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Warner Concert Hall - Flentrop Organ
Christa Rakich '75
Magnificat primi toni, BuxWV 203 Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707)
Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott Franz Tunder (1614-1667)
Fairchild Chapel - Brombaugh Organ
Jonathan W. Moyer, AD '12
Psalmus. O Lorde turne not awaye Anonymous, The Mulliner Book (c.1545-1570)
Bransles de Champaigne I, II, III, IV Claude Gervaise (1525-1583)
Ricercar in D (Ricercar Tabulatura, 1624) Johann Ulrich Steigleder (1593-1635)
Warner Concert Hall - Harrold Organ
Tiento de medio registro Francisco Correa de Arauxo (1584-1654)
de tiple setimo tono, FO 29
Tiento de quinto tono de mano izquierda Pablo Bruna (1611-1679)
Finney Chapel - Fisk Organ
Jonathan W. Moyer
Sonata No. 1 in d minor, “Pontificale” Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (1823-1881)
I. Allegro moderato
La Nativité du Seigneur Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
IX. Dieu parmi nous
This live-streamed concert features Oberlin Conservatory organ faculty Jonathan Moyer and Christa Rakich direct from three venues at Oberlin College—Fairchild Chapel, Warner Concert Hall, and Finney Chapel.
Internationally recognized as one of the leading centers of organ instruction in America, Oberlin Conservatory of Music is the home of an impressive collection of organs, currently standing at an astonishing 33 instruments.
The four organs to be played on this concert are Fairchild Chapel's Brombaugh Op. 25, Warner Concert Hall's Flentrop and Harrold Op. 11 organs, and Finney Chapel's C.B. Fisk Op. 116 organ.
Fairchild Chapel's Brombaugh Op. 25 instrument was built in 1981 and is a meantone organ in the 17th-century North German style.
Warner Concert Hall is home to two organs. The Harrold Op. 11 is another meantone organ and is in the Spanish Baroque style. It was built in 1989 and installed at Oberlin in 2019. The 1974 Flentrop tracker organ III/44 is a is a three-manual instrument with 44 stops, four couplers, and 3,400 pipes.
Closing the program is the instrument at the heart of Oberlin's collection—the C.B. Fisk Op. 116, built in 2001. This three-manual, sixty-stop organ of seventy-eight ranks and 3951 pipes was designed after Cavaillé-Coll in the French Romantic style.
Oberlin's organ collection has been featured numerous times on American Public Media's radio show, Pipedreams. Hear the conservatory's award-winning students on a 2018 broadcast.
Read more: A student's "insider look" at Oberlin Conservatory's Organ Department.