At the excellent Bach’s Lunch series at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach this Friday, February 1, at 12:15.
You’ll hear all kinds of music you won’t hear elsewhere.
My program is a study in contrasts — contrasting composers, musical periods and styles, and the contrast of composers who are both living and no longer so.
One example — a setting of the melody of “Jesu, joy of man’s desiring.” The familiar Bach setting is a soaring, stately melody over an ornamented accompaniment; Lionel Rogg’s composition has the melody in the lower part, with a more dancing, playful accompaniment.
The concert is 30 minutes, and the church’s address is 1340 11th St., Manhattan Beach 90266.
Bach’s Lunch Organ Concert, Friday, February 1, 2013
Trio in F Johann Krebs (1713-1780)
Trio in B Joel Martinson (b. 1960)
Three Organ Chorale Settings Lionel Rogg (b. 1936)
Now thank we all our God
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Sleepers, wake, a Voice is calling
Danse (from Mariales) Naji Hakim (b. 1960)
Arioso J. S. Bach (1685-1750), arr. by Ray Urwin
Fugue in D attr. J. S. Bach