Organ Recital

Organ Recital: Leon Couch

Sunday, November 6, 2016 | 5:15pm

Guest organist Leon Couch from Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Ala., plays a recital on the Cathedral’s 10,650–pipe great organ. $10 suggested donation.





Praeludium in D Minor, BuxWV 155
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637–1707)

César Franck (1822–90)

Selections from The Nutcracker Suite (1892)
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) Arr. Frederick Hohman
Overture Miniature
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Russian Dance

Selections from Folk Hymn Sketches for Organ (1987)
Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927)
“All Things Bright and Beautiful”
“I Think When I Read That Sweet Story of Old”
“Praise Our Father”

Homage to Dietrich Buxtehude (1987)
Petr Eben (1929–2007)
Con enfasi, ma più Allegro che Buxtehude
Ben ritmico
Tempo I

About Leon Couch

Leon W. Couch III presents organ recitals, masterclasses, and lecture-recitals throughout the United States, north America, and Asia. He is represented by the Concert Artist Cooperative, as advertised in The Diapason and The American Organist. His recording Hamburger Rhetorik was released on the ProOrgano record label in August 2006, and his three-CD study of musical rhetoric Playing Dieterich Buxtehude’s Music Rhetorically was published in December 2007 by the American Guild of Organists. Dr. Couch currently serves on the faculty at Birmingham-Southern College.

More information and links to his recordings and publications may be found at his website.

  • Admission
    • Free
    • $10 suggested donation
  • Dates Offered
    • November 6, 2016 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm