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November concert celebrates Saints, Souls, and the Reformation
October 25, 2013 -- Seasonal repertoire is on the menu for the November concert of the Paul Manz Organ Series, with music honoring the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, Totensonntag, and Reformation Sunday.
In recognition of the latter, Artistic Director Thomas Wikman will play Michael Praetorius' Fantasie on the famous Reformation hymn Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott ("A mighty fortress is our God"). Although the piece flows in one sweeping motion, Praetorius treats each phrase of the hymn as a fugue. In the last section, the rhythm doubles in time, creating a thrilling, virtuosic effect.
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The Paul Manz Organ Series is hosting its first fundraising campaign in order to keep the series running. Artistic Director Thomas Wikman recently spoke to the Hyde Park Herald about the history of the series and his vision for its future.
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Photo by Marc Monaghan courtesy of HP Herald
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