October28 2019 (Mon)
6:00 PM

St. James´ Autumn

In honour of Bohuslav Martinů

St. James Basilica | Classical Music

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Date: October 28, 2019 | 18:00 (Mon)
Venue: St. James Basilica
Duration: 60 minutes
Status: Not available
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Organ and trumpet chamber concert honouring life of Czech composer

In honour of Bohuslav Martinů at the occasion of his 60th death anniversary

Organ concerts in St. James Basilica in Prague (only few minutes off the Old Town Square) are internationally 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.

More info about the organ 

Program: 

  • Pietro Baldassare (1690-1768):
    Sonata in F
    Allegro−Grave−Allegro
  • Johann Pachelbel  (1653−1706):
    Partite „Wass Gott tut, das ist Wohlgetan“ 
  • Josef Klička (1855−1937):
    Legenda D dur / Legend in D major
  • Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685−1759):
    Suite in D
    Allegro−Gigue−Menuetto−Bourée−March
  • Léon Boellmann (1862−1897)
    Prière a Notre Dame 
    Toccata
    from the Gothic Suite
  • Bohuslav Martinů (1890−1959)
    Vigilia
  • Petr Eben (1929−2007)
    Issachar – The Green Window. Andantino pastorale
    Levi – The Gold Window. Festivo
    from the cycle Windows after Marc Chagall

Soloists: 

Jiří Pelikán – trumpet
Miroslava Svobodová – organ 

Please note:

  • No intermission
  • Dress code: casual 

Other organ concerts at nearby St. Giles Church