Concert program for a performance by organist Virgil Fox. The performance included works by Handel, Schumann, Bach-Middelschulte, Tournemire, McAmis, Vierne, and Thatcher.
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LAUREN B. SYKES Presents VIRGIL FOX AMERICA'S OWN ORGAN VIRTUOSO in PIPE ORGAN RECITAL MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM PORTLAND, OREGON Sunday, February 7, 1937, 3:00 P. M PROGRAMME 1. CONCERTO No. 4 (Allegro Moderate)......Handel Handel's concertos were originally written for organ and orchestra, and were played during the intervals in the performances of his oratorios. The fact that Handel improvised a part of each (with Cadenza) accounts for their spontaneity and freshness. 2. CANON IN B MINOR..........Schumann Instead of considering the "pedal-piano" just a practice instrument (when an organ console was not available) Schumann composed ten pieces especially for the pedal-piano. Beneath the player's feet was installed a pedal board like that of pipe organ, and these pedals were attached to the bass strings of the piano. In this canon, listen for echo effects, for one hand echoes what the other has just played. 3. CONCERTO IN D MINOR—Largo .... Bach-Middelschulte 4. G MINOR FUGUE Bach Among the several fugues in G minor by Bach, this is the shortest. Many have heard it in its transcribed form as played by the Philadelphia orchestra. However, on the organ for which it was written, it finds its true setting. 5. L'ORGUE MYSTIGUE (Offertoire) . . . . . . Tournemire Tournemire succeeds Franck at the organ of St. Clotilde in Paris. His compositions, written for the mass, have a decidedly modern and mystic character. 6. DREAMS . . . McAmis 7. THE SOUL OF THE LAKE (from "Pastels of Lake Constance") Karg-Elert Such a work is called "program music" because it tells a story. At the beginning we see the placid beauty of Lake Constance—still, before a coming storm. Clouds and winds gather, and a terrific burst calls forth the full organ to portray a shrieking gale. It is quickly spent leaving the earth drenched but glistening—with an occasional bird note and a return on the lake, of calm and peace. 8. CARILLON .............Vierne Louis Vierne is organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. In this work he creates a composition over the notes of bells which go on through the entire piece, building to a full-organ climax. 9. PERPETUUM MOBILE (Etude for pedals alone) . . Middelschulte A "tour de force" for pedals alone built on the "wedge" fugue subject of Bach. Middelschulte is one of the greatest living exponents of polyphonic art in composition. 10. LEGENDE (ms) ...........Thatcher The theme E—D—B occurs 59 times in this composition by a Balti-more composer. 11. THE WESTMINSTER CARRILLON . — . . . Vierne The theme notes of this very brilliant composition, are the chimes of "Big Ben" which towers over the Parliament Buildings in London. The composer has achieved a fascinating variation in his accompaniment of the theme and he works it up gradually to a grand climax at the end suggestive of the bells in full swing. A pure "melody piece." PATRONS AND PATRONESSES Dr. and Mrs. Edmund Berger Mr. Frank Ryder Mr. Chas. Fendall Martha Jane Heydlauff Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schnell, Jr. Mrs. Katharine Wolf Miss Dorothea Wilner Mr. Raymond Hopp Mr. Ellsworth Herder Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Charlston Mr. Arthur Cedarquist Mrs. J. Neils Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Glanz Dr. and Mrs. Albert G. Johnson Harriet Horton Sykes Mr. and Mrs. Showalter Lynch Edward Holman & Son ORGANISTS OF PORTLAND AND VICINITY MRS. J. HARVEY JOHNSON Dean MISS META HIGGINBOTHAM Secretary-Treasurer Oregon Chapter A. G. O. Mildred Waldron Rouen Faith Margaret Rippey Miss Marie Hicken Mr. G. E. Roeder Mr. Fred Brainard Miss Jean Harper Miss Virginia Gustafson Mr. Ernest Hager Prof. Harold Elkinton Mr. Leslie Werschkul Miss Helen Andrew Mr. James S. Vann Mrs. Gladys Morgan Farmer Miss Margaret Slater Amy Olmsted Welch Ruth G. Summerill Lucien E. Becker The local management wishes to express sincere appreciation to the J. K. GILL COMPANY EDWARD HOLMAN & SON Exclusive management of Virgil Fox's tour BERNARD R. LABERGE, INC. If in the music season of 1937-38, Mr. Sykes will bring to Portland, Marcel Dupre the world famous organist of Paris, France, I will purchase at SSc apiece................reserved seat tickets for his concert in the Portland Municipal Auditorium. Name.......................... Address................ Phone....... You Will Enjoy Our Guest Organ Recitals STATION KEX Each Tuesday, 9:30 to 10:00 p. m. Featuring celebrated organ works, with prominent Portland musicians at the console. Presented in the interests of finer music and music appreciation by EDWARD HOLMAN & SON "The House of Holman" Hawthorne Blvd. at 27th EAst 5131 Funeral Directors Since 1854
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February 7, 1937