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Christopher S. Anderson

Christopher S. Anderson

Associate Professor of Sacred Music

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214.768.3160

Education

Ph.D. in Performance Practices, Duke University, 1999 Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart, 1991-92 M.M. and M.S.M., Southern Methodist University, 1991 B.A., Transylvania University, 1988

Teaching Specialties

Western music history and theory; the organ in church and society; intersections of theology and music; performance practice; German romanticism and modernism

Research Interests

Music of Max Reger; the musical culture of Leipzig; German musical culture circa 1880-1950

Selected Publications

::  Christopher Anderson and Dean Billmeyer, eds. An Introduction to the Organ Music of Max Reger. Annotated Performers Edition Series. Wayne Leupold Editions (forthcoming 2016).
::  “‘A Drop of English Blood’: Karl Straube’s Multifaceted Relations to England.” Journal of the British Institute of Organ Studies 39 (2015): 56–81.
::  “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy und Friedrich Schleiermacher: zur musikalischen Theologie des Paulus.” In Musik, Kirchenmusik, Theologie. Festschrift Christoph Krummacher zum 65. Geburtstag (München: Strube, 2014). 143–91.
::  Christopher Anderson, ed. Twentieth-Century Organ Music. Routledge Studies in Musical Genres. New York and London: Routledge, 2012.
::  Jon Laukvik, Orgelschule zur historischen Aufführungspraxis, Trans. Christopher Anderson, Historical Performance Practice in Organ Playing - Volume 2, Romanticism (Stuttgart: Carus, 2010).
::  Max Reger at SMU (Soundboard label). Opp. 135b, 59/2, 67/3, and 57 on the C. B. Fisk organ op. 101 of Caruth Auditorium and the Aeolian-Skinner/Schudi/Dupont organ of Perkins Chapel. Fall 2009.
::  “Noch einmal Max Reger und Karl Straube: Gedanken über die bekannte Zusammenarbeit vor dem Hintergrund eines werdenden Straube-Bilds.” In Reger-Studien 9. Konfession – Werk – Interpretation. Perspektiven der Orgelwerke Max Regers. Kongressbericht Mainz 2012. Stuttgart: Carus, 2013. 229–46.
::  “In Bach’s Spirit: Karl Straube’s Liszt Editions and Their Background.” The Organ Yearbook 41 (2012). 115–36.

Professional Distinctions

Max Miller Book Award (2006) for Max Reger and Karl Straube (Ashgate 2003), given by the Organ Library, American Guild of Organists, Boston University School of Theology; British Institute of Organ Studies Representative to North America; Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst grants 2001 (Meiningen) and 1996 (Leipzig)

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