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2014 Casavant
2014 Casavant at Maison Symphonique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Peace Pieces

…even when conflict seems unavoidably omnipresent, music can take us to a better place.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

GUSTAV HOLST (trans. Wills):  Mars, the Bringer of War, fr The Planets –Scott Farrell (1905 Walker-1989 Mander/Rochester Cathedral, England) Regent 507

DANIEL KNAGGS:  Kyrie for Peace in Our Time (2012) –Shepherd Vocal Ensemble/Richard Robbins, director; Monica Czausz (1996 Fisk-Rosales/Edith Bates Old Organ Studio, Rice University, Houston, TX)  Ecce Records 2013

MALCOLM WILLIAMSON:  Peace in Childhood, fr Peace Pieces –Tom Winpenny (1963 Walker/St. John the Evangelist Church, Islington, London, England) Naxos 8.571375/6

JEAN LANGLAIS:  Poem of Peace –Ann Labounsky (1963 Casavant/Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, PA) Voix du Vent 1005

MALCOLM WILLIAMSON: Peace in Youth, fr Peace Pieces –Tom Winpenny (1963 Walker/St. John the Evangelist Church, Islington, London, England) Naxos 8.571375/6

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT:  Symphonic Chorale, Nun ruhen alle Wälder, Op. 87, no. 3 –Anu Hostikka, soprano; Petri Tapio Mattson, violin; Markku Mäkinen 1929 Kangasala/Tampere Cathedral, Finland)  Alba 250

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Hour 2

JOSÉ JIMÉNEZ:  Batalla de sexto tono –Guy Bovet (Anonymous 17th c./Salamanca Cathedral, Spain) Valois 4650

LANGLAIS:  Chant de paix –Ann Labounsky (1977 Casavant/St. Peter Cathedral, Erie, PA) Voix du Vent 1001

JOHN GOSS:  Anthem, O pray for the peace of Jerusalem –Cathedral Choir/John Scott; Huw Williams (Willis-Mander/St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England) Hyperion 67483

MALCOLM WILLIAMSON:  Peace in America, fr Peace Pieces –Jeremy Filsell (1964 Möller-2000 Goulding & Wood/Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC) Raven 915

HERBERT HOWELLS:  Anthem, O pray for the peace of Jerusalem –Cathedral Choir/John Scott; Huw Williams (Willis-Mander/St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England) Hyperion 67087

ANDERS JORMIN:  Song 80 –Lena Willemark, voice; Marilyn Crispell, piano; Anders Jormin, bass; Raymond Strid, percussion; Karin Nelson (1998 Verscheuren/Organ Hall at Musikhögskolan, Göteborg, Sweden) ECM 1866

LEO SOWERBY:  Requiescat in Pace –Lorenz Maycher (1949Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, TX) Raven 310

BELA KOVACS:  Shalom Aleichem –André Moisan, clarinet; Hélene Lemay, trombone; Frédéric Alarie, bass; Paul Picard, percussion; Jean-Willy Kunz (2014 Casavant/Maison Symphonique, Montreal, Quebec) ATMA 2-2721

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We offer this program, with hope, in observance of the International Day of Peace (September 21).


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