1995 Marcussen at the Tonbridge School Chapel, Kent, England.
1995 Marcussen at the Tonbridge School Chapel, Kent, England.

Music for an Easter Uprising #0016

Trumpet fanfares and other bracing measures spice up this week’s broadcast as we celebrate spring with improvisations and anthems dedicated to the festival of rebirth. Marilyn Keiser plays a Festal Flourish, Kevin Bowyer borrows from Bach’s Little Organ Book, James Culp asks a pointed question, Craig Philips contributes a song for a special morning awakening, and everywhere sons and daughters sing. With instruments in Texas, Italy, and our nation’s capitol, and choirs from Beverly Hills and Britain, we offer Music for an Easter Uprising.

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE (arranged by Maurice Duruflé): Choral Improvisation on Victimae Paschali LaudesMarie-Madeleine Duruflé-Chevalier (1964 Möller; 2001 Goulding & Wood/National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC) Gothic G49107

TRADITIONAL: Chant, Victimae Paschali Laudes. HENRI NIBELLE: Toccata, Victimae Paschali Laudes –Jacques Kauffmann (unidentified French instrument) Skarbo 1957

ALPHONSE MAILLY: Easter FlowersArturo Sacchetti (1930 Steinmeyer/Evangelical Lutheran, Rome, Italy) Arts Music CD-47393

TRADITIONAL: Chant, O filii et filiae. JEAN-FRANÇOIS DANDRIEU: Offertory for Easter –Choeur Gregorian de Paris, Jaan-Eik Tulve, conductor; Jean-Patrice Brosse (1982 Lacroix/Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, France) Pierre Verany 94034

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Christ ist erstanden, S. 627 –Fynske Chamber Choir, Alice Joensen, conductor; Kevin Bowyer (1962; 1987 Marcussen & Søn/St. Hans Church, Odense, Denmark) Nimbus NI 5457/8

HANS LUDWIG SCHILLING: Canzona, Christ ist erstandenBernhard Kratzer, trumpet; Martin Sander (1983 Sandtner/Cathedral of Our Lady, Villingen, Germany) Fermate CD-20008

GORDON JACOB: Festal FlourishMarilyn Keiser (1996 Schantz/Fairmont Presbyterian, Cleveland Heights, OH) Arkay AR6162

PETER HALLOCK: Anthem, At the lamb’s royal banquet. CRAIG PHILLIPS: Anthem, On this bright Easter morn –Choir of All Saints Church, Beverly Hills, Thomas Foster, conductor; Craig Phillips (1951 Casavant Frères; 1978 Rosales; 1988 Schlicker/All Saints Episcopal, Beverly Hills, CA) Gothic G49097

SEBASTIAN WOLFF: Fanfare for Easter Day; Partita, Christ the Lord is risen againJeremy Filsell (1939 Walker/Buckfast Abbey, England, UK) Herald CD-229

PETER MAXWELL DAVIES: Reliqui domum meumKevin Bowyer (1995 Marcussen/St. Augustine Chapel, Tonbridge School, Kent, England, UK) Nimbus NI 5509

CHARLES CALLAHAN: Chorale-improvisation, Were you there? –James Culp (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/First Presbyterian, Kilgore, TX) Hallmark CD-350282

ARTHUR BLISS: Fanfare –Colin Walsh (1898 Henry Willis/Lincoln Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD379

G. DENE BARNARD: Hymn, Christ triumphant, ever reigningChoir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer, conductor; Rupert Gough (1857 Henry Willis; 1974 Harrison & Harrison/Wells Cathedral, England, UK) Hyperion CDA12101