Let the Round Earth Rejoice

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With hymns, chorales, chants and organ solos, Pipedreams this week reflects on spring's rebirth at Easter.

Program details:

ROBERT WILLIAMS: Jesus Christ is Risen Today –Palmer Memorial Choir & Brass/Brady Knapp, director/Ann Frohbeiter (1991 Fisk/Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Houston) Palmer Church 2003.

FLOR PEETERS: Symphonic Fantasy on an Easter Plainsong, Op. 13 –Peter Van de Velde (1891 Schyven/Our Lady's Cathedral, Antwerp, Belgium) Aeolus 10711.

ANTON HEILLER: Ecce lignum crucis –Klemens Schnorr (1964 Rieger chancel organ/Freiburg Cathedral, Germany) Motette 13236.

GERALD NEAR: 4 Hymn Preludes (Immortal, invisible; Vater unser im Himmelreich; O Traurigkeit; Christ ist erstanden) –Steven Egler (1997 Casavant/Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Mich.) White Pine 203

GERRE HANCOCK: The Saviour Redeems the World (improvisation on Ubi caritas and Vexilla Regis prodeunt) –Gerre Hancock (1962 Austin/Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, Conn.) Pro Organo 7233.

LILI BOULANGER: Pie Jesu –Magali Léger, soprano; Carolyn Shuster Fournier (1894 Cavaillé-Coll/Church of St. Antoine, Paris) Ligia Digital 0109206.09.

JAMES MacMILLAN: Christus vincit –Westminster Cathedral Choir/Martin Baker, conductor; David de Winter, treble (Westminster Cathedral, London) Hyperion 67219.