The Peabody Post

Peabody Organ Students Perform on Bach Marathon

Three Peabody organ students were featured prominently in the 43rd Annual Baltimore Bach Marathon held at St. David’s Episcopal Church. Second-year master’s student Jordan Prescott opened the marathon by pairing the Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 533 with the Andante of the E minor trio sonata, BWV 528. He followed this with the profound Lenten chorale O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß, BWV 622 and the great Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 546. GPD candidate Mi Zhou dazzled the audience with the Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 and the fiendishly virtuosic Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532. Later in the afternoon, GPD student Paul Byssainthe performed the Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543, three of the Schubler chorales and the sixth fugue on B-A-C-H by Robert Schumann. Jordan, Mi, and Paul are all students of Dr. John Walker. The concert took place on March 17. 

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