Program for April 14, 2017

Brent Johnson, organist of Third Baptist Church will be performing the Good Friday program this week, as is tradition. His program will be:
Majesty with Crown Him with Many Crowns and How Majestic is your Name – Jack Hayford (b. 1934), arr. Joel Raney (b. 1956), organ transcription by Johnson
A Lenten Suite – Charles Callahan (b. 1951)

  • I. Solemn Prelude
  • II. Improvisation on Were you There
  • III. Meditation on The Divine Sacrifice
  • IV. Passion Chorale

Prelude on ROCKINGHAM – William Lloyd Webber (1914-1982)
Intermezzo from Pi├Ęces de Fantaisie, op. 51 – Louis Vierne
Rubrics – Dan Locklair (b. 1949)

  • IV. “The Peace may be exchanged”

Six Pieces for Organ – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

  • VI. Paean

Brent Johnson is organist of Third Baptist Church. He previously worked as an organ technician for the Wicks Organ Company of Highland, Illinois. He came to St. Louis after studying with Dr. Robert Anderson at the Meadows School of the Arts and Dr. Kenneth Hart at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He is a producer for the Organ Media Foundation and oversees the production of the streaming audio stations Organlive, Positively Baroque, and The Organ Experience. In addition he coordinates production of the episodic presentation At The Organ and The King of Instruments, a weekly radio show heard in St. Louis on Radio Arts Foundation. Brent is an appointed member of the Executive board of the St. Louis chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

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