Our Eastertide concert ‘Behold the Lamb’ takes its inspiration from the ancient and enduring sacred text ‘Agnus Dei’, and its musical interpretation by various composers throughout the ages. The programme begins and ends with two different arrangements of the Easter Sequence, ‘Victimae paschali laudes’ (‘Praise the Paschal victim’). The first is the original Gregorian chant … Continue reading A bit about our Spring concert
(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)
From the director: The title of our upcoming concert really says it all – ‘Wait for the Blessed Hope'. Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas, is the quintessential time of waiting and hoping. When I was a child, even though pre-Christmas shopping took place, it was not as frenetic and all-consuming as it … Continue reading About our upcoming concert
Music based on the Lord’s Prayer J.S. Bach (1685-1750) -- Chorale Preludes on “Vater unser im Himmelreich” BWV 636, 737, 682, 683 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) -- Sonata in d, Op. 65, No.6 The organ works of Bach can be broadly divided into two groups. First, there is a large assortment of pieces of all kinds … Continue reading “Our Father”
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
The “Schübler” Chorale Preludes BWV 645-650 Wachet auf! Ruft uns die Stimme (Wake! The watchman calls) Wo soll ich fliehen hin (Whither should I flee?) Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (If thou but suffer God to guide thee) Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (My soul doth magnify the Lord) Ach bleib bei uns, … Continue reading J.S. BACH (1685-1750)
Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729) -- Kleines harmonisches Labyrinth (Little Harmonic Labyrinth) (formerly attributed to J.S. Bach, BWV 591) Robert Schumann (1810-1856) -- Sechs Fugen über den Namen: Bach (Six Fugues on the Name: Bach) Op.60, No.1 Langsam , No.5 Lebhaft J.S. Bach (1685-1750) -- Sinfonia in f minor BWV 795 , Die Kunst der Fuge … Continue reading B.A.C.H.