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An interior view of the organ in Dundee Congregational Church, where I gave a second lunchtime recital today. After the success of the prelude to Act1 of Parsifal at the last recital, I decided to play Lemare's transcription of the prelude to Act3- very different music, but it also seemed to work well on this instrument. A particularly pleasing aspect of this event was the opportunity at last to play "Pipedream" by Iain Matheson in Dundee (I think two previous scheduled performances were cancelled,although I have played it in Aberdeen)- and in the presence of the composer. Iain has written a number of organ pieces over the past 15 years or so, and most of these have been performed by Kevin Bowyer; indeed, it was at some of Kevin's recitals of contemporary music ( and Sorabji ) at Glasgow University that I first met him.The next outing for "Pipedream" will be on the 6th of August in St Andrew's and St George's West Church in George Street, Edinburgh, as part of the Fesival Fringe, in a programme which will also include "Tierkreis" by Stockhausen. It was also encouraging to see an audience more than twice the size of that at the first recital; hopefully Dundee Congregational Church will run another series of concerts next summer.