Music for Trinity XIX – 10/27/2019
Prelude Fantasia in G minor Johann Pachelbel
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), best known today for his Canon in D, lived much of his life in Erfurt and Nuremberg in southern Germany. His Fantasia has short points of imitation between voices.
(Psalm 35:3b) Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. (Psalm 34:17) The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all
their troubles. He is their God forever and ever. (Psalm 78:1) Give ear,
O my people, to My law: incline your ears to the words of My mouth.
(Psalm 138:7) Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou wilt revive me: Thou shalt stretch forth Thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and Thy right hand shall save me.
Organ Canzonetta in C Dieterich Buxtehude
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707), North German organist and composer in Lubeck at the Marienkirche, composed this canzonetta (a short imitative piece) that uses groups of repeated notes. J. S. Bach traveled 200 miles on foot to hear his music and learn from him.
Postlude Voluntary in G Samuel Jackson
Samuel P. Jackson (1818-1885) composed his “voluntaries” as instrumental music for church services. Born in England of a father who was an organ builder, he moved with his family to New York in 1825. He served as organist for 45 years to several churches there (including St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal from 1842-61) and later worked as a proofreader for the music publisher G. Schirmer.