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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1900 Cavaillé-Coll at Saint Sever, Provence, France
1900 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint Sever, Provence, France

Resurrection Revelations

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.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • April 14, 2003

Music played in the program

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 deadJanette Fishell (1986 Casavant Frères/St. George Episcopal, Nashville, TN) Naxos 8.553919

ADOLPHE MARTY: La Résurrection, Poeme sacré –Marie-Therese Jehan (1885 Cavaillé-Coll/Abbatiale de Saint-Sever, France) Edition Lade CD-025

PIERRE COCHEREAU: Alleluia de Paques –Jeremy Filsell (1967 J.W. Walker/Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, England, UK) ASV CD-1104

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: La Résurrection du Christ, from Livre du Saint Sacrement –Anne Page (1942 Hill, Norman & Beard/Norwich Cathedral, England, UK) Guild GMCD 7228/29

JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Prelude & Chorales, Christ lag in Todesbanden, from Clavier-Übung –William Porter (1806 Schiörlin/Parish Church, Gammalkil, Sweden) Loft LRCD-1026

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