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Grace Church in New York

The Amsterdam – New Amsterdam International Organ Festival

Thursday through Saturday

12 – 14 January 2017

Come to New York and study the music of the Sweelinck and his students with his successor in private lessons and master classes.


Matteo Imbruno, Successor of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Organist of
De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

Patrick Allen, Organist and Master of Choristers of
Grace Church in New York


The Bicentennial Organ, Opus 65, built for Grace Church in New York by
Taylor and Boody Organbuilders, Staunton, Virginia

The Chamber Organ in Meantone tuning, Opus 61, built for Grace Church in New York by
Taylor and Boody Organbuilders, Staunton, Virginia

For information and to participate in private lessons and master classes or to audit, please contact Patrick Allen by using the CONTACT BUTTON at the top right of this page.

Organ Concerts by the featured artists

Noon Thursday 12 January in the Church, PATRICK ALLEN, organ

Wir glauben all an einen Gott…….Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 – 1621)

Magnificat VI. Toni……Heinrich Scheidemann (1595-1663)

Choral-Fantasie über An Wasserflussen Babylon…….Johann Adam Reincken (1643 – 1722)

Choral-Fantasie über Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BuxWV 223…….Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)

An Wasserflüssen Babylon,BWV 653…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Präludium (Toccata) und Fuge (Dorisch), BWV 538

Taylor and Boody Organbuilders, Opus 65

8:00 p.m. Thursday 12 January in the Church, MATTEO IMBRUNO, organ


Un viaggio barocco attraverso l?Europa

The Queenes Alman…….William Byrd (1543-1623)

Il Ballarino…….Fabritio Caroso (1527-1605)

Canzon a 4. del quarto tono…….Christian Erbach (1568-1573)

Variazioni per il Paggio Todesco…….Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710)

Elevazione in Fa…….Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726)

Variations on Este-ce mars…….Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

3 variation on Psalm 23

Voluntary IX…….John Stanley (1712 – 1786)

Chaconne in F…….Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (1670 -1746)

“Nun Konn der Heiden Heiland” BWV 659…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750)

Toccata I…….Georg Muffat (1653 -1704)

Noon Friday 13 January in the Chantry, PATRICK ALLEN, organ
FREE ADMISSION (ENTER the Chantry from the CHURCH)

Ricercar…….Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 – 1621)
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gemein (Choral met drie variaties)

Praeambulum in C, WV 30…….Heinrich Scheidemann (1595-1663)

Psalm 100 (vier variaties)…….The Lübbenau tablature Lynar B 7

Ontfarmt .V. over mij arme Sondaer, den 51 sallem…….Susanne van Soldt Manuscript
Ich bydde .V. Helpt j o God, den 69 sallem
Pavane dan Vers
Heer ich Wil V Wt’s Herten gront, den 9 sallem
Ghij Volcheren des aertrijcx al, den 100 sallem
Bewaert mij Heer Weest doch myn toeverlaet, den 16 sallem
Des boosdoenders Wille seer quaet, den 36 sallem
Godt die der goden Heer is sprechen sal, den 50 sallem
Ghij Herder Israels Wylt Hooren, den 80 sallem

Psalm 22 Vers 1. A 3…….Anthoni van Noordt (ca. 1619 – 1675)

Fantasia in G, WV 86……Heinrich Scheidemann

Ricercar, FbWV 407…….Johann Jakob Froberger (1616 – 1667)
Ricercar, FbWV 408

Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (Choral met vier variaties)…….Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Toccata in G, BuxWV 164…….Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)
Fuga in C, BuxWV 174

Taylor and Boody Organbuilders, Opus 61

8:00 p.m. Friday 13 January in the Church, MATTEO IMBRUNO, organ

Ballo del Granduca…….Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

3 variation on Dsphne…….Anonimus ca 1630

Variations on Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr…….Sweelinck

Tiento de medio regidtro de mano derecha de primo tono Pablo Bruna (1611-1679)

Aria prima…….Johann Pachelbel (1653 -1706)

Wer nur den lieben Gott läβt walten, BWV 691…….Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750)
Fuga sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733

Concerto in C RV 265…….Antonio Vivaldi (1678 -1741) (Bew. J.S. Bach)
Allegro – Largo – Allegro

4:00 p.m. Saturday 14 January – Participants Concert in Grace Church, FREE ADMISSION

14 January 2017 4:00 p.m.
Participants Recital

Emerson Fang

Variations on “Est-ce Mars”…….Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Meredith Storer

Variations on “Fortune My Foe”

Jared Lamenzo
Echo Fantasia in a

Toccata Cromatica per l’Elevazione (1635)…….Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 – 1643)

Maria Coffin

Variations on “Unter den Linden grüne”…….Sweelinck

Pavana Hispanica

Edward Zheng

Variations on “Ons is geboren een kindekijn”

Dr. Judith Hancock

Wir glauben all an einen Gott BWV 680…….J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

matteo-new-photoMatteo Imbruno, a native of Pietramontecorvino, Italy, studied organ in Bologna (Liuwe Tamminga), Rotterdam (Bernard Winsemius) and Lübeck (Martin Haselböck). He is resident organist of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, the same position that Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck held in the 17th century.

Mr. Imbruno is also the resident organist of the Museum Amsterdam Hermitage. Active as a concert performer, he has played in the most prestigious festivals and music centres of Europe, Japan, South America and the United States.
Mr. Imbruno has had the regular privilege of performing duo recitals for two organs with the late Gustav Leonhardt.

He was visiting teacher at the Buenos Aires Conservatory, University of Rosario, University of Mendoza (Argentina), Montevideo Conservatory (Uruguay), Arizona State University (Phoenix USA) and Brown University (Providence USA).

Mr. Imbruno presents masterclasses around the world and is in demand on international juries. He has recorded several CD’s on historical organs in The Netherlands and Italy, and has made recordings for the BBC radio London. Matteo Imbruno is the artistic director of the “International Organ Competition Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck” and of the”Fondazione Accademia di Musica Italiana per Organo(Pistoia)”.

patrick allenPatrick Allen, Conductor, Harpsichordist, and Organist is a native of Tallahassee, Florida. Since 2000 he has served as Organist and Master of Choristers at Grace Church in New York. In addition to his work training the choristers, conducting the Choir of Men and Boys, Girls’ Choir, Parish and Adult Choirs, and supporting the liturgies of Grace Church, he founded and plays the “Bach at Noon” and “Weekend Organ Meditation” series at the Church. Combined, live organ music is offered to the community as meditation six days a week from September through May.

Allen has been heard as soloist on the organ and harpsichord and in many chamber music programs throughout the United States and Europe. With the Choir of Men and Boys and Girls’ Choir of Grace Church he has toured France, Austria, The Czech Republic, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Allen has recorded with The Saint Thomas Choir on the Koch and Priory labels.

Patrick Allen has received degrees from the University of North Texas and The Florida State University. He was awarded the degree Doctor of Musical Arts and The Performer’s Certificate in Organ from the Eastman School of Music as a student of Russell Saunders. In Amsterdam, Allen worked with Gustav Leonhardt, Max van Egmond, and Veronika Hampe. In 1988 he was a finalist in the American Guild of Organists National Open Young Artists Competition.







Pipe Shade, Opus 61