New Jon Lord piece was ‘real treat’ at Nuthurst

July 6, 2009

St Andrew's Church, NuthurstJon Lord’s world premiere of ‘To Know Such Things’ was ‘a real treat’, reports David Crook.

He was there, when Jon Lord performed this new 20-minute piece on piano with Bruce Martin on flute and a 17-piece string orchestra at St Andrew’s Church, Nuthurst on July 5 as part of the Shipley Festival.

‘This wonderfully moving suite of six pieces was dedicated to Jon’s friend, the late Sir John Mortimer and performed in the presence of Sir John’s widow and daughter. Bruce Martin was the flautist, dealing admirably with a very challenging composition’, writes David Crook.

Bruce Martin is also scheduled to perform at Jon Lord’s concert at Lichfield Cathedral on July 17.

Photo by Peter Chapman.



  1. Yes what a wonderful day in Nuthurst. It started with me getting to talk to Mr Lord, twice, what a gentleman! And ended with a masterful piece of music, so beautiful. Bruce Martin really is a master on the flute. I flew over from Sweden for just this consert and it was worth every pound. An evening to remember with a musical genious. Just wonderful. I just hope that this will make it to a record soon.
    The Maestro Jon Lord.
    Bo Olsson, Sweden.

  2. Is there any chance of hearing the new piece on the record soon?

    Kate, Ukraine

  3. Jon

    We await your two recent world premieres pieces with great anticipation:

    ‘To Know Such Things’ with (hopefully) Bruce Martin


    “Quartrait’ performed by Samantha, cellist of Strings Attract, who has also recorded with Sam Brown.

    Is it possible you can release the video+sound of your 2007 premiere of ‘From Darkness To Light’ (and the first half of that concert in the Nidarosdomen at Trondheim). I flew from New Zealand to be at this premiere – a magic time in an incredible location.

    And we eargerly await “For Example” and “Air on the Blue String” – my son requests the music for the latter ASAP!

    Kindest regards


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