On Sunday, January 28, several of our parishioners had the pleasure of listening to Dr. David Bower, Music Director here at St. Michael's, perform several classical pieces on the main organ in Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. Dr. Bower was educated at SUNY Fredonia, Westminster Choir College, and New York University. His music compositions are published by MLB Music. As an undergraduate, he studied organ and German in Vienna, Austria. He taught at New York University as well as The New School for Music Study.
We are grateful to Dr. Bower for his service to us here at St. Michael's. He is responsible for the music at our Masses, weddings, funerals and other liturgical services and musical offerings, planning and directing the music, playing the organ or piano and, when necessary, leading us in song. His behind the scene duties include directing and holding practice session for our cantors and the members of our many choirs.
Click Here to listen to a 30-minute video of the recital.
Go to minute:second 2:33 to listen to Suite Gothique by Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
Go to minute:second 15:23 to listen to a selection from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Go to minute:second 19:23 to listen to Air on the G String, BWV 1068 by J. S. Bach
Go to minute:second 22:21 to listen to Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578 by J. S. Bach
Go to minute:second 25:42 to listen to Poco vivace from Little Preludes and Intermezzi by Hermann Schroeder (1904-1984)
Go to minute:second 27:37 to listen to Toccata from Symphony No. 5 in F Minor, Op. 42, No. 1 by Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)