This is the Day #0023
It’s all so familiar but also the beginning of an uncharted adventure. This week’s Pipedreams program explores wedding music in its broader implications. We’ll have traditional processionals, historic works in celebration of a joy-filled day, exotic pieces from Finland and the Czech Republic songs and ballads about true, perfect and wondrous love, an anthem about an amiable dwelling place, and even a warning lest fools rush in. For June brides or newlyweds at any time of the year, it’s music which proclaims This is the Day.
RUTH WATSON HENDERSON: Trumpet Voluntary –Ian Pearson, trumpet; Ted Gentry (1995 Reuter/Centenary UMC, Lexington, KY) Americus CD-1006
DAVID LORD: Anthem, Close to my breast thy perfect love –Saint Catherine’s School Choir, Nick Stephenson, conductor; Jeffrey Smith (1951; 1968 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Stephen Episcopal, Richmond, VA) Pro Organo CD 7061
JEFFREY SMITH: Anthem, O how amiable are thy dwellings –Choir of Christ Church, John Cummins, conductor; Schuyler Robinson (1949 Holtkamp/Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, KY) Pro Organo CD 7056
DAVID PETTIT: Marriage at Cana –Alan Siebert, trumpet; David Pettit (1994 Rodgers/St. Peter in Chains RCC, Hamilton, OH) Integra Classic CD-953