Music of J.S. Bach: John Scott Organ Recital

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This calendar entry was originally posted on June 20, 2015. It has been reposted here to mark the two-anniversary of John Scott's final recital at Saint Thomas Church. Dr Scott played a program of music by J.S. Bach performed by Mendelssohn at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig in 1840. No tickets or reservations required - Donation Requested.

John Scott, in what would be his final organ recital at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, performed a program of works by J.S. Bach which Felix Mendelssohn played in 1840 at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. The 1840 performance was attended by Robert Schumann, who wrote glowingly about the music and the occasion, which was an opportunity for the Thomaskirche to raise funds for its now-beloved Bach memorial statue.

The program included the following works:

  • Fugue in E-flat major BWV 552
  • Schm√ºcke dich, O liebe Seele BWV 654
  • Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543
  • Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582
  • Pastorella in F BWV 590
  • Toccata in D minor BWV 565