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Organ Series Season Concludes with Bach, Jongen, and Vierne
April 29, 2013 -- An exquisite musical prayer, seldom heard, will be framed by two popular masterpieces of Bach and Vierne for the May 7 concert of the Paul Manz Organ Series. Artistic Director Thomas Wikman will perform, closing the series’ 2012-13 season.
Bach's massive E-flat Major Prelude and Fugue were written as bookends to a much larger work: the Klavier-Übung dritter Teil or Keyboard Practice Part III. For the past two centuries, however, these two pieces have been paired as a typical prelude/fugue set. The prelude alternates the swinging rhythm of a French overture with fugal episodes typical of Bach.
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The Paul Manz Organ Series is hosting its first fundraising campaign in order to keep the series running. Artistic Director Thomas Wikman recently spoke to the Hyde Park Herald about the history of the series and his vision for its future.
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Photo by Marc Monaghan courtesy of HP Herald
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