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Thomas Fielding, Organ Recital

“Our Beautiful Country of France: Nationalism, Ultramodernism, and Widor’s ‘Symphonie Romane'”

Details:
Apr. 28, 7:30 pm  -  730 pm Concert Program / Free and Open to the Public / Sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Overview



Director of Liturgy and Music for Saint Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Dr. Fielding will present a program entitled, “Our Beautiful Country of France: Nationalism, Ultramodernism,
and Widor’s ‘Symphonie Romane.’”

The organ music featured is an exploration of Charles-Marie Widor's use of the Gradual chant, “Haec Dies” in the “Symphonie Romane.”
Repertoire



Thomas Fielding (b. 1975)
Christus Vincit: Toccata for Organ (2010)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV654 ("Leipzig" Chorales)
Praeludium et Fuga in C, BWV547

César Auguste Franck (1822-1890)
Pastorale (Six Pièces, Op. 19, 1868)

Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
L’Orgue Mystique, No. 44: Dominica XVII post Pentecosten, Op. 57, (1935)
Choral Alleluiatique No. 2

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Symphonie Romane pour Orgue [No. 10], Op. 73 (1900)
I. Moderato
II. Choral
III. Cantilène
IV. Final

"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."
(trans. ICEL)

About the Performer



Thomas Fielding, DMus. http://www.thomasfielding.com

Organist and composer Thomas Fielding, DMus. (b. 1975) is director of music and liturgy for St. Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo, MI and is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs’ School of Music. He has taken first prize in the national Arthur Poister (Syracuse, NY) and San Marino (CA) performance competitions, has won several national composition prizes, has been the recipient of several full-tuition scholarship awards at IU and, as an undergraduate, won several music prizes offered by his alma mater Valparaiso University. He was for four years the Dean of the Central North Carolina Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

As an active and commissioned composer, Dr. Fielding’s works appear in the catalogues of many publishers. His works have been performed by soloists, choirs and orchestras throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Asia and have been broadcast on National Public Radio. The first commercial recording of his prize-winning piece "Behold the Dark and Bitter Night" has been released on the Gothic label. Most recently, his “Prelude on BREAD OF LIFE” for solo organ was chosen by the new music committee of the 2016 Houston national American Guild of Organists convention for inclusion in its “Bayou-Büchlein” project which included two performances of his piece at the convention and subsequent publication with Selah, Inc.

In his free time, Fielding enjoys cooking, reading, classic film and television and being outdoors with his dog Roxy. For more information, access http://www.thomasfielding.com.