Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Christopher Jacobson - Concert Program

Christopher Jacobson, Organ Scholar at Washington National Cathedral, gave an organ recital at St Stephen's Episcopal Church in Durham last Sunday, 16 September, as part of the Concerts at St. Stephen's Series. He gave a really nice program, which is another "Music Under the Influence" type of program, that really fit the 3-manual, 47-rank Flentrop organ very well.

  • Charles Racquet: Fantaisie
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Mein Junges Leben hat ein end
  • Nicolas de Grigny: Veni Creator:
    • En Taille à 5
    • Fugue à 5
    • Duo
    • Récit de Cromorne
    • Dialogue sur les Grands Jeux
  • Johann Pachelbel: Hexachordum Apollinis: Aria Sebaldina
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532

Mr. Jacobson spoke in between pieces, and explained them very well. I thought it was very interesting indeed to hear pieces from composers who influenced the work of Bach. It was a nice contrast to Dr. Fishell's recital from a couple of weeks ago, where she played pieces from composers who were influenced by Bach. Very enjoyable afternoon. He is a young organist, and I'm sure he will go far in his career.

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