Orgelfestival Holland 2013

the Programme

Weekend 21- 23 juni 2013

BACH WEEKEND AND OPENING CONCERT

Friday 21 June 2013

10:00 - 12:00 am Special Cheesemarket for the "Orgelfestival Holland"
Grote St. Laurenskerk Admission free
0:00 - 1:00 pm Cheesemarket concert
"Bach as a young virtuoso"    Pieter van Dijk organ.
One of the novelties installed by Frans Caspar Schnitger in the organ of the Grote Kerk was a free pedal with no less than 13 stops. Young Bach, influenced by Böhm and Buxtehude, experimented to his heart’s content with roaring passages and trills in the pedal.

-Praeludium et Fuge in C BWV 531
-Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BWV 739
-Praeludium et Fuge in d BWV 549a
-Partita O Gott du frommer Gott BWV 767
-Praeludium et Fuge in g BWV 535
Grote St. Laurenskerk Admission free
4:00 - 6:00 pm and
8:00 - 10:00 pm



J.P. Sweelinck
First round of the Organ competition


candidates play the Van Covelens-organ 1511:

Fantasia a 4 (SwWV 254)



J.S. Bach

Candidates play the Van Hagerbeer/Schnitger-organ 1646/1725

Fantasia sopra il Chorale "Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält BWV 1128
Toccata in F-dur BWV 540

Saturday 22 June 2013

Grote St. Laurenskerk Admission free
10:00 - 12:00 am




J.P. Sweelinck
Continuation first round of the Organ competition


candidates play the Van Covelens-organ 1511:

Fantasia a 4 (SwWV 254)



J.S. Bach

Candidates play the Van Hagerbeer/Schnitger-organ 1646/1725

Fantasia sopra il Chorale "Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält BWV 1128
Toccata in F-dur BWV 540
Kapelkerk admission: € 10,00/9,00*
2:00 pm Organcrawl "On foot with Bach" with Willem Poot
Visit to the Kapelkerk, the Lutherse kerk and the Remonstrantse kerk

A stroll through the historic city of Alkmaar, with visits to the Kapelkerk and two clandestine churches. Willem Poot will introduce the magnificent 18th C. organs by Müller and Strümphler, with well-known and lesser-known music by Johann Sebastian.
Grote St. Laurenskerk admission: € 22,50 / 20,-*

8:00 pm













J.S. Bach
Opening Concert

Sweelinck Baroque Orchestra conductor Kees Koelmans
with Lenneke Ruiten-soprano, Sophia Patsi-alt, and Pieter van Dijk-organ

We can hear the Van Hagerbeer/Schnitger-organ in this opening concert combined with the Sweelinck Baroque Orchestra, consisting of students of the Amsterdam Conservatory. Bach composed a number of cantatas whereby he himself played solo on the organ. A unique opportunity to get to know the large organ in Alkmaar in chamber- music, together with the instruments of the orchestra.

-Praeludium in e BWV 548
-Cantate BWV 170 “Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust”
-Triosonate V in C BWV 1029 Allegro / Largo / Allegro

INTERVAL

-Cantate BWV 51 “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen”
-Fuga in e BWV 548

Following the performance the "Festivalcafé" will be open in the foyer of the Grote St. Laurenskerk

Sunday 23 June 2013

Grote St. Laurenskerk admission free
11:00 am






J.S. Bach
"Dancing Bach" by dansstudio Flex lead by Lizette Visser
Pieter van Dijk and Frank van Wijk, the organ for four hands
Movement and music are inseparably connected. In the orchestral suites Bach makes use of various dances. Dance Studio Flex was inspired by the first Orchestral Suite. Here, the large organ fills the part of a complete orchestra.

Orchestral suite no.1 in C BWV 1066
   -Ouverture
   -Courante
   -Gavotte I en II
   -Forlane
   -Menuetto I en II
   -Bourrée I en II
   -Passepied I en II
Lutherse kerk toegang: € 10,-/9,-*
3:00 pm









J.S. Bach
Bach as chambermusician
Ensemble Schönbrunn with
Marten Root-traverso, Viola de Hoog-baroque-cello en Menno van Delft-harpsichord

The Bach family was an extremely musical family. Johann Sebastian played not only various keyboard instruments, but was also an inspired violinist. The Schönbrunn Ensemble presents a fine bouquet of Bach’s chamber music in the intimate setting of the Lutheran church.

