31st International Festival Summer Organ Concerts 2023

Sunday, June 4, 2023, 6:30 PM

  • Sunday, June 4, 2023, 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 10, 2023, 7:00 PM
  • Friday, June 16, 2023, 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 8:00 PM
  • Friday, June 23, 2023, 7:00 PM
  • Monday, June 26, 2023, 7:00 PM

From the 15-th-century Codex Faenza to contemporary composers: the 31st International Festival Summer Organ Concerts will guide us through the long history of works oenned for the biggest of all instruments. The programme features organ classics by Buxtehude, Bach, Bruhns and Guilmant alongside a panorama of music from the days long before Maestro Johann Sebastian. The festival recalls Max Reger and Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens on the 150th and 200th (respectively) anniversary of the birth. The event traditionally intertwines the beauty of music and architecture: festival concerts take us to the Pauline Church rising above the Vistula, the modernist Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Church of the Holy Cross with the ceiling supported by a single pillar. (Barbara Skowrońska)

4 June 2023 (Sunday), 6:30pm
Pauline Church
Kadri Ploompuu (Tallinn / Estonia)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Fuga sopra il Magnificat” BWV 733
Heinrich Scheidemann (1595-1663) Alleluia, laudem dicite Deo nostro WV 45
Peeter Süda (1883-1920) Prelude and Fugue in G minor
Wiktor Honczarenko (*1959) Chaconne
Johann Sebastian Bach Partite diverse sopra “Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig BWV 768

7 June 2023 (Wednesday), 7pm
Church of the Holy Cross
Michael Vetter (Germany)
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) Toccata in C
Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) Der du bist drei in Einigkeit
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck O Lux beata trinitas (2 verses)
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) Il secondo libro: Toccata Quarta F 3.4
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
Georg Muffat (1653-1704) Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata Quinta
Georg Böhm (1661-1733) Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (6 verses)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Praeludium et fuga in C BWV 545

10 June 2023 (Saturday), 7pm
Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Dariusz Bąkowski-Kois (Kraków)
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) Organ Sonata No. 2 in D major Op. 50
Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (1823-1881) Offertoire de Noël
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant Marche élégiaque Op. 74 No. 1
Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens Marche triomphale (École, II/25b)
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant VI Organ Sonata [Suite] in F major Op. 89
Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens Final (École, II/29)

16 June 2023 (Friday), 7pm
Church of the Holy Cross
Andreas Meisner (Germany)
Anónimo (Spain, 17th c.) Batalla de 5º tono
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) Ciacona in d, Toccata in e
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist BuxWV 209
Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772) Le Coucou
John Stanley (1712-1786) Voluntary in G Op. 7 No. 9
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo HWV 7)
Anonimo (Włochy, XVIII w. ) Sinfonia in D
Charles Gounod (1818-1893) L'Angélus
Flor Peeters (1903-1986) 60 Short Pieces
Andreas Willscher (*1955) La Filieuse
Aloys Claussmann (1850-1926) Carillon in G major

21 June 2023 (Wednesday), 8pm
Pauline Church
Ignace Michiels (Belgium)
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) Mein junges Leben hat ein End'
Pieter Cornet (ca. 1575-1633) Fantasia 8 toni
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) Il secondo libro: Aria detto Balletto F 3.26
François Couperin (1668-1733) Messe pour les Convents: Offertoire sur les grands jeux
Georg Böhm (1661-1733) Partita Vater unser im Himmelreich (2 verses)
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Praeludium in fis BuxWV 146
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

  • Trio super „Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend“ BWV 655
  • Valet will ich dir geben BWV 736
  • Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam BWV 684
  • Praeludium et fuga in C BWV 547

23 June 2023 (Friday), 7pm
Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jakub Kapała (Kraków)
Edward Elgar (1857-1934) Vesper voluntaries Op. 14
Max Reger (1873-1916) (on the 150th birth anniversary) Canzonetta in A minor Op. 47 No. 3
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Prelude and Fugue in A minor WoO 9 
Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (1823-1881) (on the 200th birth anniversary) Organ Sonata No. 1 in D minor “Pontificale”

26 June 2023 (Monday), 7pm
Church of the Holy Cross
Josef Still (Germany)
Isfrid Kayser (1712-1771) Ouverture in B flat major
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) Hexachordum Apollinis: Aria sexta Sebaldina in f
Franz Xaver Schnizer (1740-1785) Sonata No. 1 in C major
Bernardo Storace (XVII w.) Ballo della Battagli
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) Fiori musicali

  • Messa della Domenica: Canzon dopo l’Epistola
  • Messa degli Apostoli: Toccata per l’Elevatione
  • Messa della Madonna: Toccata

Anonymus Codex Faenza (ca. 1410-1420): Gloria in excelsis Deo
Anton Estendorffer (1670-1711) Capriccio super “Christ ist erstanden“
Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697) Praeludium in e

Artistic director of the festival: Prof. Dariusz Bąkowski-Kois

For whom: for seniors, for families
Other: free admission
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