April 16, 2012 Simon Thomas Jacobs played a recital Flentrop Pipe Organ at Saint Columba’s Church in Washington, DC. The recital consisted of works by Bach, Buxtehude, Purcell, Coxsun, Hindemith and Viitala. Simon is Fellow in Sacred Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis and is a native of Great Britain, where he graduated from Clare College, Cambridge with an honors degree in music in 2009. More information can be found about him on his website: www.simonthomasjacobs.com
Simon allowed two works from his recital to be released on the JAV Blog. First, a piece by an anonymous composer from 16th-century England. It is based on a three-note ostinato motif (a e d) played in half notes and repeated 53 times without a break. The second piece is by Bach: one of his settings of the chorale Allein Gott in der Hoh’ sei Ehr (To God alone on high be glory).
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