Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Susan Moeser, organ


Yes, I am quite behind in my posts yet again. Why is that not a surprise??

On Tuesday, October 20, Susan Moeser had given a Faculty Recital at Chapel of the Cross. She played a wonderful program! It's always a joy to hear her play. She performed pieces by Buxtehude, Sweelinck, Bach, Franck, Bolcom, and Hampton. She successfully conveyed the humour of Bolcom's work and the imagery that Hampton may have intended when he wrote his Five Dances for Organ.

Here is her program.

Praeludium in f-sharp minor, BuxWV 146
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637–1707)

Variations on Unter der Linden grüne
Jan Pieter Sweelinck (1562–1621)

Concerto after Vivaldi in d minor, BWV 596
Allegro: Fuga
Largo e spiccato
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Grand pièce symphonique in f-sharp minor, Op. 17
César Franck (1822–1890)

Sweet Hour of Prayer from Gospel Preludes, 1984
William Bolcom (b. 1938)

Five Dances for Organ
I. The Primitives
II. At the Ballet
V. Everyone Dance
Calvin Hampton (1938–1984)

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