Bach for Breakfast 4 - Bach Did It
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018, 10:00am
First Congregational Church, Camden
CHRISTOPHER HOULIHAN, organ
The organ is an instrument especially well-suited for the performance of transcriptions, an art which reached its apex in the early 20th century when solo-organ performances of symphonic orchestral works became de rigueur. Bach embraced this practice in his own way: at least five of the six Schübler Chorales are transcriptions of movements from his own Cantatas. He also arranged instrumental works of Vivaldi and Johann Ernst for solo organ performance. Even so, the question remains: with so much music written specifically for the organ, why perform a transcription?
"Houlihan is the next big organ talent." Los Angeles Times
Works performed in Part 4
Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 648
Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649
Italian Concerto, BWV 971, (arr. Houlihan)
Zoot coffee and muffins are available before the concert.
all programs and artists may be subject to change
Tickets: $30 Adult, $10 Under age 25
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