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Last updated: July 18, 2016 at 10:44 am

Message from the Dean 

Summer Organ Recital Series
First Presbyterian Church, 1550 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
four Sundays at 2 pm

Cathryn Wilkinson
7 August 2016

Concerto in G Major, BWV 592, Prince Johann Ernst, transcr. J. S. Bach
Praise Him All You Little Children, Philip Gehring
Carnival of the Animals (1922), Camille Saint-Saëns, transcr. Ekaterina Melnikova
Seven Waltzes from Opus 39 for Piano, Johannes Brahms, transcr. Wilkinson
In Fairyland, Suite for Organ, R. Spaulding Stoughton (1919)
The Enchanted Forest, Idyl, March of the Gnomes

Greg De Santis
14 August 2016

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Prelude and Fugue in Cm, Opus 37, No. 1
Cesar Franck – Prelude, Fugue and Variation
Johann Sebastian Bach – Prelude and Fugue in GM, BWV 541
Leon Boellman – Menuet Gothique
Louise Vierne – Symphony No. 1, Opus 14

Beth Zucchino
21 August 2016

three Handel organ concertos
F major, op. 4, no. 4
B-flat major, op. 4, no. 6
G minor, op.4, no 1

Paul Blanchard
28 August 2016

Mendelssohn Sonata #6
six J.S. Bach chorales
Komm, Gott Schoepfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV 631
Erbarme dich mein, O Herr Gott, BWV 721
O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 618
Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hir, BWV 633
Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 625
Scheidt – Cantio Sacra: Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz, SSWV 106


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