How we celebrated Jon Lord; the music, the artists

This is the official setlist covering all the music and all the artists at Celebrating Jon Lord – Royal Albert Hall, London – April 4, 2014

Jimmy Smith playback as audience arrived
Introductory remarks by Vicky Lord
Introduction by Bob Harris

Orion Orchestra/Paul Mann (conductor)
Orchestrations by Jon Lord, except were noted

Fantasia from Sarabande
House Band/Orchestra
Nigel Hopkins/Wix Wickens (Keyboards)
Murray Gould (Guitar)
Jerry Brown (Drums)
Neil Murray (Bass)
Mario Argandona (Percussion)

Durham Awakes from Durham Concerto
Jacqueline Martens (Violin)
Matthew Barley (Cello)
Kathryn Tickell (Northumbrian Pipes)
Nigel Hopkins (Hammond Organ)

All Those Years Ago 
Steve Balsamo (vocals)
Anna Phoebe (violin)
Micky Moody (guitar)
Nigel Hopkins (piano)
Orchestration by Paul Mann

Pictured Within 
Miller Anderson (vocals)
Matthew Barley (cello)
Nigel Hopkins (Piano)

Sarabande from Sarabande
House Band/Orchestra
With Rick Wakeman (keyboards)

One From The Meadow
Margo Buchanan
Wix Wickens (piano)
Murray Gould (guitar)
World Premiere of orchestral introduction by Jon Lord
Song orchestration completed by Paul Mann

Bourree from Sarabande
House Band/Orch.

(Poem by Thomas Hardy; Music by Jon Lord)
Jeremy Irons (Speaker)
Paul Mann (Piano)


Introductory remarks by Joe Brown.

I Take What I Want/Things Get Better (The Artwoods)
Paul Weller/House Band

Silas & Jerome
I’m Gonna Stop Drinking
Phil Campbell (vocals)
Bernie Marsden (guitar)
Andy Wallace (Hammond)
Nick Fyffe (Bass)
Ian Paice (Drums)
Orchestration on “I’m Gonna Stop Drinking” by Richard Whilds

Soldier of Fortune
Steve Balsamo/Sandi Thom
Orchestration by Jon Lord

You Keep On Moving
Glenn Hughes/Bruce Dickinson
Ian Paice/Don Airey/Rick Wakeman
Orchestrations by Richard Whilds

This Time Around
Glenn Hughes
Wix Wickens (piano)
Orchestration by Richard Whilds

Deep Purple’s set (with guests where noted):
Uncommon Man
Orchestration by Paul Mann

Above and Beyond
Orchestration by Paul Mann

with Stephen Bentley-Klein, violin

When A Blind Man Cries
Orchestration by Paul Mann

Perfect Strangers
World premiere of full orchestral introduction by Jon Lord;
Song orchestration by Jon Lord & Paul Mann

Black Night

with Rick Wakeman, Bruce Dickinson, Murray Gould, et al
Orchestration by Paul Mann

With thanks to Paul Mann.

Celebrating Jon Lord exclusive T-shirts commemorating the evening are still available from The Sunflower Jam.


5 thoughts on “How we celebrated Jon Lord; the music, the artists

  1. It was a wonderful, emotional and uplifting night – thank you Jon for your music and inspiration, and thanks to everyone who put so much into providing such a great night.

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