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Works for organ performed March 25

BOONE—Organist Joby Bell will perform works by Bach, Franck and others during a March 25 performance at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Bell is associate professor of organ and sacred music program coordinator in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music.

His recital opens with Percy Whitlock’s “Toccata.” According to the program notes, Whitlock’s composition incorporates the usual formula of rapid, repeating figures in the hands and a much slower-moving melody in the pedal and is somewhat darker and more brooding than the joyous French examples many listeners are more familiar.

Bell also will perform “Praeludium in G, BWV 550” by Johann Sebastian Bach. The work is described as an “exuberant piece exhibiting the spirit of a young composer happy with his job and proud of his blossoming talents as a composer,” according to the program notes.

“Fantaisie in A Major” by César Franck and “Symphony No. 6 in G Minor” by Charles-Marie Widor conclude the program.

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