Gustavus Adolphus College

presents

Faculty Organ Recital

 

David Fienen, Organist

 

Christ Chapel

(Organ by Hillgreen-Lane, modifiedby David Engen, David Fienen, and Hendrickson Organ Company)

Sunday, February 22, 1998

3:30 o’clock

 

“A Tribute to Jan Bender

 

 (Click on titles to hear live recording)

 

Toccata, Aria and Fugue  op. 6 #1 (1954)                                             Jan Bender (1909-94)

                      dedicated to Hans Heinze, then organist at Johanneskirche in Lüneburg

 

Chorale Preludes:                                                                                                    Jan Bender

           Freu dich sehr  opus 2 #1 (1948)  [LBW #29]

           Vom Himmel hoch  opus 2 # 1  (1948)  [LBW #51]

                      Opus 2 (90 chorale preludes) was dedicated to one-armed organists - Pastor Christoph Oeters and KMD Hans Pflugbeil

           Piece for Easter - Christ ist erstanden  opus 29 #19b  (1981)

                      “dedicated to chaplain Richard Elvee at Gustavus Adolphus College”

 

Baroque Predecessors:

           Prelude and Fugue in C major  S. 545                     Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

 

           Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam  S. 684  [LBW #79]           Johann Sebastian Bach

 

           Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern  BuxWV 223  [LBW #76]    Dieterich Buxtehude

                                                                                                                                  (1637-1707)

 

Teacher:

           Partita on “Wachet auf”  opus 8 #2  [LBW #31]                       Hugo Distler (1908-42)

 

A Tribute to his Teacher:

           Variations on a Theme by Hugo Distler  opus 38  (1965)  [WOV #785]

                                                                                                                                    Jan Bender

 

Toccata and Fugue in d minor/D major  opus 59 #5 & 6                   Max Reger (1873-1916)