This afternoon, March 21, 2010, is the Cleveland Bach Organ Marathon sponsored by the Church of the Covenant and the Cleveland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. It starts at 12:30 and runs to 5:30, with eleven local organists each playing about 25 minutes. Audience members will be free to come and go as they please in between sets.
I will be performing; my slot is about 3:00, give or take, and the repertoire will be the Prelude and Fugue in C Major (9/8), BWV 547 and the chorale prelude “Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele” from the Leipzig collection of chorale preludes. As it happens this is also Bach’s 325th birthday.