Welcome New Year 2018 at the St. James Basilica.
Organ concerts in St. James Basilica in Prague are very famous for their long tradition and absolutely unique sound of the organ instrument. St. James' organ dates to the very beginning of the 18th century. The two-manual organ with a pedal keyboard and 26 stops was completed in 1705. Its case, which is still admired today, was quite unique in its time. So far the latest major reconstruction was carried out between 1981 and 1982 by "Varhany Krnov" (Rieger-Kloss). At present the organ has four manuals, 91 speaking stops and 8,277 pipes.
GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL (1685-1759) Ouverture
BERNARDO STORACE (1637-1707)Ballo della battaglia
LOUIS DE CAIX D´HERVELOIS (1670-1759) Sarabanda – Menuet
JOHN STANLEY (1712-1786) Voluntary in D
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
Two chorale preludes: „Das alte Jahr vergangen ist“ BWV 614, „In dir ist Freude“ BWV 615 LOUIS DE CAIX D´HERVELOIS (1670-1759)
Agreable – Gavotta
ADAM VÁCLAV MICHNA Z OTRADOVIC (1600-1676)
Foreword – A Wedding Ring - A Soul´s Dowry – The Fellowship of Angels from the collection The Czech Lute
CLAUDE BALBASTRE (1727-1799) Prelude and Fugue in D minor
JOHANN CHRISTOPH PEZELIUS (1639-1694) Two Intradas
FRANTIŠEK XAVER THURI (1939) Fantasy for bassoon and organ
Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Ave Maria
ADOLPHE MARTY (1865-1942) Christmas Variations
GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL (1685-1759)
Hallelujah from the oratorio Messiah
LOUIS VIERNE (1870-1937) Final from the 1st Symphony in D minor, Op.14
ŠIMON VERNER, JAN VERNER - trumpet, flugelhorn,soprano recorder
MICHAEL VERNER - bassoon, alto recorder
IRENA CHŘIBKOVÁ - organ
The concert has no intermission.
More info about the organ here.