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Christopher Petit (United States)

Christopher Petit (b. 1977) received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music as a student of David Higgs. He earned a B.A. in Art History from the College of Wooster, where he was awarded a travel and research grant for his thesis on the labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral. He was awarded third prize in the 2008 Dublin International Organ Competition, was a finalist in the 2009 Kotka International Organ Competition, Finland, and was a recipient of Eastman's Barnes Award for pipe organ performance. Currently he is Director of Music at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Pittsford, organist for the University of Rochester’s Protestant Chapel Community, and a member of Christ Church Episcopal’s Schola Cantorum.


Round I, Part I

Muffat — Toccata XI from Apparatus musico-organisticus (1690)

J. S. Bach — Prelude in D major, BWV 532/i

J. S. Bach — “An Wasserflüssen Babylon,” BWV 653

J. S. Bach — Fugue in D major, BWV 532/ii

Round I, Part II

Froberger — Toccata in F Major, FbWV 110

Frescobaldi — Bergamasca, F. 12.46 and Toccata per l’elevatione, F. 12.45 from Fiori musicali

Weckmann — Praeludium a 5 in G major

Round II

Graun — Organ Concerto in G minor – 1. Animoso

Bruhns — “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland”

J. S. Bach — “Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter,” BWV 650

C. P. E. Bach — Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, Wq. 119/7


W. A. Mozart (1756–1791) — Fantasia in F minor, K. 608

Hindemith — Organ Sonata No. 2

J. S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) — Organ Sonata No. 1 in F minor, op. 65