Sunday, October 30 - 2016

5:00 pm Taking Counsel: Inspiration from great masters

Much like the plays of William Shakespeare, the music of Bach represents a summit of human achievement. Throughout his life the organ was the instrument that proved an indispensable musical companion. From his earliest years to his deathbed, there was hardly a time in Bach's life when he was not obliged to play the organ and compose for it. Because of this, the organ works form a centerpiece of his creative evolution and existence. Bach's organ works continue to surprise and astonish three hundred years later. They are the organist's supreme challenge. They are the listener's supreme delight. They are the perfect marriage of humble purpose and high genius. In this series, each performance highlights musical and personal themes throughout Bach's life. This thematic arrangement takes listeners on an intimate journey through these pieces.

*** Parking is available on a first-come basis in the Bryan Center Parking Garage at a rate of $2/hour. Vehicles with ADA permits may park in front of the Chapel. ***


Praeludium and Fugue in A minor, BWV 551

Fugue in C minor, BWV 575

Chorale Fantasia: Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 735 (I shall bid you farewell)
Chorale Fantasia: Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 736

Erbarm’ dich mein, O Herre Gott, BWV 721 (Have mercy on me, Oh God)

Little Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 557
Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 550

Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 720 (A mighty fortress is our God)

Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 549
Little Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major, BWV 560

Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 700 (From heaven above to earth I come)
Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 701
Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 738

Praeludium and Fugue in E major, BWV 566

 

Location: Duke Chapel
Speaker: 
Christopher Jacobson

Format: 2017