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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1714 Boizard organ at the Church of Saint Michel, Thiérache, France
1714 Boizard organ at Saint Michel Abbey, Saint Michel en Thiérache, France

He is Risen!

Choirs and instruments together celebrate the Easter Festival on our next Pipedreams program, a joyous collection of music for the Spring Awakening. Gerre Hancock leads the singers from Saint Thomas Church in New York City, Davitt Morony explores early 17th century French works, while David Fuller and friends present an entire organ symphony on an Easter theme.

Tendrils of tone waft heavenward as we rejoice in the reawakening energy of spring with works by Widor and Bach, plus contemporary improvisations and fantasies with a new vision. Verses and variations, fantasies and festivity, everything from Gregorian chants to electric guitars blend their songs in an uplifting surge He is Risen a resurrection rouser, this week on Pipedreams.

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Music played in the program

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Symphony Number 10, Opus 73, Romane

1st movement, Moderato –David Fuller (1990 C.B. Fisk/Slee Hall, SUNY-Buffalo, Buffalo, NY) Loft LRCD-1014

2nd movement, ChoralDaniel Chorzempa (1888 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France) Philips 410 054

3rd movement, CantileneHerman van Vliet (1888 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France) Festivo FECD-147/148

4th movement, FinalDaniel Roth (1862 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France) Motette CD MOT 11141

JOACHIM NEANDER: He is Risen! –Choir of Saint Thomas Church, Gerre Hancock, conductor (1956 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Thomas Episcopal, New York, NY) Koch CD-7441

LOUIS COUPERIN: 4 Easter Pieces: Invitatoire pour le Jour de Pasques; Tristes erant apostoli; Jesu salvator saeculi; Invitatoire de la Feste DieuDavitt Moroney (1714 Boizard/Abbey Church, Saint Michel en Thiérache, France) Temperaments CD-316001/02/03

KARL SCHARNWEBER: O Sacred Head –Thomas Klemm, sax; Wolfgang Schmiedt, guitar; Karl Scharnweber (1963 Marcussen/St. Peter Cathedral, Schleswig, Germany) Nabel 4650

LINDEMAN: Easter Morning/Pskemorgen –Povl Dissing, voice; Knut Reiersrud, guitar; Iver Kleive (1965 Marcussen/Odense Domkirke, Denmark) Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD229

SAMUEL SCHEIDT/J.S. BACH/GERALD NEAR: Easter Chorale, Christ ist erstanden –Memphis Chamber Choir and Memphis Boychoir, John Ayer (1990 Nichols & Simpson/Christ Episcopal, Little Rock, AR) Pro Organo CD 7119

BRIAN SCHOBER: Verses on the Easter Chant Victimae Paschali –Brian Schober (1996 Austin/Heavenly Rest Episcopal, New York, NY) Ethereal CD-125

FRÉDÉRIC BLANC: Easter Improvisation-Sortie, Christus VincitFrédéric Blanc (1888 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France) Motette CD MOT 11451

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