Midday Music for Organ Series

Spring 2021

February 10: David Yearsley (Cornell Baroque Organ): “Handel’s Feet.” Including arrangements of Handel’s Chandos Anthem no. 9 and music from Theodora and Messiah.

February 24: Michael Plagerman (French Romantic Organ, St. Luke Lutheran Church): “Walcker, Willis, and Cavaillé-Coll: ‘…for the performance of a melody.’” Music by Arthur Foote, Brahms, Franck, and Parry.

March 10: Annette Richards (Italian Baroque Organ): “The Art of Sweelinck.” Toccata, echo fantasy, and variation sets, in the 400th year of Sweelinck’s death.

March 24: Anna Steppler (Cornell Baroque Organ): “Chromatic Fantasy.” A program for Lent, with music by Sweelinck, Scheidt and Praetorius.

April 7: David Yearsley (Cornell Baroque Organ): “Man Versus Machine:  Three Pieces for Musical Clock.” Music by Haydn, Beethoven, and Mozart.

April 21: Annette Richards (Cornell Baroque Organ): “Great Artist, Great Teacher.” Music by Sweelinck (the monumental Ricercar) and his students, including Schildt, Scheidemann and Bruhns.

May 5: Cornell organ students and faculty: A Festive End-of-Semester Celebration (Aeolian-Skinner Organ, Cornell Baroque Organ, and others).