Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1900 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint Sever, Provence, France
The times, they are a-changing, and these days of evolving springtime bring equal measure of mystery and marvel. This week, we muse on this transformation of life with music for the spring festival of rebirth. French, German and American composers reflect on the Easter message. Marcel Dupré ponders the unknowable, Pierre Cochereau celebrates with dances and jubilation, while Richard Webster trumpets a Paschal Fanfare for the Risen Christ.
Celebrate the coming of spring with music inspired by the Easter Festival. In parish chapels and historic cathedrals, we rejoice in Resurrection Revelations.
SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Chorale-Improvisation, Wachet auf, Opus 65. HERBERT HOWELLS: Sarabande for the Morning of Easter. RICHARD WEBSTER: Paschal Suite for Trumpet and Organ, Passacaglia; Pastorale; Paean to the Risen Christ –Kevin Hartman, trumpet; Richard Webster (1921 Skinner/St. Luke Episcopal, Evanston, IL) JAV CD-125
MARCEL DUPRÉ: 6 Chorale-preludes for Passiontide/Easter, Opus 28, number 8, Out of the depths; Number 7, In my beloved God; Number 9, O Christ who art the light of the world; Number 10, Christ the Lamb of God; Number 12, Christ lay in the bonds of death; Number 11, Christ is risen from the dead –Janette Fishell (1986 Casavant Frères/St. George Episcopal, Nashville, TN) Naxos 8.553919
MAX REGER: 2 Easter Chorale-preludes, Christ ist erstanden, Opus 79b, Number 8/WoO; Ostern, Opus 145, number 5 –Rosalinde Haas (1983 Albiez/Mutter vom Guten Rat, Frankfurt-Niederrad, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 315 0353