Performing

Over the years I have kept a random selection of programme notes and informally made recordings of performances in which I am either playing or directing. Here are some.

Keyboards: Andrew Pink's practice organ.
Keyboards: Andrew Pink’s practice organ.

Andrew Pink performs (2017) a set of nine renaissance-era dances edited for keyboard by Hans Haselböck (b.1926). The organ used here is tuned to a period-appropriate quarter-comma meantime (pure thirds) temperament, at a pitch of A-427. Ein guter neuer Dantz: Renaissance dance music: 1577-1629: click the link to listen.

 

 

Ralph Vaughan Williams (172-1956), 1919, by William Rothenstein (1872–1945). Wikimedia Commons
Ralph Vaughan Williams (172-1956)

A programme of choral and orchestral music including ‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams and extracts from ‘Messiah’ by George Frederick Handel. A performance by the UCL Singers, UCL Chamber Music Club Orchestra and soloists, conducted by Andrew Pink. Tuesday 15 December 2009. North Cloister, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1.

Programme Notes (UCL Discovery)

 

Gustav Holst (1874–1934)
Gustav Holst (1874–1934)

A programme of choral and orchestral music by Roger Beeson (b.1945), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704), Gustav Holst (1874-1934), Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709) given by the UCL Singers and the  UCL Chamber Music Club Orchestra conducted by Andrew Pink on 9 December 2008 in the North Cloister, UCL main campus, London WC1.

Programme Notes (UCL Discovery)

 

William Byrd (d. 1623)
William Byrd (d.1623)

A concert performance of Messe Basse by Gabriel Fauré and settings of Ave verum corpus by William Byrd, Edward Elgar, Gabriel Fauré, Wolfgang Mozart, Camille Saint-Saëns  given by the UCL Singers conducted by Andrew Pink on 25 March 2005 in Christ the King church, Gordon Square, London, WC1.

Programme Notes (UCL Discovery)

Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)

A concert performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem given by the UCL Central Divisions Staff Choir conducted by Andrew Pink on 24 March 2004 in Christ the King church, Gordon Square, London WC1.

Programme notes (UCL Discovery)

 


Image of Andrew Pink at St Paul's Haringey
Andrew Pink at St Paul’s Haringey

Andrew Pink playing the Prelude in G minor (BWV 535) by J. S. Bach (1675-1750); a recording made in May 2000 on the Richard Bower organ (1993) at St Paul’s Church, Harringay, north London.
Recording 2000©Andrew Pink. All rights reserved.

 

Photograph of Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)

A concert performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, conducted by Andrew Pink, performed on 21 March 1992 by the 17-voice St Pancras Singers at St John’s Wood Church, London NW8. Note: In this performance we set ourselves the task of observing Fauré’s extreme dynamic markings to the letter.
Recording 1992©Andrew Pink and the performers. All rights reserved.

 

Image of a page from the score of the Chichester Psalms
Chichester Psalms

A concert performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms (1965) conducted by Andrew Pink, performed on 21 March 1992 by the 17-voice St Pancras Singers at St John’s Wood Church, London NW8.
Recording 1992©Andrew Pink and the performers. All rights reserved.

 

Image of Ross Edwards (1943-)
Ross Edwards (b.1943)

A concert performance of Ross Edwards’s Flower Songs (1986-7) for 16-part choir, keyboard, and percussion, conducted by Andrew Pink, performed on 21 March 1992 by the 17-voice St Pancras Singers at St John’s Wood Church, London NW8. Note: In this performance we chose to use just one percussionist … another time we’d use two!
Recording 1992©Andrew Pink and the performers. All rights reserved.

The composer writes: Flower Songs is a choral maninya (dance/chant). Its text consists of the scientific names (in Latin and ancient Greek) of a selection of central eastern Australian wild flowers, and is characterised by modified repetition of rhythmic patterns centered on drones – a sort of hypnotic incantation.

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J.S. Bach ‘Canon perpetuus super Thema Regium’ from Regis Jussu Cantio Et Reliqua Canonica Arte Resoluta [“The Musical Offering” BWV 1079]