St. John’s Church - Savannah, GA

March 1, 2020 Organ Prelude for Choral Evensong for Lent (William McNair)

March 6, 2020

We were very pleased to welcome William McNair as our guest organist for the Prelude to the Choral Evensong for Lent. 

From Eleven Choral Preludes, Op. 122........... Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

          O Sacred Head, Now Wounded (setting #1)

          O Sacred Head, Now Wounded (setting #2)

          O world, I must now leave thee

O man bewail thy grievous fall, BWV 622 ............ J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Elegy..............................................George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)

 

William McNair retired as organist and handbell choir director at First Presbyterian Church of Savannah, GA in 2019. He is a composer/arranger specializing in sacred music, with music published by Augsburg Fortress, GIA, and MorningStar.  He also curates a website -- Hymnsfororgan.org-- where you will find free downloadable hymns arrangements written for organists to use in accompanying congregational song.  McNair has degrees in organ performance, music theory, and piano performance.