Sonate in h-moll, e-moll
Chromatische Fantasia en Fuge
Cello Suite
Grote St. Laurenskerk admission: € 15,-/13,50*
8:00 pm











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J.S. Bach
"The year round with Bach"
A programme around Bach's "Orgelbüchlein"
Frank van Wijk & Pieter van Dijk-organ

As director of music at the court of Weimar, Johann Sebastian composed the major part of his organworks. Here he started his choral arrangements, the so-called Orgelbüchlein, comprising the entire ecclesiastical year. The plan was for 167 chorals, of which he completed 45. Beautiful miniatures, expressing a variety of emotions, supported by the wide spectrum of vocal colours of the Van Hagerbeer/Schnitger organ.

Praeludium et Fuga in C BWV 545

BWV 599-622
-Nun kom der Heyden Heylandt
-Gott durch deine güte oder Gottes Sohn ist kommen
-Herr Christ der ein'ge Gottes Sohn
-Lob seij dem allmächtigen Gott
-Puer natus in Bethlehem
-Gelobet seijst Jesu Xst
-Der Tag der ist so freudenreich
-Vom Himmel hoch da kom ich her
-Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schaar
-In dulci Jubilo
-Lobt Gott ihr Christen allezugleich
-Jesu meine Freude
-Christum wir sollen loben schon
-Wir Christenleut
-Helfft mit Gottes Güte preisen
-Das alte Jahr vergangen ist
-In dir ist Freude
-Mit fried und freud ich fahr dahin
-Herr Gott nun schleuss den Himmel auf
-O Lamm Gottes unschuldig
-Christe du Lamm Gottes
-Christus der uns seelig macht
-Da Jesus an dem Xe stund
-O Mensch bewein dein' Sünde gross

INTERVAL

BWV 623-644
-Wir dancken dir H, Jesu Christ, dass Du für uns gestorb bist
-Hilff Gott dass mirs gelinge
-Christ lag in Todes Banden
-Jesus Christus unser Heyland
-Christ ist erstanden
-Erstanden ist der Heil'ge Xst
-Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag
-Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn
-Kom Gott Schöpfer, H. Geist
-Herr Jesu Christ,dich zu uns wend
-Liebster Jesu wir sind hier
-Dies sind die heilgen 10 Geboth
-Vatter unser im Himmelreich
-Durch Adams Fall ist gantz verderbt
-Es ist das Heil uns kommen her
-Ich ruf zu dir H. Jesu Christ
-In dich hab' ich gehoffet Herr alio modo
-Wenn wir in höchsten Nöthen seijn
-Wer nur den lieben Gott läst walten
-Alle Menschen müssen sterben alio modo
-Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig

Toccata, Adagio et Fuga in C BWV 564

Following the performance the "festivalcafé" will be open in the foyer of the Grote St. Laurenskerk

Passe-partout for the Bach Weekend: € 35,- / 30,-*

* concessions: 65+, members of ‘Vrienden van het Orgel’, ‘Vrienden van de Grote Kerk’, ‘Vrienden van het Stedelijk Museum’, ‘Vrienden van de Vest’ and CJP-holders.

A WEEK WITH BACH

Monday 24 June 2013

Ter Coulsterkerk, Heiloo admission: € 3,-
0.30 - 1.30 pm Lunchtime-concert
The participants of the Competition Manuel Schuen and Keiko Nakata play various organ compositions
Address: Holleweg 111, Heiloo
Lutherse kerk admission free
1:00 pm "From organ to clavichord and vice versa"
lecture / recitel door Menno van Delft
Grote St. Laurenskerk admission: € 12,-/10,-*
8:00 pm










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J.S. Bach

"Inspiration from Lübeck" by Arvid Gast, the organist of the Jacobikirche in Lübeck
The famous” Lübeckse Abendmusiken” were probably the main reason why Bach undertook a hiking-tour from Arnstadt to Lübeck in 1707. Dietrich Buxtehude, the organist of the Marienkirche in Lübeck, was an important example for the young Bach. In the programme presented by the organist of the Jacobikirche in Lübeck these influences are clear. Buxtehude’s Passacaglia inspired the young Johann Sebastian to write one of his first masterpieces. The art of prolonged improvisation on a choral-melody also comes from Hamburg and Lübeck.

