Organ meets Trumpet

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October 2020

Unusual sounds in a church: You will be enchanted by this lively mix of well-known organ music, works from pop music and duets with the trumpeter, which come together in this organ trumpet concert in Capuchin Church, location of the famous Imperial Crypt.

The performance of these works on organ and trumpet by the well-known musicians opens up new perspectives on each piece and lets you look back on the concert full of joy and positivity. The festive concerts make a special feature accessible to music lovers: In the course of the restoration of Capuchin Church a new organ was erected by the Koenig company. With its French timbre, it is unique in Vienna.

The organ is the king of instruments due to its wide range of timbres. Already more than 2000 years ago the Greeks built organs, which developed over the centuries into gigantic instruments with more than 30,000 pipes. While the organ played in sacred rooms for the emperor, there was another instrument that announced his appearance with fanfare sounds in secular areas - the trumpet. Experience the combination of the king of instruments & the instrument of kings - organ & trumpet - and feel like an Emperor!

Capuchin Church is centrally located near the State Opera in Vienna's city centre and is known for the Imperial Crypt, which served as the Habsburg burial site for centuries. Its modest interior is also its major asset - visitors are fascinated by the wooden furnishings.

Concert visitors receive reduced admission to the Imperial Crypt.

Program and cast

G. F. Händel, Overture

J. S. Bach, Toccata (BWV 565)
G. F. Händel, Halleluja from Messiah (HWV 56)
J. Haydn, Andante from the Trumpet Concerto (Hob.VIIe:1)
G. P. Telemann, La Majeste´  from Marches Heroiques
J. S. Bach, Prelude und Fugue in G-minor (BWV 558)
W.A. Mozart, Ave Verum (KV 618)
C. Franck, Panis angelicus
R. Rogers, Sound of Music - Medley
Arr. B. Dewagtere, Oh when the saints go marching in
G.D. Weiss & B. Thiele, What a wonderful World

Capuchin Church

The Capuchin Church (German: Kapuzinerkirche) in Vienna, Austria is a church and monastery run by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Located on the Neuer Markt square in the Innere Stadt near the Hofburg Palace, the Capuchin Church is most famous for containing the Imperial Crypt, the final resting place for members of the House of Habsburg. The official name of the church is Church of Saint Mary of the Angels, but it is commonly known in Vienna as the Capuchin Church.

Thomas Ledl
Roxanne Shewchuk , 2017
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