Laurence Caldecote, organ
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About the Event
Fanfare - John Cook (1918-84)
Aria and Variations - Anton Estendorffer (1670-1711)
Organ Concerto, Op. 5, No. 4 (HWV 293) - George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Larghetto - Allegro - Alla Siciliana - Presto
Prelude in E flat - William Harris (1883-1973)
Trumpet Tune in F - Laurence Caldecote (1983-)
An Interlude from Hovingham Sketches - Harold Darke (1888-1976)
Angelus and Trio from Four Pieces for Organ - Norman Cocker (1889-1953)
Toccata pour Grand Orgue - Gaston Bélier (1863-1938)
Laurence Caldecote was born and educated in the Home Counties, and started piano lessons age 4, cello lessons age 9, and organ lessons age 11. He held his first organist post the following year. Laurence first studied composition with Chris Hazell while taking A’ levels, and went on to study with Robert Ramskill at Coventry University from where he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Music Composition and Professional Practice. While at university, he was Organ Scholar at St. Nicolas’ Nuneaton, and stayed on to serve as Associate Organist.
Laurence is the Assistant Organist at All Saints’, Northampton, and is an experienced accompanist, specialising in choral accompaniment and work with solo vocalists. He studies the organ with Richard Brasier in Upminster. He is an active recitalist, and has played venues in the UK, Norway and the USA. As a teacher, Laurence specialises in improvisation. He is also an accomplished pianist as well as an active and published composer; his choral music is published by Chichester Music Press, with some psalm chants published in a new volume entitled ‘Cantica Novum 2’. His organ compositions are available to buy and download from sheetmusicplus.com.
Laurence is a member of the Royal School of Church Music’s committee in the Northampton and Peterborough area. In his free time, Laurence enjoys swimming, walks in the countryside, photography and reading about the political and architectural history of Britain, especially churches and public buildings. A member of the National Trust, Laurence enjoys visiting the properties and the surrounding areas.