Wittenberg Professor Emerita Presents Alumni College Organ Recital
Published May 17, 2011
Springfield, Ohio– Wittenberg University Professor Emerita of Music Trudy Faber will present an organ recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in historic Weaver Chapel. The program, scheduled as part of a campus Alumni College program, is free and open to the public.
Faber will open the evening with “God of Grace and God of Glory” by Paul Manz, followed by John Knowles Paine’s “Double Fugue on ‘America’” with the singing of the anthem at the end. Next is a selection of pieces that bring to mind the stars of a night sky, including “Brightest and Best” by Robert Hobby, “The Stars So Bright” by David Johnson, and Johann Sebastian Bach’s “In dulci jubilo,” with Faber using the Zimbelstern.
“Fugue in G Minor” by Bach, which Faber calls “a masterpiece of composition,” will be followed by “Chorale and Toccata” by Lynnwood Farnum and “Suite No. 1 for Organ” by Florence Smith Price, who Faber describes as a “very important black woman composer of classical music.”
As Faber performs two of the six pieces from George Ackerley’s A Sweet for Mother Goose (2004) – “Two Cats from Kilkenny” and “Old King Cole,” which has the effect of a music hall piece and is the most intricate of the six. The selections will be narrated by Professor Emeritus of English J. Arthur Faber.
Playing on pedals only with up to four notes at once, Faber will perform “Hommage to Frescobaldi” by Jean Langlais and then close the performance with “Carillon-Sortie” by Henri Mulet.
Free parking is available along East Campus Drive, Ward Street and at the Benham-Pence Student Center Parking lot off Ward Street. A handicap accessible entrance is available on East Campus Drive.
Written By: Phyllis Eberts
Photo By: Robbie Gantt