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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

To End All Wars (I)

…music made in time of war, in reflection on war, and in commemoration of the centenary of the November 11, 1918 Armistice.

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Audio 1845 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

GUSTAV HOLST (trans. Sykes): Mars, the Bringer of War, fr The Planets –Peter Sykes (1933 Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Raven 380

ALAN GRAY: The Dead fr 1914 –Truro Cathedral Choir/Christopher Gray, director; Luke Bond (1887 Willis/Truro Cathedral, England) Regent 451

EMMA LOU DIEMER: Remembering (premiere) –Chelsea Chen (2012 Casavant/Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO) (r. 7/4/18)

FRANK FERKO: Cartes postales de la guerre (premiere) –Julia Scozzafava, mezzo-soprano. EDWARD ELGAR (trans. Grace): Solemn Prelude in Memoriam, fr For the Fallen, Op. 80 –Benjamin Sheen (1960 Aeolian-Skinner; 1993 Quimby/St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, MO) (r. 7/5/18)

JAMES MacMILLAN: Everyone Sang (premiere) –Spire Chamber Ensemble/Ben Spaulding; Jan Craybill (Casavant/Helzberg Hall) (r. 7/2/18)

DÉODAT de SÉVERAC: Élégie héroique –Olivier Vernet (2011 Thomas/Cathedral of Our Lady, Monaco) Ligia Digital 0104244-12

Hour 2

The Road Home”…honoring the contributions and sacrifices of millions of soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in World War One, this commemorative collaboration was presented during the 2018 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists. Musical selections include:

AARON COPLAND: Preamble for a Solemn Occasion. STEPHEN PAULUS: The Road Home. COPLAND: The Promise of Living. MARIE RUBIS BAUER: In our day of thanksgiving. PAULUS: Pilgrim’s Hymn, fr The Three Hermits Don Saliers, Michael Bauer, Stephanie Spalding, readers; Te Deum Chamber Choir/Joshua Maize, conductor; Elisa Bickers & Jan Kraybill, piano, Andrew Stadler, trumpet; Emily Foltz, oboe; Ben Justis, percussion; Lara West & Michael Bauer (2001 Martin Ott/Atonement Lutheran Church, Kansas City, MO) (r. 7/6/2018)

APOBAPIPEDREAMS is supported by the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley, by grants from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, and Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation. Additional support comes from Taylor & Boody, Organbuilders of Staunton, VA, and A. Thompson-Allen Company of New Haven, CT, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.

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