2014 Casavant at Maison Symphonique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2014 Casavant at Maison Symphonique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Peace Pieces #1937

…even when conflict seems unavoidably omnipresent, music can take us to a better place.

Hour 1

GUSTAV HOLST (trans. Wills):  Mars, the Bringer of War, fr The Planets –Scott Farrell (1905 Walker-1989 Mander/Rochester Cathedral, England) Regent 507

DANIEL KNAGGSKyrie for Peace in Our Time (2012) –Shepherd Vocal Ensemble/Richard Robbins, director; Monica Czausz (1996 Fisk-Rosales/Edith Bates Old Organ Studio, Rice University, Houston, TX)  Ecce Records 2013

MALCOLM WILLIAMSONPeace in Childhood, fr Peace PiecesTom Winpenny (1963 Walker/St. John the Evangelist Church, Islington, London, England) Naxos 8.571375/6

JEAN LANGLAISPoem of PeaceAnn Labounsky (1963 Casavant/Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, PA) Voix du Vent 1005

MALCOLM WILLIAMSON: Peace in Youth, fr Peace PiecesTom Winpenny (1963 Walker/St. John the Evangelist Church, Islington, London, England) Naxos 8.571375/6

SIGFRID KARG-ELERTSymphonic Chorale, Nun ruhen alle Wälder, Op. 87, no. 3 –Anu Hostikka, soprano; Petri Tapio Mattson, violin; Markku Mäkinen (1929 Kangasala/Tampere Cathedral, Finland)  Alba 250

Filler – WILLIAMSON:  Peace in Childhood (see above)

Hour 2

JOSÉ JIMÉNEZBatalla de sexto tonoGuy Bovet (Anonymous 17th c./Salamanca Cathedral, Spain) Valois 4650

LANGLAISChant de paixAnn Labounsky (1977 Casavant/St. Peter Cathedral, Erie, PA) Voix du Vent 1001

JOHN GOSSAnthem, O pray for the peace of JerusalemCathedral Choir/John Scott; Huw Williams (Willis-Mander/St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England) Hyperion 67483

MALCOLM WILLIAMSONPeace in America, fr Peace PiecesJeremy Filsell (1964 Möller-2000 Goulding & Wood/Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC) Raven 915

HERBERT HOWELLSAnthem, O pray for the peace of JerusalemCathedral Choir/John Scott; Huw Williams (Willis-Mander/St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England) Hyperion 67087

ANDERS JORMINSong 80 –Lena Willemark, voice; Marilyn Crispell, piano; Anders Jormin, bass; Raymond Strid, percussion; Karin Nelson (1998 Verscheuren/Organ Hall at Musikhögskolan, Göteborg, Sweden) ECM 1866

LEO SOWERBYRequiescat in PaceLorenz Maycher (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, TX) Raven 310

BELA KOVACSShalom Aleichem –André Moisan, clarinet; Hélene Lemay, trombone; Frédéric Alarie, bass; Paul Picard, percussion; Jean-Willy Kunz (2014 Casavant/Maison Symphonique, Montreal, Quebec) ATMA 2-2721

Filler – LANGLAIS:  Poem of Peace (see above)

We offer this program, with hope, in observance of the International Day of Peace (September 21).