Indiana University

Organ Department

The Seasons of Sebastian

A Cycle of Johann Sebastian Bach's

Sacred and Secular Organ Works

Performed by Prof. Janette Fishell

This multiple-year cycle of the organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is organized by the “sacred” and “secular” seasons of Bach’s life: the seasons of Bach’s life and work, performed on the Maidee H. and Jackson A. Seward Organ, C.B. Fisk, Opus 135 in Auer Hall on the campus of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and the seasons of his faith, performed in Bloomington churches. Additional recitals will be performed on instruments in other campus venues, including concerts on the Van Daalen organ of Beck Chapel, and works for manuals alone played on a portative organ in the Atrium of the IU Art Museum and the IU Auditorium’s historic Hall of Murals.  All events are free and open to the public.

2012-2013 Cycle

Concert 13: Five Degrees of Separation
Monday, September 17, 2012, 8pm, Auer Hall

Concert 14: "Sleepers, Wake!" Music Preparation and Celebration
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 12:15-12:45PM, Beck Chapel

Concert 15: Music from Bach's "Great 18"
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 12:15-12:45PM, Beck Chapel

Concert 16: More from Bach's "Great 18"
Thursday, February 7, 2013, 12:15-12:45PM, Beck Chapel

Concert 17: A German Organ Mass: The Fughettas of Clavierubung III
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 12:15-12:45PM, Beck Chapel

Concert 18: A Bach Bouquet
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:15-12:45PM, Beck Chapel

Concert 19: A Summer Solstice Bach Bash
Friday, June 21, 2013, 8:00PM, Auer Hall

Concert 20: Back-to-Back-Bach Marathon Recital
Sunday, September 1, 2013, 1:00PM until the last note is played, Trinity Episcopal Church

Concert 21: My End Is My Beginning
TBA, Alumni Hall


2011-2012 Cycle (completed)

Concert 6: Bach Under the Influence
Tuesday, August 30, 8pm, Auer Hall

Concert 7: From Heaven Above to Earth I Come: Christmas Music from
the Master, Sunday, December 11, 7pm, Trinity Episcopal Church

Concert 8: Father Knows Best: Bach's Six Trio Sonatas for Organ
Tuesday, January 10, 8pm, Auer Hall

Concerts 9-12: Bach at Beck: Thursday Lunchtime Recitals
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 12:15-12:45PM, Beck Chapel
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 12:15-12:45PM, Beck Chapel
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 12:15-12:45PM, Beck Chapel
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 12:15-12:45PM, Beck Chapel

2010-2011 Cycle (completed)

Concert 1: Sunday, October 5, 2010, 8:00pm, Auer Hall
Concert 2: Sunday, December 12, 2010, 5:00pm, Trinity Episcopal Church
Concert 3: Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 8:00pm, Auer Hall
Concert 4: Sunday, February 20, 2011, 5:00pm, First United Church
Concert 5: Monday, March 21, 2011, 8:00pm, St. Thomas Lutheran Church