The program will feature pieces by three American composers, beginning with "Fanfare for Organ" by Richard Proulx. It will be followed by a set of variations on the "Agincourt Hymn" attributed to John Dunstable. Written when Henry V of England defeated the French in the Battle of Agincourt and called "Passacaglia on a Theme by Dunstable," the piece was written by John Weaver. The final piece, "Pageant" by Leo Sowerby, is a virtuoso showpiece that features dramatic runs and chords played by the feet.
In addition, Faber will perform Bach – an early Prelude and Fugue in g minor, which sparkles with fast-running lines and quick changes from manual to manual.
In recent years, Faber's concerts always include a woman composer, and she will include the third movement, "Rondo" from the Concerto No. 1 in Bb Major by Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen, a noted Italian composer and performer (violin) of the Classical Era.
Since the harpsichord is small, Faber will play selections from Bach's "Partita No V from Klavierübung I" – the opening "Praeambulum" and two dances, "Passepied" and "Gigue" and two pieces by the French Baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. A Partita is a series of dances, similar to a dance suite.
The program will celebrate both the 50th anniversary of Weaver Chapel and Faber's 40th straight year of presenting at least one, if not two, annual recitals at Wittenberg. Some years she performed separate recitals for organ and harpsichord in the same year.
Written By: Phyllis Eberts
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