Wayne Fisher, Organist

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J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532

twaltonbaker - Wayne Fisher plays the Prelude and Fugue in D Major, by J. S. Bach, BWV 532

Recorded on the Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Hyde Park Community Methodist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio; a recording of music from the inaugural recital, played by Wayne Fisher on Sept. 20, 1959.

Before Bach embarked on a career as a composer, first at Cöthen, then at Leipzig, he held positions an organist. The cheerful and engaging Prelude and Fugue in D Major, beginning and ending with pedal solos, and with a double pedal part in one place, must have been one of his show pieces.

Wayne Fisher taught organ for many years at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, and served as chairman of the organ department.