September 6, 2011

Advance Notice

'Bach Live!' features 9/11 tribute

University Organist Timothy Albrecht

University Organist Timothy Albrecht presents the concert "Bach Live!" on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m.

In this all-Bach program, Albrecht performs a 10th anniversary memorial tribute to the victims of 9/11, his own paraphrase of the Bach chorale, "O Eternity."

"The paraphrase features the Jaeckel Op. 45 organ 'singing' the chorale, ever more boldly, in a continuous crescendo," he says.

Albrecht will focus on selections from the "Well-Tempered Clavier," Bach's two-volume keyboard collection, dating from 1722 (Book I) and 1741 (Book II). Each piece explores a different emotional mood.

Other works include the "Sinfonia BWV 29," a signature piece for the annual "Bach Live programs; and Prelude and Fugue in E Minor ("The Wedge"), which Albrecht says is "undoubtedly Bach's most virtuosic organ fugue."

The free concert launches the 2011-2012 Emory University Organist Recital Series, now in its 30th season.  Albrecht will perform the concert on the Jaeckel Op. 45 organ in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. CDs will be available for purchase in the lobby.

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