1959 Aeolian-Skinner Community of Christ Auditorium, Independence.
1959 Aeolian-Skinner Community of Christ Auditorium, Independence.
Photo–David J. Wheaton

(Not Your Average) Sunday Music #1232

…several select and sonorous scores explore the notion of ‘sacred’ from a different point of view.

Hour 1

VIRGIL THOMSON: Variations on a Sunday School Tune, Shall we gather at the riverJohn Obetz (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Community of Christ Auditorium, Independence, MO) RBW 010

HENDRIK ANDRIESSEN: Sonata da Chiesa –Charles Page (1873 Stevens/First Congregational Church, East Cambridge, MA) OHS CD-92

PETR EBEN: Sunday Music, Fantasia I; Fantasia II, Moto ostinato; Finale –Marvin Mills (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 19, 2011

Filler – EBEN: Moto ostinato (see above)

Hour 2

ARCANGELO CORELLI: Sonata da Chiesa in D, Op. 5, no. 1 –Elisabeth Schneider, violin; Viggo Mangor, lute; Ulrik Spang-Hanssen, organ (2002 Klop trunk organ) Bridge 9371

FRANZ LISZT (trans. Saint-Saens): St. Francis of Assisi Preaches to the BirdsWinfried Bönig (1998 & 2002 Klais/Cologne Cathedral, Germany) Motette CD MOT 13254

DANIEL PINKHAM: Sonata da ChiesaCarol Rodland, viola; Catherine Rodland (2007 Holtkamp/Boe Memorial Chapel, Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN) Crystal 839

ALEC ROWLEY: BenedictusJaap Kroonenburg (1732 Garrels/Grote Kerk, Maassluis, The Netherlands) Garrels 1732.06.24

NED ROREM: Sunday Night,from Views from the Oldest HouseCatharine Crozier (1986 Marcussen/Wiedemann Hall, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS) Delos 3076

Filler – CORELLI (see above)

Note that you can listen to Dr. John Obetz play the premiere performance of Ned Rorem's "Views from the Oldest House" (r. 7/1/1982) on PIPEDREAMS Program No. 8602.

Several excellent commercial recordings of Petr Eben's "Sunday Music" are available:

Judith Hancock at St. Thomas Church, NYC (Gothic 49100)
Gunther Rost at the Neubaukirche in Wurzburg (Motette 12934)
Dan Zerfass at the Einhard-Basilica St. Marcellinus & Petrus in Seligenstadt (IFO 097)
Halgeir Schlager at the Hedvig Eleonora Church, Stockholm (Hyperion 67197)