Praeludium in C BWV 566
Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 695 en 718
Partita diverse sopra Sei gegrüsset Jesu gütig BWV 768
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 720
Passacaglia in c BWV 582

INTERVAL

"Trip to Weissenfels" by Daniel Zaretsky from St Petersburg
The court-chapel in the Duchy of Weissenfels had an organ with an enormous compass of pedal. Bach was a guest there several times, playing cantatas and organworks. It is presumed that the Toccata in F was composed for this organ. The Russian organist Daniel Zaretsky presents a programme in which musical dialogue plays a major part. In both the Concerto in G-dur as in the by the Italian concerti inspired Dorische Toccata, the choir organ and the Great engage in conversation.

Toccata in d (dorische) BWV 538
Concerto G-dur BWV 592 (Allegro) / Grave / Presto
Triosonate III in d BWV 527 Andante / Adagio / Vivace
Toccata et Fuge in F BWV 540

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Ter Coulsterkerk, Heiloo admission: € 3,-
0.30 - 1.30 pm Lunchtime-concert
The participants of the Competition Manuel Schuen and Keiko Nakata play various organ compositions
Address: Holleweg 111, Heiloo
0.30 - 1.30 pm Lunchtime-concert
The participants of the Competition Jan Baciak and Matti Pohjoisaho play various organ compositions
Address: Holleweg 111, Heiloo
Kapelkerk admission free
7:00 pm


J.S. Bach
J.S.Bach
J.L. Krebs
W.F. Bach
Semi-finals of the International Schnitger Organcompetition
Six candidates compete on the Müller-organ for a place in the finals

Toccata (manualiter) chosen from BWV 910-916
Duett chosen from: Dritter Theil der Clavierübung
Choral chosen from: Clavierübung (Erste Lieferung)
Fugue chosen from: Acht Fugen (manualiter) Falck 31 (Berlin 1778)

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Ter Coulsterkerk, Heiloo admission: € 3,-
0.30 - 1.30 pm Lunchtime-concert
The participants of the Competition Juhee Lee and Agoston Tóka play various organ compositions
Address: Holleweg 111, Heiloo
Grote St. Laurenskerk admission: € 12,-/10,-*
8:00 pm









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J.S. Bach
"Ich dachte diese Kunst wäre ausgestorben...!"
by Theo Jellema, organist of the Grote or Jacobijnerkerk in Leeuwarden

Bach’s audition in the Katharinenkirche in Hamburg elicited from the old master Reincken the above, often cited, exclamation. It was the tradition in Hamburg for organists to improvise to “An Wasserflüssen Babylon”. Reinken himself composed a Fantasie about it, of 20 minutes, which Bach had copied out as a 15-year old.The Fugue in g has as its theme a Dutch anthem. Was this Fugue an hommage to the old Dutch master Reincken?
Fantasia in g-moll BWV 542
An Wasserflüssen Babylon BWV 653b
Triosonate II in c BWV 526 Vivace / Largo / Allegro
Fuge in B-dur BWV 954 naar een Fuga uit Reincken’s Hortus Musicus
Wir glauben all’an einen Gott BWV 740
Fuge in g-moll BWV 542

INTERVAL

Craftmanship is mastership
by Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, organist of the Predigerkirche in Basel

Although Bach no longer worked as an organist in Leipzig, he was busily engaged in composing and ordening his organworks. Here, a perfect synthesis of the various european baroque-styles and a brilliant counterpoint come together. The variations on the carol ‘Vom Himmel hoch’, printed in 1747/1748 as the auditioning piece for Bach’s membership of Lorenz Mizler’s ‘Sozietät der musikalischen Wissenschaften’, are in that respect a highlight.

Einige Canonische Veränderungen über das Weihnachtslied Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her BWV 769
Triosonate VI in G BWV 530 Vivace / Largo / Allegro
Praeludium et Fuge h-moll BWV 544

Thursday 27 June 2013

Academy - Excursion to Zaandam - In honour of the "Russia/the Netherlands Year" € 16,- (incl. busfare). reservation
necessary (ph 0725113915)
8.00 am
9.00 am
10.45 am

1.30 pm

5.00 pm
-Departure from Grote Sint Laurenskerk by bus to Zaandam
- Visit organbuilder Flentrop
- Visit to the house where Tsar Peter the great stayed learning shipbuilding.
- Organ concert by Russian students in Bullekerk, followed by masterclass and concert by Daniel Zaretsky (St. Petersburg)
-Return to Alkmaar by bus
Grote St. Laurenskerk free admission
7:30 pm Young People's Concert
Amusical evening for and by young people with music, dance and theatrical performances, by Artiance Centre for the Arts and the Regional Youth Orchestra Artiance

