John Henderson, probably Swindon's only full-time musicologist, acts as Honorary Librarian and Archivist to the Royal School of Church Music, a post he has held since 1995, and he serves as organist and choirmaster of Wroughton Parish Church.
He was trained at Magdalen College School, Oxford and is a medical graduate of St. John's College in Cambridge. He was formerly the senior partner of the NHS General Practice in Fairford, Gloucestershire. He retired from medicine in 1992 and lives in Old Town, Swindon. He describes himself as a 'train-spotter cum hoarder' of organ music and his personal library of 60,000 pieces of organ music supplies source material to many performers and recording companies world-wide.
John was awarded the ARSCM (Associate of the Royal School of Church Music) in 1996 and named as an FRSCM (Fellow of the RSCM) in 2016.
He is the author/co-author of several books, his most famous being "The Dictionary of Organ Composers".
"Lament" is dated "Swindon 22nd October 2015). It is a moving sketch, full of color and intensity. Notes thanks to member Agnus_Dei.
Agnus_Dei's performance here;
I would think John had an English organ in mind for this but I wondered what would happen if say someone had asked the organist at Riddagshausen to play this Lament for a special occassion. We can't always confine music to the most suitable organ for the period or style and besides this is one of my favourite organs.
The main solo stop is the Rückpositiv Quintadena 8'.