Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards


Professor David Higgs and former Professors Hans Davidsson and William Porter re-enact Mendelssohn’s organ recital (Thomas-Kirche, Leipzig, 1840) of music by Bach.

Performed on the Craighead-Saunders Organ in Christ Church, Rochester, NY on October 29, 2009, and September 27, 2012. The audio presented here is from the 2012 concert.


1 Brief Improvised Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 552/2 – William Porter:

2 “Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele,” BWV 654 – Hans Davidsson:

3 Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 – David Higgs:

4 Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 – William Porter:

5 Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 – Hans Davidsson:

6 Toccata in D minor, BWV 565 – David Higgs:

7 Improvisation (Freie Phantasie) – William Porter: