Program for Wednesday, November 14

Come join us Wednesday, November 14th at 6:00pm to hear David Pickering perform the closing event of the fall.
Choral Improvisation on Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence – J.J. Keeler (1913-1996)
Prelude and Fugue in D Major (BWV 532) – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Choral in E Major – César Franck (1822-1890)>br ?
Symphony No. 1 for Organ—O Jerusalem (2005) – Daniel E. Gawthrop (b. 1949)

  • I. Allegro

    “For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.” (Isaiah 66:15)

  • II. Largo

    “For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river.” (Isaiah 66:12)

  • III. Giocoso

    “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God.” (Isaiah 61:10)

  • IV. Finale

    “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” (Isaiah 60:1)

  • David C. Pickering is Assistant Professor of Music and Chair of the Keyboard Division at Kansas State University. He is an active recitalist, having performed throughout the United States, Austria, and Canada. Pickering’s three recordings feature the organ music of American composers Daniel Gawthrop, Alice Jordan, and Leroy Robertson. He has also authored articles on these composers that have appeared in The American Organist and The Diapason.

    His first book, The Auditorium Organ of the Community of Christ, has been published by the Organ Historical Society Press. Pickering is the editor of Leroy Robertson Organ Works, published by Wayne Leupold Editions and also reviews organ recordings for The Diapason.

    Pickering has pursued technical studies with pianist Sheila Paige. He received the doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance and a master’s degree in organ performance and musicology from the University of Kansas as a student of James Higdon. Pickering received his bachelor of music degree in organ performance from Brigham Young University as a student of Parley Belnap and J. J. Keeler. His early organ studies were with Arlene Small in Arlington, TX.

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