Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1997 Goulding & Wood organ at Saint Meinrad’s Abbey, IN
This week is all about Music in Monasteries as we revel in the glorious sonorities of instruments old and new in abbey churches and convent chapels. Whether playing a Little Oboe Concerto at southern Germany, moderating a solemn mass in Provence, or celebrating new wine on the Indiana plains, these instruments resound in equal measure for prayer AND praise.
Worship and the arts come together at Saint Meinrad, Indiana, Saint Maximin, Provence, and half a dozen other destinations where organ music enhances the life experience with beauty, grace and power. Hear works from four centuries as our tour bus takes us on the rounds, fueled by Abbey Gas.
MAX PINCHARD: Prieres Liturgiques –Philippe Dambreville, trumpet; Michel Baumel (1964 Haerpfer-Erman/Église Saint Wandrille Abbey, France) SM CD-1218.58
FRANÇOIS COUPERIN: Sanctus & Agnus Dei, from Messe pour les Paroisses –Schola Meridionalis; Michel Bouvard (1775 Isnard/Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Sainte-Maximin la Sainte-Baume, France) BMG/RCA CD-70042
SEBASTIAN WOLFF: 3 Pieces: Prelude, Most ancient of all mysteries; Trio, Lo, he comes with clouds descending; Carillon: Hommage a Mulet et Vierne –Jeremy Filsell (1939 Walker/Buckfast Abbey, England, UK) Herald CD-229