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Pipes@Victoria 2007

Faythe Freese (U.S.A)

Tuesday, 5 June 2007, 7.30 p.m.
Pre-concert talk at 6.45 pm
Victoria Concert Hall [locate]
TICKETS: $10, $15 (excluding $1 fee) available from SISTIC

Dr Faythe Freese, Associate Professor of Music at the University of Alabama School of Music, holds degrees in organ performance and church music from Indiana University. Her organ teachers have included Marilyn Keiser, Robert Rayfield, William Eifrig and Phillip Gehring. As a Fulbright scholar and an Indiana University/Kiel Ausstausch Programme participant, she studied the works of Jean Langlais with the composer in France, and the works of Max Reger with Heinz Wunderlich in Germany.

With performances described as “powerful … masterful … impressive … brilliant,” Freese is in demand as a recitalist throughout the United States, Germany and Denmark. In addition to continuing her concert career, Freese recruits and teaches undergraduate and graduate organ students majoring in Organ Performance at the UA School of Music.

Freese has held faculty positions at Indiana University, Concordia University in Austin, University of North Dakota-Williston, and Andrew College. She has also held church music and symphony orchestra positions in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, North Dakota, Texas and Ohio.

Programme

Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
Première Sonate, Op. 42
I. Introduction et Allegro
II. Pastorale
III. Final*
*Cadenza composed by Wilhelm Middelschulte (1863-1943) and edited by Edward Zimmermann in 2003.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter (S.650)

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Praeludium und Fuga in fis

John Baboukis
Out of Egypt (Singapore premiere)
I. Prelude: Early Morning
II. The majesty of the law
III. A philosopher
IV. The curious reticence of the gazelle
V. Another philosopher
VI. The serenity of the shepherd
VII. Postlude: Early Evening

George Shearing (1919- )
Amazing Grace

Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)
Pageant

 

Faythe Freese (USA)
Faythe Freese (USA)

 

Pipes@Victoria 2007