Christopher Wicks is the organist for two Salem, Ore., churches and is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists. He earned a M.Mus. in Composition from the University of Montreal and a M.Mus. in Organ from the University of Oregon after completing undergraduate work at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y., and Marylhurst College, West Linn, Ore. Wicks’ compositions have been performed in 15 states, Canada, Korea, and 6 European countries.

Br. Niels Nielsen, O.B.S., born in Portland and raised in Klamath Falls, Ore., is a professional musician and music teacher turned Benedictine monk and has been blazing a trail in douçaine performance and scholarship since he left behind a successful career to enter the monastery. The douçaine is an early cylindrical, bored, double-reed instrument. It is mentioned frequently in literature and chronicles from the 13th to 17th centuries.

 

 

Sunday, February 17 -
2:00 PM

Christopher Wicks, Piano
Br. Niels Nielsen, O.S.B.,
   Douçaine

1. Variations on “Nu vaagne alle Guds fugle smaa” - Wicks

2. Three Preludes and Fugues from op. 87 - Shostakovich

3. Ragundapolska
:  Variations on a Swedish fiddle tune - Wicks

4. Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm, from “
Mikrokosmos" - Bartók

5. Sonatina for Douçaine and Piano
- Wicks
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