Recital at Bridges Hall, Pomona College William J. Peterson
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 552 "St. Anne":
- 1Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 552 "St. Anne": II. Fugue07:53
- Alexandre Guilmant (1837 - 1911):
- 2Choral, Op. 49 No. 303:58
- 3L'organiste liturgiste, Book 4, Op. 65: Strophes et deux Amen sur (Sacris Solemniis)01:34
- Joseph Jongen (1873 - 1953): In Memoriam, Op. 63:
- 4In Memoriam, Op. 63: IV. Recordare Jesu pie04:39
- Henry Defosse (1883 - 1956):
- 5Marche funèbre, Épitaphe02:41
- Jacques Ibert (1890 - 1962):
- 6Choral sur Justorum animae in manu Dei sunt08:57
- John Cage (1912 - 1992):
- Karl Kohn (b. 1926):
- Tom Flaherty:
Info for Recital at Bridges Hall, Pomona College
“In celebrating the splendid Fisk organ we are offering a tribute to the power and beauty of music. The extraordinary Hall, with its magnificent C.B. Fisk organ will, we trust, continue to inspire and challenge new generations throughout the twenty-first century.” (William Peterson) The repertoire on this recital recording in “Little Bridges” was chosen to showcase both the organist’s and the organ’s ability to handle music of widely varied origins with ease and authenticity. It also showcases the acoustically sensitive design of Bridges Hall. Bridges Hall of Music, designed by the notable architect Myron Hunt in 1915, is one of the oldest buildings on the Pomona College campus. The dedication of Fisk Op. 117 on October 12, 2002, marked the 115th anniversary of the founding of the College and was the culmination of a design process which began in 1980. William Peterson has played concerts throughout the United States. His recitals have included “French Organ Music from the Time of World War I,” 16th and 17th century Dutch and German composers as well as works by JS Bach. As a scholar he has worked extensively on French organ music of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He is the Harry S. and Madge Rice Thatcher Professor of Music and College Organist, Emeritus, at Pomona College.
William Peterson, organ
William J. Peterson
As an organist, William Peterson has played concerts throughout the United States. His programs have included “French Organ Music from the Time of World War I,” “The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach” and a concert that opened with the music by 16th and 17th Dutch and German composers with the second half featuring music by Erben, Krenek, and Kohn.
In October of 2002 he gave the Inaugural Concert on the Bridges Hall of Music Hill Memorial Organ built by C.B. Fisk, of Gloucester, MA (Fisk, Op. 117) at Pomona College. He has been heard on NPR’s “Pipedreams” in a program that included music of Tournemire, Duruflé, and Widor, which was recorded in concerts from Bridges Hall in 2002 and 2003.
Peterson’s scholarly work has focused extensively on French organ music of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He is co-editor with Lawrence Archbold (Carleton College) of French Organ Music from the Revolution to Franck and Widor (1995).