Organ Recital: Music of J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

(An organWORX Concert hosted by fellow Organist and friend Jenny Vincent) Programme Concerto in C major  BWV 595 The ‘Schübler’ Chorale Preludes  BWV 645-650 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme  (Wake up, a voice is calling) Wo soll lich fliehen hin   (Whither should I flee) Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten   (He … Continue reading Organ Recital: Music of J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

César Franck (1822-1890)

Prélude, Fugue et Variation -  M30, Pastorale - M31, Choral No. 3 in A minor - M40 Incomplete opus numbers for Franck’s organ works have given way to “M” designations which may lead one to think that one is negotiating the English motorway system. Well, Bach’s works have the BWV (Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis) catalogue, and Franck’s works … Continue reading César Franck (1822-1890)

Early German Masters

Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707) - Praeludium, Fuge & Ciacona in C major, Chorale Prelude “Vater unser im Himmelreich” Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) - Toccata in e minor, Chorale Prelude “Vater unser im Himmelreich”, Ricercare in C major Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667) - Canzona in F major Johannes Speth (1664-c.1720) - Toccata in D minor Welcome to the … Continue reading Early German Masters

BACH

Concerto in a minor BWV 593 [after a concerto for two violins by Antonio Vivaldi] (Allegro) – Adagio – Allegro Bach arranged a number of concerti by other composers for the organ. Why? Possibly to learn about the style. Possibly to experiment with various textures and forms for the organ. Maybe because he simply wanted … Continue reading BACH

“De Profundis”

“De Profundis” -- Music based on Psalm 130 J.S. Bach (1685-1750) -- Chorale Preludes on “Aus tiefer Noth schrei’ ich zu dir” BWV 686, 687 Herbert Howells (1892-1983) -- Psalm Prelude, Set II, No.1Ü Gustav Merkel (1827-1885) -- Sonata in e, Op.137 Psalm 130 is one of the so-called “Seven Penitential Psalms” associated with penitential … Continue reading “De Profundis”