1999 Dobson-Rosales organ at West Market Street UMC, Greensboro, North Carolina
1999 Dobson-Rosales organ at West Market Street UMC, Greensboro, North Carolina

An Easter Awakening #1116

…music to commemorate the Christian Resurrection Festival and celebrate the earth’s joyful rebirth in springtime.

Hour 1

RICHARD WEBSTER (arranged): Christ the Lord is risen today - Festival Choir & Brass, Richard Webster, conductor; Thomas Whittemore (1921 Skinner/St. Luke Episcopal, Evanston, IL) Advent Press 2000

CHARLES MANNING: Improvisation-Fantasy, Christ the Lod is risen todayCharles Manning (1999 Goulding & Wood/St. Luke UMC, Indianapolis, IN) ChaZam 71917

SAMUEL SCHEIDT: Variations, Christ lag in TodesbandenFrances Conover Fitch (1958 Flentrop/Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) OHS 2000

J.S. BACH: 3 Easter Chorale-preludes, from Orgelbüchlein: Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 625; Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 626; Christ ist erstanden, BWV 627 –George Ritchie (1998 Fritts/Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA) Raven OAR-580
Hymn settings were sung by the Fynske Chamber Choir of Denmark, Alice Joensen, conductor; Nimbus NI 5457/8

LANCE HULME: Toccata, Christ the Lord is risen todaySusan Bates (1999 Dobson-Rosales/West Market Street UMC, Greensboro, NC) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 19, 2009

SIR HENRY WALFORD DAVIES: O sons and daughtersChoir of Bath Abbey, Peter King, conductor; Marcus Sealy (1997 Klais/Bath Abbey, England, UK) Priory PRCD851

HERMANN SCHROEDER: Christ ist erstandenWilliam Watkins (1957 Aeolian-Skinner/Georgetown Presbyterian, Washington, DC) Vermont Organ Academy 02

CALVIN HAMPTON: Prayer and Alleluias, from Three Pieces –Michael Messina (1983 Schantz/Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, IN) Trinity 2009

Filler –RICHARD WEBSTER (see above)


Hour 2

TIMOTHY MOKE (arranged): 2 Easter Hymns: The Day of Resurrection; Christ the Lord is risen todayTimothy Moke, trumpet; Georg Masanz (1993 Hauser/Church of Saints Peter & Paul, Kirchdorf, Switzerland) Moke Recordings CD-2005

JOHN FERGUSON: Meditation on an Easter Hymn –J. Marty Cope (1990 Möller/Calvary Church, Charlotte, NC) Psallant Music 815

JIŘÍ ROPEK: Variations on Victimas paschali laudesCherry Rhodes (1999 Ott/Trinity Lutheran, Lansdale, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 5, 2002

ANTON HEILLER: Fantasy, Victimae paschali laudesKlemens Schnorr (4 organs, by Rieger, Marcussen, Spáth and Fischer & Kraemer/Münster Unserer Lieben Frau, Germany) Motette CD MOT 13231

MATTHIAS MÜCK: Chorale-prelude, O Haupt voll Blut und WundenMatthias Mück (2005 Eule/Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, Magdeburg, Germany) Unda Maris UM-20391

OTTO MARIA KRÄMER: Fantasy, Victimas paschali laudesOtto Maria Krämer (2005 Eule/Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, Magdeburg, Germany) Unda Maris UM-20391

CARLOS XAVIER SANTIAGO: Iberian Feast of the ResurrectionFrederick Hohman (2004 Wicks/First Congregational, Kalamazoo, MI) Pro Organo CD 2006

TRADITIONAL: This joyful EastertideChoir of Church of the Advent, Boston, Mark Dwyer, conductor; H. Ross Wood (1936 Aeolian-Skinner/Church of the Advent, Boston, MA) JAV OLRC Special

Filler –OTTO MARIA KRÄMER (see above)