Organ Recital by John Atwood on June 29th

Don’t miss this if you are at all fond of Bach and Buxtehude’s organ music and want to learn some of the history of our organ by one of the people who built it.  John Atwood just refurbished the organ and will be showing off what it can do in all its glory.  The recital will celebrate his work and also commemorate the first organ recital that John gave here 45 years ago almost to the day when the Parish Hall addition and organ were dedicated on July 1, 1973.

The recital will take place on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  It will last approximately an hour and be followed by refreshments.

Organist and Organ builder, John Atwood, at work refurbishing our organ this winter.

Here is a Biography of John Atwood followed by the program:

John Atwood played the organ from the age of nine when he received an Estey reed organ. He received a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Vermont in 1968, then spent three years with the Charles B. Fisk organ company of Gloucester, Massachusetts at which time he studied organ with Frank Taylor of Wellesley College. After a thirty year aside as a tropical botanist, he returned to Vermont where he has been organist of the United Church of Christ in Bradford for nearly seven years.

Program:

Offertoire in D Major: Grave, Marqué, Légèrement      
Jean Francois Dandrieu

Variations on the German folksong “My Young Life Has an End”
Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck

Variations on “Let Us Rock the Christ Child”
Franz Xaver Anton Murschhauser

Pastorella in F Major, first movement (BWV 590)
Johann Sebastian Bach

Five pieces for mechanical Clock:  Allegro moderato; Andante;
Presto; Minuett or “The Call of the Quail;”
Vivace or “Eight O-clock”                        
 Joseph Haydn

Prelude and Fugue in A minor
Johann Sebastian Bach

“Jig” Fugue in C Major (BuxWV 174)
Dietrich Buxtehude

Hymn   First, Humans Gathered Singing 

Toccata in D minor (BWV 565)
Johann Sebastian Bach

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