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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1646 Van Hagerbeer-1725 Schnitger/Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, The Netherlands][decorative stamp]
1646 Van Hagerbeer–1725 Schnitger at Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, The Netherlands

[1738 Müller/Bavokerk, Haarlem, The Netherlands][decorative stamp]
1738 Müller at Bavokerk, Haarlem, The Netherlands

[2007 Ahrend/St. Otto Church, Herzogenaurach, Germany][decorative stamp]
2007 Ahrend at St. Otto Church, Herzogenaurach, Germany

[1978 Kleucker/Notre-Dame des Neiges, L’Alpe d’Huez, France][decorative stamp]
1978 Kleucker at Notre–Dame des Neiges, L’Alpe d’Huez, France

[1750 Gabler/Weingarten Abbey, Germany][decorative stamp]
1750 Gabler at Weingarten Abbey, Germany

Spring's Bach

…in celebration of the Vernal Equinox and a special birthday, we delight again in more of the ever resilient music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

BACHPrelude & Fugue in C, BWV 547Pieter van Dijk (1646 Van Hagerbeer-1725 Schnitger/Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, The Netherlands) Fugue State Films 008

BACH (arr. De Jong):  Variations on Was Gott tut,das ist wohlgetan (arrangements of movements from Bach Cantatas 75 and 100)Euwe and Sybolt de Jong (1738 Müller/Bavokerk, Haarlem, The Netherlands*) WestraMedia 6

BACHHerr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655 –Martin Neu (2007 Ahrend/St. Otto Church, Herzogenaurach, Germany) Audite 92.547

BACHTrio Sonata No. 3 in d, BWV 527Jean Guillou (1978 Kleucker/Notre-Dame des Neiges, L’Alpe d’Huez, France) Augure 1301

BACHWacht auf, ruft uns die Stimme!, BWV 645BACHRicercare in 6 Parts, fr Musical OfferingAndré Isoir (1750 Gabler/Weingarten Abbey, Germany) LaDolceVolta 153.7

Hour 2

BACH (attrib.):  Prelude & Fugue in F, BWV 556Cristina Garcia Banegas (1969 Schuke/St. Paul’s Church, Darmstadt, Germany) Con Gioia 10-11-500

BACH (ed. W. T. Best):  Prelude & Fugue in e, BWV 533Carsten Wiebusch (2010 Klais/Christuskirche, Karlsruhe, Germany) Audite 92.663

BACHContrapunctus No. 12, fr Art of Fugue, BWV 1080Elizabeth Sombart, piano; Jean-Christophe Geiser (2003 Fisk/Cathedral of Lausanne, Switzerland) IFO 07001

BACHKomm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV 667Renée Anne Louprette (1976 Metzler/TrinityCollege, Cambridge, England) Acis 58180

BACHFlute Sonata in A, BWV 1032Lena Weman, flute; Hans-Ola Ericsson, Henk Klop trunk organ) Euridice 70

BACHToccata, Adagio & Fugue in C, BWV 564Johannes Lang (1737 Treutmann/Grauf Cloister, Goslar, Germany) Genuin 14324

BILLY NALLETrio in the Style of Bach (Alles was du bist)William Kuhlman (1978 Sipe/Luther College, Decorah, IA) Luther College 2005

BACHChorale-fantasy, Gelobet sei der Herr, BWV 129 –Michel Morisset, trumpet; Marie-Andrée Morisset-Balier (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen, Rouen, France) ASO 2001


You can watch several of today’s performers in these YouTube video extras:
            Pieter van Dijk plays a Schübler Chorale on the Alkmaar Schnitger organ
            André Isoir fully realizes Bach’s Wachet auf! at Weingarten Abbey
            Jean Guillou expands on a Handel Hornpipe on the ‘hand-organ’ at Alpe d’Huez
            Cristina Garcia Banegas plays Bach in Buenos Aires
            Carsten Wiebusch explore Bach through the edition of 19th century Englishman W. T. Best
            Hans-Ola Ericsson plays some Orgelbüchlein chorale-preludes on a new ‘Bach organ’ in Cegléd, Hungary
            Jean-Christophe Geiser discusses (in French) the Fisk organ at Lausanne Cathedral
            Renée Ann Louprette plays Bach at Our Lady of Refuge in Brooklyn


In addition, video producer Will Fraser introduces his excellent Fugue State Films DVD, Alkmaar: the organs of the Laurenskerk

*And, newly published volume, The Haarlem Essays celebrates fifty years of Haarlem International Organ Festivals, 480 pages hard-bound, with 150 illustrations and examples and a CD of seven exemplary prize-winning improvisations featuring the Müller organ.


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