In the fourth recital in the fourth season of Twilight Pipe Organ Mini Recitals organist Beth Zucchino delighted a large audience in Santa Rosa’s Church of the Incarnation with a provocative program.
Ms. Zucchino opened with Bach’s four-part Pastorella pro organa (BWV 590) and closed with Rheinberger’s Pastorale, Con moto, from his Sonata for Organ No. 3 in G major, Op. 88. The Pastorale musical form, Italian in origin, is usually written in ‘triplets’ or is based upon meters in three, ... more
The Casavant organ in Santa Rosa’s Church of the Incarnation was on full display Nov. 9 and met the demands of organist James Hicks in a program of music from Nordic lands. The Twilight Pipe Organ Mini Recital was exquisitely played and the organ’s many colorful stops were utilized for the three major works on the program.
Mr. Hicks, from Morristown, New Jersey, opened with a three-part Sonata by the Finnish composer, Vitjo Mikkola. The piece had dramatic attributes of the French symph... more
Adam Detzner presented on Oct. 12 the second recital in the fourth season of the “Twilight Pipe Organ Mini Recitals” in Santa Rosa’s the Church of the Incarnation. The short recital featured the works of Mendelssohn and Bach.
Mr. Detzner opened with the first movement of Mendelssohn’s Organ Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 65. This multi sectional piece, written for Fanny Mendelssohn’s wedding, is grand in its opening and “duplicated” closing, the inner two portions of the piece featuring ... more
A “cross-section” of “angelic” compositions “krafted” by Angela Kraft Cross, virtuoso organist and composer, were presented by the artist Feb. 10 at Santa Rosa’s Church of the Incarnation.
The program, produced by the Redwood Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, included a variety of pieces composed over a 20-year period. Included were several fun compositions, Folk Hymn Fantasia on Lord of the Dance (1993), and All Hallows Voluntary (2010), the latter a modernized version of a ... more
The opening recital of the third season of twilight pipe organ mini-recitals, in Santa Rosa’s Church of the Incarnation, was skillfully played September 9 by Sebastopol organist Beth Zucchino.
Sponsored by the Redwood Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the concert featured just one composer and composition, Louis Vierne’s collection titled 24 Pièces en Style Libre, Opus 31, Pour Orgue ou Harmonium. Each of these 24 “miniature sketches,” written in 1913, was dedicated ... more