Max Reger Introduction and Passacaglia
Johannes Brahms Chorale Prelude and Fugue “O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid!”
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C minor
Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Partita “Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig” BWV 768
Franz Liszt Fantasia and Fugue on the name BACH
Of the many organ genres of the 18th century, the Chorale Partita is perhaps the least familiar; this concert gives an opportunity to hear one of Bach’s finest offerings and to spot his influence on later composers. The concert hall’s neo-classical organ built by Grant, Degens and Bradbeer would have been recognized by Bach and also by Mendelssohn, Liszt, Brahms and even Reger.