2001 Martin Ott/Atonement Lutheran Church, Kansas City, MO
2001 Martin Ott/Atonement Lutheran Church, Kansas City, MO

To End All Wars (I) #1845

…music made in time of war, in reflection on war, and in commemoration of the centenary of the November 11, 1918 Armistice.

Hour 1

GUSTAV HOLST (trans. Sykes): Mars, the Bringer of War, fr The PlanetsPeter Sykes (1933 Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Raven 380

ALAN GRAY: The Dead fr 1914Truro Cathedral Choir/Christopher Gray, director; Luke Bond (1887 Willis/Truro Cathedral, England) Regent 451

EMMA LOU DIEMER: Remembering (premiere)Chelsea Chen (2012 Casavant/Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO) (r. 7/4/18)

FRANK FERKO: Cartes postales de la guerre (premiere) –Julia Scozzafava, mezzo-soprano. EDWARD ELGAR (trans. Grace): Solemn Prelude in Memoriam, fr For the Fallen, Op. 80Benjamin Sheen (1960 Aeolian-Skinner; 1993 Quimby/St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, MO) (r. 7/5/18)

JAMES MacMILLAN: Everyone Sang (premiere)Spire Chamber Ensemble/Ben Spaulding; Jan Craybill (Casavant/Helzberg Hall) (r. 7/2/18)

Filler – ELGAR (see above)

Hour 2

The Road Home…honoring the contributions and sacrifices of millions of soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in World War One, this commemorative collaboration was presented during the 2018 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists. Musical selections include:

AARON COPLAND: Preamble for a Solemn Occasion. STEPHEN PAULUS: The Road Home. COPLAND: The Promise of Living. MARIE RUBIS BAUER: In our day of thanksgiving. PAULUS: Pilgrim’s Hymn, fr The Three HermitsDon Saliers, Michael Bauer, Stephanie Spalding, readers; Te Deum Chamber Choir/Joshua Maize, conductor; Elisa Bickers & Jan Kraybill, piano, Andrew Stadler, trumpet; Emily Foltz, oboe; Ben Justis, percussion; Lara West & Michael Bauer (2001 Martin Ott/Atonement Lutheran Church, Kansas City, MO) (r. 7/6/2018)

Filler – SÉVERAC: Élégie héroique