DMA Organ Recital: "Exploring the Fantasia" by Benjamin Stone


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Reyes Organ and Choral Hall

While many pieces written for the organ are entitled "Fantasia", or "Fantasy'", or "Fancy", or any various spellings in other languages, the term means very different things for composers of different time periods and locations.  This program explores some of these differences through Fantasies spanning from the early Baroque to the Twentieth Century, both freely composed and based on an existing madrigal or chorale.



Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – Fantasia in G Major (Pièce d'Orgue), BWV 572

Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654) – Fantasia sopra "Io son ferito lasso", Fuga quadruplici, SSWV 103 (1624)

Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697) – Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (Choralfantasie)

Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780) – Fantasia sopra "Freu dich sehr", Krebs-WV 520

Krebs – Fantasia à giusto Italiano, Krebs-WV 422

Max Reger (1873-1916)  – Phantasie über den Choral "Halleluja! Gott zu loben, bleibe meine Seelenfreud!", Op. 52, No. 3 (1900)