The 43rd Annual Baltimore Bach Marathon

March 17, 2019, from 1:00-6:00 pm

The 43rd Annual Baltimore Bach Marathon continues the tradition of providing some of the best offerings of Baroque music in Baltimore. This year we welcome a range of organists including Paul Byssainthe, Jr., Diane Luchese, Jordan Prescott, and Mi Zhou; chamber musicians Joelle Arnhold, Mark Janello, Laven Johanson, and Lura Johnson; a performance of the Art of Fugue by Director Music Douglas Buchanan; and two motets offered by the Choir of St. David's.

A suggested donation of $5 per hour attended supports the musicians you hear on the marathon. Refreshements are available for purchase beginning at 2 pm to sustain you through the musical feast. Come for a single performer, an hour, or for the whole event! Until then, be sure to visit our YouTube channel to hear past performance from the Marathon!

2019 Schedule

Due to the extended nature of the marathon, please note that all timings are approximate.


1:00 – Introduction and Welcome

1:05 – Jordan Prescott, organ

            Prelude in e minor, BWV 533a

            Andante from Sonata IV, BWV 528

            Fugue in e minor, BWV 533b

            O mensch bewein dein Sünde gross, BWV 622

            Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 546

1:35 – Mi Zhou, organ

            Concerto in A Minor, BWV 593

            Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532

2:00 – Joelle Arnhold and Mark Janello

            Sonata for Viola da Gamba in D Major, BWV 1028





2:15 – Doug Buchanan, piano and organ

            The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

Contrapunctus I

Contrapunctus II

Contrapunctus III

Contrapunctus IV

Canon 1

Contrapunctus XII (inversus)

Contrapunctus XIII (inversus)

Canon 2

Contrapunctus V

Contrapunctus VI

Contrapunctus VII

3:00 – Diane Luchese, organ

            Praeludium in G Major, BWV 568

            Three Orgelbüchlein Chorale Preludes

                        Wenn wir in höchsten Nöthen sein, BWV 641

                        Jesu, meine Fredue, BWV 610

                        O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross, BWV 622

            Pièce d’Orgue in G Major, BWV 572

3:30 – Paul Byssainthe, Jr., organ

            Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543

            Selections from the Schübler Chorales

                        Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

                        Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 648

                        Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunet, BWV 650

            Fugue on BACH, Op. 60, no. 6, by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

4:00 – Doug Buchanan, piano and organ

            The Art of Fugue

Contrapunctus VIII

Contrapunctus IX

Contrapunctus X

Contrapunctus XI

Canon 3

Contrapunctus XII (rectus)

Contrapunctus XIII (rectus)

Canon 4

Contrapunctus XIV

4:45 – Lavena Johanson, cello

            Cello Suite no. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009








5:10 - Lura Johnson, piano

            Selections from the Well-Tempered Clavier

                        Fugue in C Major, BWV 870

Fugue in C Minor, BWV 871

Fugue in C Sharp Major, BWV 872

Fugue in C Sharp Minor, BWV 873

Fugue in D Major, BWV 874

Fugue in D Minor, BWV 875

Fugue in E Flat Major, BWV 876

Fugue in D Sharp Minor, BWV 877

Fugue in E Major, BWV 878

Fugue in E Minor, BWV 879

Fugue in F Major, BWV 880

Fugue in F Minor, BWV 881

5:40 – The Choir of St. David’s, with Lavena Johanson and Bozena Brown, Continuo

            Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229

            Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230

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