Episode #1513

Music for Easter

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Sunday, April 05, 2015

Whether in Baroque chorale-preludes, Victorian anthems or contemporary meditations, compositions for Easter are always uplifting.

Program playlist:

HORATIO PARKER: Light’s glittering morn –Choirs of Grace Cathedral (San Francisco) and Washington National Cathedral/Douglas Major, director; Robert Lehman (Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington DC) EMI Classics 54134.

J. S. BACH: Easter Chorale-preludes, fr Orgelbüchlein, BWV 625-629 (Christ ist erstanden; Erstanden ist der herrliche Christ;Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag; Jesus Christus, unser Heiland; Christ lag in Todesbanden) –James Kibbie (1717 Trost/St. Walpurgis Church, Grossengottern, Germany) Block M Records 10.

SYDNEY NICHOLSON (arr. Procter): Lift high the cross –Festival Choir and Brass/David Keith, director; Albert Travis (1996 Casavant/Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX) Resmiranda 8068.

HUBERT PARRY: Chorale-Fantasia, When I survey the wondrous cross –David Goode (1885 Hill/Eton College Chapel, Windsor, England) Regent 365.

LARRY KING: Resurrection –SharonRose Pfeiffer (Skinner/Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA) Paraclete Press 059.

JOHAN LUDWIG KREBS: Christ lag in Todesbanden, frClavierübung I; –Michaelstein Chamber Choir; Christine Schornsheim, harpsichord; Felix Friedrich (1739 Trost/Castle Church, Altenburg, Germany) Querstand 0106.

KREBS: Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr (2 settings) –Beatrice-Maria Weinberger (1787 Holzhey/Weissenau Abbey, Germany) Motette 12761.

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