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.
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. 80 –Benjamin Sheen (1960 Aeolian-Skinner; 1993 Quimby/St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, MO) (r. 7/5/18)
Filler – ELGAR (see above)
“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 Hermits –Don 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