Sunday, May 2, 2010

Jacob Reed, organ

Jacob Reed, organist, is a ninth-grade student at East Chapel Hill High School and studies organ with Dr. Van Quinn, organist/choirmaster at Chapel of the Cross.

He gave a wonderful organ recital earlier this afternoon. It's hard to believe he's only been studying the organ since July 2009. Look at how far he's come. He's a musical genius, as far as I'm concerned. I'm sure he'll go far if he chooses to make the organ his career.

Here is his program.

Prelude and Fugue in e minor (BWV 533)—J. S. Bach (1685–1750)

Trois Pièces pour Grand Orgue (1881): II. Cantabile, M. 36—C. Franck (1822–1890)

Orgelbüchlein, BWV 599–644—Bach
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (BWV 642)
Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (BWV 639)

Partite diverse sopra il chorale «O Gott, du frommer Gott» (BWV 767)—Bach
Partita Nº I, II, IV, VII, VIII, IX

Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist (BuxWV 208)—D. Buxtehude (ca. 1637–1707)

Libre d'Orgue (1710?): Suite du Premier Ton: V: Basse et Dessus de Trompette—L.-N. Clérambault (1676–1749)

Organ Sonata Nº 2 in C, Op. 65, Nº 2—F. Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
I. Grave
II. Adagio
III. Allegro maestoso e vivace
IV. Fuge: Allegro moderato

Le Banquet Céleste (First Version, 1928)—O. Messiaen (1908–1992)

Suite Gothique, Op. 25: IV: Toccata—L. Boëllmann (1862–1897)

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