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Chorale No. 3 | Cesar Franck
Sinfonia from Cantata 29 | J.S. Bach, arr. Guilmant, Hebble, Nelson
"Hoe-Down" from Rodeo | Aaron Copland, arr. Sam Nelson
Variations Sur un Noel | Marcel Dupre
Cavatina from String Quartet in B-Flat Major | Beethoven, arr. Sam Nelson
Prelude, Fugue, and Chaconne | Dietrich Buxtehude
Fantaisie in F minor, K. 608 | W.A. Mozart
I. Allegro from Organ Symphony No. 2 | Louis Vierne
I. Allegro Vivace from Symphony No. 5 | C.M. Widor



Trio Sonata No. 1 in E-flat major, BWV 525

Trio Sonata No. 3 in d minor, BWV 527

Trio Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV 530

Prelude and fugue in D major, BWV 532

Fantasy and fugue in c minor, BWV 537

Toccata in F, BWV 540

Fantasy and fugue in G minor, “the great,” BWV 542

Prelude and fugue in a minor, BWV 543

Prelude and fugue in e minor, “the wedge,” BWV 548

Toccata and fugue in d minor, BWV 565

Fugue in G major, a la gigue, BWV 577

Little fugue in G minor, BWV 578

Violin Sonata No. 1 in b mionr, BWV 1014 (harpsichord)


-Christ lag in todesbanden, BWV 625

-Jesu, Meine Freude, BWV 610

-Herr Gott, nun Schleuss den Himmel Auf, BWV 617

-In Dir ist Freude, BWV 615

-In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 608

-Wer nur den Lieben Gott Lässt Walten, BWV 642

Wachet Auf ruft uns die stimme, BWV 645


Festival Te Deum


Prelude, Fugue, and Chaconne, BuxWV 137


"Hoedown" from Rodeo


Prelude and Fugue in G minor, Op. 7, No. 3

Variations Sur un Noel, Op. 20


Chorale No. 3, FWV 40

Prelude, fugue, and variation in b minor, Op. 18


Robert Hebble:



Seven Pallete Sketches from Utrillo

Meditation on “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need”

Meditation on “I Wonder as I Wander”

Toccatino con Rico Tino  (postlude on “FESTAL SONG”)

Simple Gifts

Were You There?


David N. Johnson:

Trumpet tune in A major

Processional in E flat major



Fantasy in F minor, K. 608 (Peeters edition)

Te Deum in C major, KV 141 (66b)


Pictures at an Exhibition



Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42, No. 1

Symphony No. 6 in G minor, Op. 42, No. 2

  1. Allegro



Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 14 | VI. Final

Symphony No. 2 in e minor, Op. 20 | I. Allegro

Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54, No. 6


Concerto Grosso in d minor, RV 565



Johann Sebastian Bach St Thomas
"You play as if you love to play the organ."

-  Joan Lippincott

"[That's] not Bach!"

-  Lee Ridgeway

Sam Nelson was born in Lynn, Massachusetts and held his first organist position at the age of 12. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from Gordon College in 2011 under the tutelage of Dr. Roy Brunner and Mr. Douglas Marshall. In 2012 he won second prize at the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival. In 2018, he completed a Master of Music degree at Boston University under the tutelage of Peter Sykes. Sam was the organist at Washington Street Baptist Church in Lynn from 2002 to 2013, Music Director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lynnfield, MA 2013-2019, and is currently the Organist and Choirmaster at Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota, FL.


Sam has also served as Tour Manager and Organ Technician for Cameron Carpenter and The International Touring Organ during the 2015 and 2016 US Winter Tours and the 2016 premiere of Carpenter's arrangement of "Variations on a Theme of Paganini" by Rachmaninoff with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in China.



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