The project is both fascinating and courageous: initiated by the English organist, William Whitehead, composers from around the world have dedicated themselves to Johann Sebastian Bach’s incomplete organ book and have written the 118 missing pieces for which the title was initially conceived. The result is a great cycle which sets Bach’s originals in context with diverse supplements and commentaries. The new works are inspired by Bach and Brahms, Reger and Durufle and encompass contemporary styles such as minimalism, jazz and pop. A varied selection from the old/new Organ Book can be heard within the framework of an organ afternoon which leads from the Volckland organ in the Crucis church to the Schuke organ in the Cathedral St. Marien. A celebration not only for adventurous organ enthusiasts.
William Whitehead & Tom Bell – organ
Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Roderick Williams, Enjott Schneider, David Franke, Jon Laukvik, Ullrich Böhme, James Francis Brown ...
free admission | retiring collection
The concert starts at 3 p.m. in the Crucis church and leads afterwards to the Cathedrale.
Unfortunately a few of our historic locations cannot be heated so please accept our apologies and come prepared with appropriate clothing.