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Guest Recital: Marcin Szelest, organ

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Fairchild Chapel, Bosworth Hall 50 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

A guest recital performed by Marcin Szelest, organ.

Free admission


Tablature of Jan of Lubin: Praeambulum super d

Arnold Schlick: Da pacem III

Paul Hofhaimer: Nach Willem dein

Lubin: Five Polish Dances

Giovanni Maria Trabaci: Consonanze stravaganti

Adriano Banchieri: La Battaglia

Francisco Peraza: Medio registro alto

Francisco Correa de Arauxo: Tiento tercero de sexto tono, sobre la Batalla de Morales

Johann Caspar Kerll: Canzona IV

Franz Xaver Murschhauser: Variationes super Cantilenam

Hieronymus Praetorius: Magnificat tertii toni (3 versets)

Heinrich Scheidemann: Praeambulum in G (WV 73)


Marcin Szelest studied organ at the Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland (M. A. with honors, 1997), and as a Fulbright scholar at The Boston Conservatory, under Prof. James David Christie (Artist Diploma in Organ Performance, 1999). He received the Doctor of Music degree from the Academy of Music in Krakow in 2000, and Doctor Habilitatus of Music in 2007; his dissertation, Stylistic changes in Italian organ music at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, won the prize of the Prime Minister of Poland in 2008. He won the first prize at the Second Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Organ Competition in Danzig, Poland, in 1995.

Marcin Szelest has performed in Europe and the U.S.A. as a recitalist, with numerous choirs, orchestras and period-instrument ensembles under such conductors as Manfred Cordes, Paul Esswood, Barthold Kuijken, Seiji Ozawa, Andrew Parrott and Joshua Rifkin, as well as with his own Krakow-based early music ensemble Harmonia Sacra.

Prof. Szelest is Head of the Early Music Department at the Academy of Music in Krakow, where he teaches organ, basso continuo, chamber music, early music performance practice, and organ literature. Since 1999, he has been President of the Polish Early Music Society. He is also organist of the restored 1704 organ at the Church of the Holy Cross in Krakow.

As an early music scholar, Prof. Szelest published several articles on Polish Baroque music, reconstructed many incomplete pieces, and has prepared an annotated edition of the complete works of Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński (to be published in the Monumenta musicae in Polonia series).



Event Type

Master Class, Music


Organ and Harpsichord, Academic, Conservatory of Music, Administrative



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