An Easter Offering

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Easter Lilies

In celebration of Easter, Pipedreams presents music from the earliest surviving organ book to contemporary compositions and of-the-moment improvisations.

Program details:

WILLIAM HARRIS: Fantasy on the Easter Hymn. HAL HOPSON (arr.): Hymn-Anthem, Hail Thee, Festival Day -- Christ Church Chancel Choir and Brass/David Kienzle, director; Robert Sullivan * David Kienzle (1996 Schantz/Christ Presbyterian Church, Canton, OH) Pro Organo 2945

ANONYMOUS: Christus surrexit, fr Buxheim Organ Book –Léon Berben (1430 Anonymous/St. Andrew’s Church, Ostönnen, Germany) Aeolus 10023

HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANN: Victimae paschali laudes –Julia Brown (2004 Brombaugh/1st Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL) Naxos 8.573118

GEORG FRIEDRICH KAUFFMANN: Easter Chorale-preludes (Christ lag in Todesbanden; Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, 2 verses) –Delbert Disselhorst (2004 Brombaugh/1st Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL) Pro Organo 7165

GEORG REUTTER: Canzona, Christ ist erstanden –Antonio Corveiras (1705 Anonymous-2010 Grenzing/Santa Maria le Royal de la Corte, Oviedo, Spain) A&B Master Record 00-IV

ROBERT ELMORE: 3 Holy Week Preludes (Come to Calvary’s Holy Mountain; Beneath the Cross of Jesus; Look up, my soul, to Christ the Joy) –Norman Mackenzie (1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz/St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 9/15/13)

THIERRY ESCAICH: Improvisation on an Easter Chant (Victimae paschali laudes) –Thierry Escaich (1987 Kney/University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/17/07)