January01 2019 (Tue)
4:00 PM

New Year's Concert

Christmas Organ Concerts

St. James Basilica | Classical Music

60 minutes | Available

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Date: January 01, 2019 | 16:00 (Tue)
Venue: St. James Basilica
Duration: 60 minutes
Status: Available
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New Year´s Day concert in the powerful 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.

Program: 

  • MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER (1634-1704)
    Preludium (Te Deum)
  • PAVEL JOSEF VEJVANOVSKÝ (1639 – 1693)
    Sonata vespertina in C
  • JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
    Preludium D dur BWV 532 / Prelude in D major
  • CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI (1567-1643)
    Toccata
  • GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL (1685-1759)
    Aria from The Water Music
    Final from The Royal Fireworks Music
  • LOUIS-CLAUDE DAQUIN (1694-1772)
    Christmas variation „When Jesus was born“
  • ANONYM
    Intrada from Horní Sloupnice No. 4
  • CÉSAR FRANCK (1822-1890)
    Panis angelicus
  • JOSEF SUK (1874-1935)
    Praga (Intrada)
  • ALEXANDRE GUILMANT (1837-1911)
    Introduction and Variations on a Polish Christmas song
  • FRANCESCO MANFREDINI (1684-1762)
    Concerto in C major
    Allegro – Adagio – Vivace
  • PAVEL JOSEF VEJVANOVSKÝ (1639 – 1693)
    Sonata La Posta
  • FERNAND DE LA TOMBELLE (1854-1928)
    Toccata Op. 23 No. 3

Soloists: 

Jan Verner, Petr Cibulka - trumpet, flugehorn
Zdeněk Thuma, Martin Homolka - trombone
Jiří Genrt - bass horn
Josef Fousek - timpani
Irena Chřibková - organ 

Please note: 

  • No intermission
  • Dress code: casual

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