Sunday’s Worship Music
July 21, 2019
Voluntary in D – John Alcock
Trumpet Voluntary – John Travers
THIS MORNING’S ORGAN MUSIC hails from Eighteenth Century England. John Alcock (1715-1805) began his musical career as a chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. After holding appointments as organist in Plymouth and Reading, he became organist of Lichfield Cathedral. His compositions include both secular and sacred vocal works, organ music and harpsichord pieces. After being organist successively at St. Paul’s Church Covent Garden in London, and Fulham Parish Church, John Travers (1703-1758) was appointed to the Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace in London in 1737. In addition to organ music, he composed anthems and other vocal music. Both of this morning’s musical offerings are for keyboard alone, as organ pedals were virtually unknown in England at this time.
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