Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1995 Marcussen organ in the Chapel of Saint Augustine, Tonbridge School in Kent, England, UK
Trumpet fanfares and other bracing measures spice up this week’s broadcast as we celebrate spring with improvisations and anthems dedicated to the festival of rebirth. Marilyn Keiser plays a Festal Flourish, Kevin Bowyer borrows from Bach’s Little Organ Book, James Culp asks a pointed question, Craig Philips contributes a song for a special morning awakening, and everywhere sons and daughters sing. With instruments in Texas, Italy, and our nation’s capitol, and choirs from Beverly Hills and Britain, we offer Music for an Easter Uprising.
CHARLES TOURNEMIRE (arranged by Maurice Duruflé): Choral Improvisation on Victimae Paschali Laudes –Marie-Madeleine Duruflé-Chevalier (1964 Möller; 2001 Goulding & Wood/National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC) Gothic G49107
TRADITIONAL: Chant, Victimae Paschali Laudes. HENRI NIBELLE: Toccata, Victimae Paschali Laudes –Jacques Kauffmann (unidentified French instrument) Skarbo 1957
TRADITIONAL: Chant, O filii et filiae. JEAN-FRANÇOIS DANDRIEU: Offertory for Easter –Choeur Gregorian de Paris, Jaan-Eik Tulve, conductor; Jean-Patrice Brosse (1982 Lacroix/Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, France) Pierre Verany 94034
PETER HALLOCK: Anthem, At the lamb’s royal banquet. CRAIG PHILLIPS: Anthem, On this bright Easter morn –Choir of All Saints Church, Beverly Hills, Thomas Foster, conductor; Craig Phillips (1951 Casavant Frères; 1978 Rosales; 1988 Schlicker/All Saints Episcopal, Beverly Hills, CA) Gothic G49097
G. DENE BARNARD: Hymn, Christ triumphant, ever reigning –Choir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer, conductor; Rupert Gough (1857 Henry Willis; 1974 Harrison & Harrison/Wells Cathedral, England, UK) Hyperion CDA12101