Those Gospel Preludes #0715
…composer William Bolcom provides glimpses into the creation of these beguiling re-imaginings of familiar American tunes.
WILLIAM BOLCOM: What a friend we have in Jesus!, Book I, #1 –Robert Anderson (1980 Sipe/Hennepin Avenue UMC, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 13, 1980
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Rock of Ages/La cathedrale engloutie, Book I, #2 –William Kuhlman (1978 Sipe/Center for Faith and Life, Luther College, Decorah, IA) Pipedreams Archive recorded November 16, 1980
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Just as I am, without one plea, Book I, #3 –Keith Weber (1993 C.B. Fisk/Caruth Auditorium, SMU, Dallas, TX) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 18, 1994
GARDNER READ: 2 American Hymn Preludes: Do not I love thee, O my lord; Hark, the jubilee is sounding –Barbara Harbach (1983 C.B. Fisk/Downtown United Presbyterian, Rochester, NY) Gasparo CD-258
VIRGIL THOMSON: Shall we gather at the river –John Obetz (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Community of Christ Auditorium, Independence, MO) RBWCD-010
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Shall we gather at the river, Book II, #3 –Douglas Cleveland (1994 Berghaus/Sacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corners, WI) Pipedreams Archive
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Jesus loves me, Book II, #2 –Stephen Self (2001 Lively-Fulcher/St. Olaf RCC, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded November 10, 2003
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Amazing Grace, Book II, #1 –Stephen Self (2001 Lively-Fulcher/St. Olaf RCC, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded November 10, 2003
WILLIAM BOLCOM: 2 Preludes on Jewish Melodies: Number 1, Hinei mah tov; Number 3, Hal’luhu –Thom Miles (1866 Koehnken/Plum Street Temple, Cincinnati, OH) Arsis CD-157
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, Book IV, #1 –Marilyn Mason (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Pipedreams PD 1001
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Sweet hour of prayer, Book IV, #2 –Delbert Disselhorst (1996 Pasi/Wolf Residence, Kirkland, WA) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 4, 1994
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Free Fantasia on O Zion, haste and How firm a foundation, Book IV, #3 –David Higgs (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Gothic G49117
Filler –WILLIAM BOLCOM: Fantasia, Book IV, #3 –Marilyn Mason (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Pipedreams PD 1001
David Higgs will present a concert, April 22, 2007, devoted entirely to William Bolcom’s Gospel Preludes as part of a two-week festival, Illuminating Bolcom, April 21-May 5, 2007, in the Minnesota twin cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
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