Andy Lang is the Director of the Office and Arts and Sciences Information Services ( OASIS) at UNC Chapel Hill, and also an organist. Here is what he played:
Dietrich Buxtehude: Præludium in C, BuxWV 136
J. S. Bach: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 662
Larry Visser: Two Chorale Preludes on Lobe den Herren
- Ornamented chorale
- In Organo pleno
- Plein Jeu
- Tierce en taille
- Basse de trompette
I'd never heard of Mr Lang, I'll admit. He said he usually goes to St Philip's Episcopal Church in Durham, so I figured the connection was through a mutual friend of ours, Eddie A., who is the Organist/Choirmaster there. But he did a wonderful job, and I particularly liked the Visser, as well as the Guilain. I thought his tempo on the Bach Leipzig chorale was a little slow, but then again, the friends I've heard play this (well, really as they were learning it) were taking it at a slightly faster tempo.
It's funny, when I saw Visser's name, I immediately thought of a quote I had placed on my Facebook page that goes like this:
Ed: "How many organists are there?"
Visser: "About half of them, Ed; the rest are note machines."
And that was something I got off one of the organ-centred listservs I subscribe to.
Well. I certainly hope to run into Mr Lang at other organ-related events in the area.