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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1991 Fisk organ at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas] [decorative stamp]
1991 Fisk organ at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas

[1962 Austin organ at Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, Connecticut] [decorative stamp]
1962 Austin organ at Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, Connecticut

[1643 Bader-1814 Timpe-1996 Reil organ at St. Walburg Church, Zutphen, The Netherlands] [decorative stamp]
1643 Bader-1814 Timpe-1996 Reil organ at St. Walburg Church, Zutphen, The Netherlands

[1974 Harrison organ at Wells Cathedral, England] [decorative stamp]
1974 Harrison organ at Wells Cathedral, England

[1964 Rieger organ at Freiburg Cathedral, Germany] [decorative stamp]
1964 Rieger organ at Freiburg Cathedral, Germany

Let the Round Earth Rejoice

…with hymns, chorales, chants and organ solos, we reflect on spring's rebirth at Easter.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1312 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1312 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of March 25, 2012

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

ROBERT WILLIAMS: Jesus Christ is Risen TodayPalmer Memorial Choir & Brass/Brady Knapp, director/Ann Frohbeiter (1991 Fisk/Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Houston, TX) Palmer Church 2003

FLOR PEETERS: Symphonic Fantasy on an Easter Plainsong, Op. 13 –Peter Van de Velde (1891 Schyven/Our Lady's Cathedral, Antwerp, Belgium) Aeolus 10711

ANTON HEILLER: Ecce lignum crucisKlemens Schnorr (1964 Rieger chancel organ/Freiburg Cathedral, Germany) Motette 13236

GERALD NEAR: 4 Hymn Preludes (Immortal, invisible; Vater unser im Himmelreich; O Traurigkeit; Christ ist erstanden) –Steven Egler (1997 Casavant/Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI) White Pine 203

GERRE HANCOCK: The Saviour Redeems the World (improvisation on Ubi caritas and Vexilla Regis prodeunt) –Gerre Hancock (1962 Austin/Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, CT) Pro Organo 7233
Enjoy a DVD video of Dr. Hancock's improvisation here!

LILI BOULANGER: Pie Jesu –Magali Léger, soprano; Carolyn Shuster Fournier (1894 Cavaillé-Coll/Church of St. Antoine, Paris) Ligia Digital 0109206.09

JAMES MacMILLAN: Christus vincitWestminster Cathedral Choir/Martin Baker, conductor; David de Winter, treble (Westminster Cathedral, London) Hyperion 67219

Hour 2

JOHANN MICHAEL BACH: Jesus Christus, unser HeilandMichael Harris (1724 Schröter/St.Peter's Church, Wandersleben) Priory 1001

GEORG BÖHM: 2 Chorale-preludes on Christ lag in TodesbandenFriedhelm Flamme (1735 Creutzburg/St. Cyriakus Church, Duderstadt, Germany) cpo 777.501

JEAN TITELOUZE: Exultet coelom –Les Chantres du Roy; Yves-G. Préfontaine (1699 Tribout/Church of St. Martin de Seurre, Cote d'Or, France) Atma 2558

JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Heut triumphieret Gottes SohnFelix Friedrich (1739 Trost/St. Wenzel Church, Naumburg) Querstand 0203

BERT MATTER: Partita, Ich ruf zu dir –Johan Luimes (1643 Bader-1814 Timpe-1996 Reil/St. Walburg Church, Zutphen, The Netherlands) Walburga Musica 2507

HELMUT WALCHA: 3 Chorale-preludes (O armer Sünder; Jesu, deine Passion; Christ ist erstanden) –Wolfgang Rübsam (2004 Brombaugh/First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL) Naxos 8.572911

TORSTEN NILSSON: 3 Chorales on texts by Anders Frostenson, Op. 44 –Mona Julsrud, soprano; Bjørn Kåre Moe (1949 Marcussen/Oscar's Church, Stockholm, Sweden) BIS 924

G.F. HANDEL: Worthy is the LambAmen, fr MessiahWells Cathedral Choir and School Chamber Orchestra/Matthew Owens, conductor; Jonathan Waughan (1974 Harrison/Wells Cathedral, England) Regent 343


Add to your springtime Easter bouquet with this remarkable presentation (aural and visual) by organist Aaron David Miller…"A Flower Opens"


Related Programs:
Prayers and Alleluias (#1214)
Music for Eastertide (#1013)
This Joyful Eastertide (#0914)
From Palms to Passiontide (#0913)
Arising to the Day (#0714)
Easter Uprising (#0615)