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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington DC][decorative stamp]
Aeolian–Skinner at the National Cathedral, Washington DC

[2000 GoArt/Örgryte New Church, Göteburg, Sweden][decorative stamp]
1717 Trost at St. Walpurgis Church, Grossengottern, Germany

[1996 Casavant/Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX][decorative stamp]
1996 Casavant at Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX

[1739 Trost/Castle Church, Altenburg, Germany][decorative stamp]
1739 Trost at Castle Church, Altenburg, Germany

[1908-2001 Harrison/Ely Cathedral, England][decorative stamp]
1908–2001 Harrison at Ely Cathedral, England

Music for Easter

…whether in Baroque chorale-preludes, Victorian anthems, or contemporary meditations, compositions for the Resurrection Festival always uplifts.

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Hour 1

HORATIO PARKERLight’s glittering mornChoirs of Grace Cathedral (San Francisco) and Washington National Cathedral/Douglas Major, director; Robert Lehman (Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington DC) EMI Classics 54134

J. S. BACHEaster Chorale-preludes, fr Orgelbüchlein, BWV 625-629 (Christ ist erstanden; Erstanden ist der herrliche Christ; Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag; Jesus Christus, unser Heiland; Christ lag in Todesbanden) –James Kibbie (1717 Trost/St. Walpurgis Church, Grossengottern, Germany) Block M Records 10

SYDNEY NICHOLSON (arr. Procter):  Lift high the cross –Festival Choir and Brass/David Keith, director; Albert Travis (1996 Casavant/Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX) Resmiranda 8068

HUBERT PARRYChorale-Fantasia, When I survey the wondrous crossDavid Goode (1885 Hill/Eton College Chapel, Windsor, England) Regent 365

LARRY KINGResurrectionSharonRose Pfeiffer (Skinner/Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA) Paraclete Press 059

JOHAN LUDWIG KREBSChrist lag in Todesbanden, fr Clavierübung I; –Michaelstein Chamber Choir; Christine Schornsheim, harpsichord; Felix Friedrich (1739 Trost/Castle Church, Altenburg, Germany) Querstand 0106

KREBSHerzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr (2 settings)Beatrice-Maria Weinberger (1787 Holzhey/Weissenau Abbey, Germany) Motette 12761

Hour 2

PATRICK HADLEY: My beloved spakeEly Cathedral Choir/Paul Trepte, director; Edmund Aldhouse (1908-2001 Harrison/Ely Cathedral, England) Regent 441

HELMUT WALCHA:  3 Chorale-preludes (Christe, du Beistand deiner Kreuzgemeine; Befiehl du deine Wege; Erstanden ist der heilig Christ) –Delbert Disselhorst (2004 Brombaugh/1st Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL) Naxos 8.572913

EDWARD NAYLORChrist both died and roseChoir of Emmanuel College, Cambridge/Richard Latham, director; Adam Mathias (1988 Jones/Emmanuel College Chapel) Regent 426

KNUT NYSTEDTResurrexit, Op. 68Mona Julsrud, soprano; Gunnar Petersen-Øverlier (1986 Lund/Valerenga Church, Oslo, Norway) Simax 1127

MARCEL DUPRÉCrucifixion, fr Symphonie PassionPeter Richard Conte (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC) Pro Organo 7250

DUPRÉResurrection, fr Symphonie PassionPeter Richard Conte (Wanamaker organ/Macy’s Department Store, Philadelphia, PA) Gothic 49240


We recommend listening to these additional programs with more Music for Easter:

            #1415 – An Easter Offering
            #1312 – Let the Round Earth Rejoice
            #1214 – Prayers and Alleluias
            #1116 – An Easter Awakening
            #1013 – Music for Eastertide
            #0914 – A Joyful Eastertide
            #0811 – A Resurrection Festival    
            #0714 – Arising to the Day
            #0615 – Easter Uprising
            #9215 – Light's Glittering Morn


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