SNC:AGO RECITALISTS

Pamela Decker: October 3, 2014

 
 

Pamela Decker is Professor of Organ/ Music Theory at the University of Arizona in Tucson and Organist at Tucson's Grace St. Paul Episcopal Church. Her compositions are published by Wayne Leupold Editions, C.F. Peters, Hinshaw, Augsburg Fortress and World Library Publications. As a recording artist she is represented on the Loft Recordings, Albany/Troy, Arkay, Bainbridge and CRI labels.

Dr. Decker has performed in the United States, Europe, the Baltic Region and Canada. She has been a featured recitalist in AGO National and Regional Conventions, and a number of international festivals and conferences. Her compositions have been performed in at least nineteen countries, and her works recorded by major artists have received critical acclaim in reviews. A Grmophone review referred to Decker as "an organist noble in the Bach line ... as a composer­performer she clearly falls into the lineage from which Bach and Duruflé are but two points on a long and distinguished timeline."

Pamela Decker holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stanford University. She has also studied both organ and composition as a Fulbright Scholar in Germany. She has won prizes in national and international competitions as both performer and composer. In 2004 she was awarded the Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize for Research/Creative Activity at the University of Arizona, and in 2000 she was awarded the College of Fine Arts Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Program

Prelude and Fugue in G Major, swv 550: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1150)

Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, op. 37, No. 1: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Prelude and Fugue in G Major, op. 37, No. 2: Felix Mendelssohn

Prélude et Danse fuguée (1964): Gaston Litaize (1909-1991)

A Triptych of Fugues (1965): Gerald Near (b. 1942)
II. Slowly, expressively

Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, swv 535: Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, op. 37, No. 3: Felix Mendelssohn

Jesu, dulcis memoria (2010): Pamela Decker (b. 1955)