" pected.

In "Due Fantaisies". by
Tomas da Santa Maria, Mr.
Hall was perhaps at his best
- Sim-le intertwining melo-
dies, artistically played, with

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