21 November 2009

Some of the Goodies

you'll hear at St. Paul's during December:

Advent I Midweek
Postlude: Prelude and Fugue in g minor Johann S. Bach

December 5/6
Prelude: Où S'en Vont Ces Gais Bergers Claude Balbastre
Postlude: Prelude and Fugue in G Major Nicolaus Bruhns

Advent II Midweek

Postlude: Organ Choral on
“Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland” Johan Pachelbel

December 12/13
Prelude: Tous Les Bourgeois de Châtres Claude Balbastre
Postlude: Ceremonial March Charles Vincent

Advent III Midweek
Prelude: Organ Prelude on “Vom Himmel Hoch” Johann Pachelbel
Postlude: Organ Prelude on “Vom Himmel Hoch” Johann S. Bach

December 19/20
Prelude: Quand Jesus Naquit a Noël Claude Balbastre
Postlude: Allegro Maestoso and
Fugue in C Major (Sonata II) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

December 24/25
Prelude: Rhapsody on French Noëls Eugene Gigout
Offertory: Wie Schön Leuchtet der Morgenstern Johann Ch. Rinck
Postlude: Grand Fantasia on “Joy to the World” Marc Cheban

[P.S. Yes, I do feel as though I've died and entered paradise....]


Elephantschild said...

A skilled organist at the bench is a joy forever!

Anonymous said...

I find it much more meaningful to hear a piece based upon one of the hymns that were sung (or to be sung) during the Sunday's liturgy as prelude and postlude than to hear some Fugue or the like being "banged" upon the organ console.


Sue said...

Doggone - it's just too far to drive!!

Elephantschild said...

Bach was a Lutheran and fugues were good enough for him; they're good enough for me. :)

J.G.F. said...

ok... I'm seriously breaking the ninth commandment at this point... :-)

J.G.F. said...

Maybe a little of the Tenth, too.