No Orchestra? No Problem

No Orchestra? No Problem
01 Apr 2019
Victoria Concert Hall

The versatility and extensive range of the pipe organ make it a unique instrument to substitute a full orchestra, bringing a myriad of musical textures and colours under the control of two hands and two feet. Organist Martin Setchell, well-known as both transcriber and performer, will introduce and play transcriptions (mostly his own) of favourite music from the 18th and 20th centuries, perfect for the VCH Klais organ – from the ornate vigour of the Baroque, to the effusive, genteel dances of popular vein, culminating in the relentless oriental verve of the famous Sabre Dance.



  1. Martin Setchell, organ



  1. HANDEL (arr. Martin Setchell)
    Overture to An Occasional Oratorio
  2. Arr. J.G. WALTHER
    Concerto del Signor Giuseppe Meck
  3. J.S. BACH (arr. Martin Setchell)
    - Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 29, Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir
    - Largo from Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
    - Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 192
  4. Warlock
    Two dances from Capriol Suite
    - Basse-Danse
    - Pieds-en-l’air
  5. Walton (arr. Robert Gower)
    Popular Song from Façade
  6. Khachaturian (arr. Martin Setchell)
    Sabre Dance from Gayane

VCH Tour: 

  1. Registration - 1pm
  2. Tour: 1.30pm

Autograph Session with Martin Setchell

Admission Advice:

  1. Admission is free.
  2. No admission for infants-in-arms and children below 6 years of age.
  3. Latecomers may expect to be admitted after Overture to An Occasional Oratorio (10') or Concerto del Signor Giuseppe Meck (10'). Subject to change at the discretion of the performers.