[Jonathan Kingston Series] Musical Tutorial – “Gavot” from Thomas Arne’s Sonata No.5 in B Flat
[This is a series where we share short tutorials on a range of different pieces introduced and played by our colleague Jonathan Kingston, on our Viscount Organs. ]
In this edition of the series, we bring you this Arne Gavot – a piece written in baroque dance style. Jonathan plays this on our Envoy 350-FV taking full advantage of the scope this instrument gives, to vary the voicing for the melody repeats.
More About Jonathan Kingston’s Musical Background
Jonathan studied the organ with Professor Ian Tracey and Ian Wells of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, home to one of the largest pipe organs in the world. He was appointed Organ Scholar, and subsequently Sub-Organist to Bradford Cathedral before securing positions as Assistant Director and Director of Music at two leading independent schools. He is currently Associate Director of Music at the Ordinariate Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Piccadilly.
Jonathan’s Work With Viscount
I am pleased to have Jonathan working with us – he covers several areas from sales, demonstrations, voicing of instruments and performing. His playing features on the current promotional DVD material for Viscount, and he would be very pleased to hear from any churches or individuals requiring an engaging and lively recitalist. If you would like to connect with Jonathan directly, please feel free to follow him on Twitter (@jonkingston) or by email on email@example.com.
More About the Organ Being Played In This Tutorial
Jonathan plays this piece on our very own Envoy 350-FV. A ‘Physical Modelling’ based instrument with 50 stops in a vinyl laminate simulated wood veneer cabinet. It has a huge internal library allowing the user to create 4 totally individual voice pallets from classic English through Baroque and Romantic. It benefits from a full compliment of divisional thumb pistons and additional toe pistons. This organ also has a full 32 note pedal board. For more information have a look at its specifications here.