Fall recital

Feast of St Michael & All Angels
2017.09.29 · 19.30
Redeemer Presbyterian Church


Fantasy on ‘Regina coeli’   Charles Raquet
Tiento I del 2º tono   Antonio de Cabezón
Passacaglia from ‘Urania’   J. C. F. Fischer
Intonationes septimi & octavi toni   S. A. Scherer
Tiento LIII de medio registro de 2 tiples
     de 2º tono   Francisco Correa de Araujo
Jesus Christus unser Heiland   Johann Steffens
Benedicam Dominum   Hieronymus Praetorius / Heinrich Scheidemann
A Fancy in Gamutt flat   Orlando Gibbons
Merula: Capriccio cromatico
Four Fantaisies (May 1656)   Louis Couperin
Toccata III   Georg Muffat

This program of outstanding works mostly of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – from the brilliant Racquet and Scheidemann pieces to Steffens’s strong choral-fantasia, the introspective Cabezón and Couperin, the charming Scherer, the restless Fischer and Gibbons, the rhapsodic Correa, and mercurial Merula and Muffat – will be enriched by the retuning of the magnificent Holbrook-Fisk organ to quarter-comma meantone: a rare opportunity to hear these works in the temperament they were most likely originally imagined for. I’m indebted as always to George Dupere and the Redeemer congregation for the kind invitation and for their generosity with this instrument.