1744 Bossart organ at Kloster Muri, Switzerland
1744 Bossart organ at Kloster Muri, Switzerland

Music for Eastertide #1013

…celebratory and contemplative scores explore the energy of the springtime festival of rebirth.

Hour 1

CHARLES KOECHLIN: Le Chant de la ResurrectionDenver Brass; Joseph Galema (2002 Schuke/Hamilton Hall, Newman Performing Arts Center, Denver, CO) Klavier K 11165

CARSON COOMAN: Easter Triumph! Easter Joy!Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London, Rupert Gough, conductor; Samuel Rathbome (1994 Tickell/Douai Abbey, Woolhampton, England, UK) Naxos 8.559361

HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANN: 3 verses of Christ lag in Todesbanden. J.S. BACH: Fantasy, Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 695 –Johannes Strobl (1744 Bossart/Cloister Church, Muri, Switzerland) Audite 92.560

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, BWV 625 –August Humer (1986 Brombaugh/Collegedale Church of Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN) Extempore 47881

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Office for Easter, from Petites Fleurs Musicales, Opus 66 –Vincent Boucher (2002 Casavant Frères/Église des Saints-Anges-Gardiens, Lachine, Québec, Canada) ATMA ACD2470

LUDVIG NIELSEN: Postludium for Easter, Opus 20 –Harald Gullichsen (1954 Jørgensen/Skien Church, Norway) Victoria 19007

WILLIAM MATHIAS: Chorale Easter 1966Richard Lea (1967 J.W. Walker/Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, England, UK) Priory PRCD870

WILLIAM HORSLEY: Hymn, There is a green hill far awayChoir of Truro Cathedral, Andrew Methsingha, conductor; Simon Morley (1887 Henry Willis/Truro Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD5019

SUE MITCHELL WALLACE: Were you there? –Cathedral Festival Choirs, Paul Salamunovich, conductor; Frederick Swann (2003 Dobson/Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA) Thallander Foundation 2007

CARLETON BUCK/DOUGLAS WAGNER: A Time for RejoicingCorpus Christi Cathedral Youth Chorale & Choristers, Lee Gwozdz, conductor; Greg Labus (1984 Ballard/Corpus Christi Cathedral, TX) World Library CD-2413

GERRE HANCOCK: The Savior’s Triumph, Improvisation for EasterGerre Hancock (1962 Austin/Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, CT) Pro Organo CD 7233. A video of this performance is available on You Tube

Filler –CHARLES KOECHLIN (see above)

Hour 2

LOUIS VIERNE: Kyrie, from Messe Solennelle, Opus 16, with related liturgical music for Easter Mass –Choeur Gregorian de Paris, Thibaut Marlin, conductor; Choeur d’Oratorio de Paris, Jean Sourisse, conductor; Éric Lebrun (1844 Daublaine & Callinet; 1857 Cavaillé-Coll Choir organ/Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France) & Daniel Roth (1862 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France) JAV CD-179

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Symphony Number 10, Opus 73, Romane:
movement 1 –Daniel Chorzempa (1888 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France) Philips 410.054
movement 2 –Ben van Oosten (1888 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 316.0406
movement 3 –Daniel Roth (1862 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France) Motette CD MOT 11141
movement 4 –Herman van Vliet (1888 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France) Festivo FECD-147/148

Filler –DANIEL ROTH: Improvised Postlude for Easter, JAV CD-179, see above


Check out an early PIPEDREAMS program from 1982 that features an exciting concert performance of the Symphonie Romane by Professor Robert Glasgow