Friday 28 June 2013

10:00 - 12:00 am Special Cheesemarket for the "Orgelfestival Holland"
Grote St. Laurenskerk free admission
0:00 - 1:00 pm












J.S. Bach
Cheesemarket-concert
"Bach arranges Bach" by Gerben Gritter, prizewinner of the Schnitger Organcompetition 2005
A selection of highlights from Bach’s cantatas form the contents of the collection printed in 1748/1749 ‘Sechs Choräle verschiedener Art’. Very demanding on the organist: he has to play the part of the singer, the instrumentalist and the accompanist all in one. However this shouldn’t surprise us in a composer who could play passages on the organ with his feet, which other people cannot even play with their hands. In the youthful, boisterous Praeludium and Fugue in D, the setting of six chorals, Bach’s viruoso treatment of the organ is once more very much in evidence.

Praeludium in D-dur BWV 532

6 Schübler Choräle BWV 645-650
-Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
-Wo soll ich fliehen hin
-Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten
-Meine Seele erhebt den Herren
-Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ
-Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter

Fuge in D-dur BWV 532
Kapelkerk toegang gratis
2:00 pm 'The Amsterdam Organ Builder Christian Müller - A Bach Contemporary from Central Germany'
Lecture by Gerben Gritter
Grote St. Laurenskerk admission: € 12,-/10,-*
7:30 pm


J.S. Bach
Finals of the Organcompetition
The finalisten play the Van Hagerbeer/Schnitger-organ:

A programme of 30 minutes max. of work by J.S. Bach
-a free choice (not BWV 540 and 542)
-Two parts from a Triosonate (chosen from BWV 525-530)
-A slow choral-adaption, free choice

Saturday 29 June 2013

Grote St. Laurenskerk Admission free
0:00 pm Concert by the participants of the Academy
Kapelkerk toegang gratis
4:00 pm "The third part of the Clavierübung: Bach's Magnum Opus for the organ"
Lecture by Prof. Dr.Albert Clement
Grote St. Laurenskerk admission: € 22,50/20,-*
8:00 pm

















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J.S. Bach

Final Concert
"An Organ concert in 1739"; Bach's Dritter Theil der Clavier-übung
(Great Organ Mass)
By Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, Arvid Gast, Daniel Zaretsky, Pieter van Dijk and Frank van Wijk
with Amsterdam Vocaal Ensemble Duodektet directed by Christiaan Winter

The 10 major choral-arrangements framed by the fabulous Praeludium and Fugue in Es from Bach’s ‘Dritter Theil der Clavier-Übung’ are often (mistakenly) called “the Great Organmass”. Whatever the case, the ‘Dritter Theil’ , published in 1739, is the ultimate highlight of all the organworks published by Bach himself. Bach brings every conceivable style and technique , from two to six voices , together to an unprecedented magnitude. Alternated by the choral-arrangements, based on the Kyrie-, Gloria- and Catechism-songs, the matching chorals will be performed vocally.

Praeludium in Es pro Organo pleno BWV 552       van Wijk
669-683
BWV 669 Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit
-Cantus firmus im Sopran, a 2 Clav. e Pedale
BWV 670 Christe, aller Welt Trost       Zaretsky
-Cantus firmus im Tenor, a 2 Clav. e Pedale
BWV 671 Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist
-a 5 Cantus firmus im Bass con Organo Pleno
BWV 676 Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, a 2 Clav. e Pedale       van Wijk
BWV 678 Dies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot       van Dijk
-Cantus firmus im Kanon, a 2 Clav. e Pedale
BWV 680 Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott       Bötticher
-in Organo pleno

INTERVAL

BWV 682 Vater unser im Himmelreich
-Cantus firmus im Kanon, a 2 Clav. e Pedale
BWV 684 Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam       Gast
-a 2 Clav. e Cantus firmus im Pedale
BWV 686 Aus tiefer Not schrei’ ich zu dir
-a 6, In Organo pleno con Pedale doppio
BWV 688 Jesus Christus unser Heiland       van Dijk
-a 2 Clav. e Cantus firmus im Pedale
Fuge in Es a 5 con pedale pro organo pleno BWV 552


Passe-partout for the entire Festival : € 85,- / € 70*

* concessions: 65+, members of ‘Vrienden van het Orgel’, ‘Vrienden van de Grote Kerk’, ‘Vrienden van het Stedelijk Museum’, ‘Vrienden van de Vest’ and CJP-holders.
 
 
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