Organ Concert Sept. 8 Celebrates Composer Anniversaries

Sept. 2, 1997

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University School of Music and the Central Texas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a program of organ works by Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, and Johannes Brahms at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8., in the Glennis McCrary Music Building's Markham Organ Studio.

The program is of historic as well as musical interest. It is designed to commemorate anniversaries of three great Austro-German composers. This year-1997-is not only the bicentennial of Schubert's birth (1797-1828), but also the sesquicentennial of Mendelssohn's death (1809-1847) and the centennial of Brahms's death (1833-1897).

This special Baylor/AGO concert will include Schubert's only known organ piece-a fugue for organ duet. Also featured will be three sonatas by Mendelssohn and three chorale preludes by Brahms.

Performers will be AGO members, as well as students of Dr. Joyce Jones, Baylor's Joyce Oliver Bowden Professor of Music and Organist-in-Residence.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 710-3991.

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