INCLINE VILLAGE and#8212; Organist David H. Brockand#8217;s 14th annual summer program Hot August Pipes features the music of Widor, Bach, Vivaldi and Scott Joplin.
There will be a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 in St Patrickand#8217;s Episcopal Church at Incline Village.
This yearand#8217;s Bach will be Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548, also known as and#8220;The Wedge.and#8221;
and#8220;The Fugue is not only the most daring but also the most difficult technically of all of Bachand#8217;s fugues,and#8221; musical historian Hermann Keller wrote.
Written late in Bachand#8217;s life, the work reveals his finest compositional ideas and his abilities as a virtuosic performer at the organ.
Back by request, Brock will present an original organ transcription of American composer and pianist Scott Joplin. He will play ragtime piano and#8220;organ style,and#8221; Brock said.
The Concerto in A minor after Vivaldi for two violins as transcribed by Back for solo organ, BWV 593 also is on the program. Bach so admired Vivaldiand#8217;s compact and florid Italian compositional style that he transcribed several of Vivaldiand#8217;s works.
and#8220;This concerto may be his best homage to Vivaldi,and#8221; Brock said.
The keystone of the program is a performance of the complete symphony #5 for organ by Charles-Maria Widor.
and#8220;This massive five movement concert piece concludes with the famous and#8216;Toccata,and#8217; a fumble and a zing, pull-out-all-the-stops, tour-de-organ, trumpets-blazing finish,and#8221; Brock said.