Sunday, January 18, 2015
The Pipe Organ and Its Music
Are you interested in learning more about the pipe organ and its music? Nicholas Schmelter will host a three-part Saginaw Valley State University OLLI course introducing the topic on March 3, 10, and 17.
Text below is also published at the OLLI website, at which participants must register for the class.
The pipe organ is one of the world’s oldest and most diverse instruments. Its tonal colors cover a large dynamic range and are utilized in sacred and secular contexts. This three-part class is an introductory survey of the organ’s repertoire highlighting the stylistic periods of Baroque, Romantic, and the 20th century. Musical examples will be performed on the Frances Goll Mills Memorial Pipe Organ, First Congregational Church’s recently restored four-manual pipe organ. The class will be led by Nicholas Schmelter, who has served as the Minister of Music at the historic church since 2011. Please note that this class will be held at the church, 403 South Jefferson, in Saginaw.