The Friends of Music Concert Series at the First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm St., has scheduled the third concert in the Complete Bach Organ Works series presented by director of music and organist Tom Mueller. The concert will be held Sunday, March 21, which happens to be the 325th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach.

The program will include Bach’s final work for organ, the Canonic Variations on “Vom Himmel hoch da komm’ ich her,” BWV 769, which was composed for Bach’s acceptance into the Leipzig-based Society for the Musical Sciences in 1747. Like many of the works dating from his final decade, including the Goldberg Variations and The Art of Fugue, the Canonic Variations reflect Bach’s increasing interest in canonic and fugal technique.

Other works to be performed include the Concerto in D, BWV 596 (after Concerto Grosso in D, Opus 3/11 RV 565 by Antonio Vivaldi); the Piece d’Orgue, BWV 572; the Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 545; and selections from the Neumeister Collection.

The concert will begin at 4 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. A reception will follow in the church’s Mayflower Room with light refreshments and an opportunity to meet and discuss the music with Mueller.

Mueller, a Maine native, is a performer, composer and educator. As a classical organist and pianist, his travels have taken him across the United States and Europe including a period of study in the Netherlands, where he studied early music of the North German repertoire. A specialist in choral composition, he has had works performed throughout the United States and performances have been featured on international radio and television broadcasts. He also plays guitar in The Muellers, a well-known family bluegrass group that has performed throughout North America. Their fourth album, “The Muellers,” was released last year.

Mueller holds music degrees from the University of Maine at Augusta (jazz composition) and the University of Notre Dame (organ, conducting and liturgy.) In January, he embarked on a year-long series of 18 concerts that will present the complete organ works of Bach. Bach’s compositions are the most important body of work in the organ repertoire, and Mueller will be one of the youngest American organists to ever accomplish this feat.

Admission is free, although donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, call the church at 236-4821.

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