Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1714 Boizard organ at Saint Michel Abbey, Saint Michel en Thiérache, France
Choirs and instruments together celebrate the Easter Festival on our next Pipedreams program, a joyous collection of music for the Spring Awakening. Gerre Hancock leads the singers from Saint Thomas Church in New York City, Davitt Morony explores early 17th century French works, while David Fuller and friends present an entire organ symphony on an Easter theme.
Tendrils of tone waft heavenward as we rejoice in the reawakening energy of spring with works by Widor and Bach, plus contemporary improvisations and fantasies with a new vision. Verses and variations, fantasies and festivity, everything from Gregorian chants to electric guitars blend their songs in an uplifting surge He is Risen a resurrection rouser, this week on Pipedreams.
CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Symphony Number 10, Opus 73, Romane
1st movement, Moderato –David Fuller (1990 C.B. Fisk/Slee Hall, SUNY-Buffalo, Buffalo, NY) Loft LRCD-1014
LOUIS COUPERIN: 4 Easter Pieces: Invitatoire pour le Jour de Pasques; Tristes erant apostoli; Jesu salvator saeculi; Invitatoire de la Feste Dieu –Davitt Moroney (1714 Boizard/Abbey Church, Saint Michel en Thiérache, France) Temperaments CD-316001/02/03
SAMUEL SCHEIDT/J.S. BACH/GERALD NEAR: Easter Chorale, Christ ist erstanden –Memphis Chamber Choir and Memphis Boychoir, John Ayer (1990 Nichols & Simpson/Christ Episcopal, Little Rock, AR) Pro Organo CD 7119