Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Jamila Javadova-Spitzberg

Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Jamila Javadova-Spitzberg from Arlington, Tex., plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.




Toccata on the Chorale "Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr"
Aivars Kalējs (1951)

Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 (mov. 1-4)
J. S. Bach (1685–1750)

Sonata I in F minor, Op. 65
F. Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
I. Allegro moderato e serioso
II. Adagio
III. Andante Recitativo
IV. Allegro assai vivace

From Five Choral Preludes
Jacques van Oortmerssen (1950–2015)
Psalm 72
Psalm 77

Transcriptions for Organ
Gara Garayev (1918–1981)
Prelude in C # minor
Prelude in E minor
Lullaby from The Path of Thunder ballet
Waltz from Seven Beauties ballet

About Jamila Javadova-Spitzberg

Praised by American Record Guide for her tasteful, appropriately shaded and colored, and intellectually engaging performance, Jamila Javadova-Spitzberg is an internationally performing musician and teacher.  Her concert venues include the United States, countries of the former USSR and Western Europe, including the Netherlands, Germany, France, Denmark and England.

Javadova-Spitzberg holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, majoring in Organ Performance with minor in Music Theory.  She holds a Performing Organist Licentiate Diploma from the Associated Royal Schools of Music, and a Diploma from the Conservatory of Amsterdam where she was a student of renowned Professor Jacques van Oortmerssen.  Dr. Javadova-Spitzberg also studied with world-recognized musicians including Andrea Marcon of Italy; Jean Boyer, Naji Hakim and Michel Bouvard of France; and Hans-Ola Ericsson of Sweden.

In December 2016, Dr. Javadova-Spitzberg released a CD titled Gara Garayev: Transcriptions for Organ consisting of works of the prodigious Azerbaijani composer Gara Garayev.  This CD was recorded on the magnificent 85 stop Marcussen & Søn organ in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and mastered by Grammy Award winning Tritonus Musikproduktion GmbH in Stuttgart.  Her doctoral dissertation was dedicated to the fascinating history of the Dutch Reformed Church and music of the prodigious Dutch composer Anthoni van Noord and his Tabulatuur-boeck van Psalmen en Fantasyen.  Currently, Dr. Javadova-Spitzberg is an Organist at First United Methodist Church in Arlington, Texas.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • April 22, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm