Episode 62, April 9, 2017

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This week we celebrate Palm Sunday with music appropriate for the day, and explore music for the liturgical season of Passion-tide.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson
Playlist
Title: Holy Week – Palm Sunday
Composer: Gerre Hancock
Organist: Todd Wilson, The Organ Music of Gerre Hancock – Raven OAR-951
Organ: 1956 IV/158 Aeolian-Skinner, St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue (Chancel), New York City, New York, USA

Title: Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates (Truro)
Composer: Richard Webster
Organist: Tom Whittemore
Album: Brass Organ Quires – Advent Press
Organ: 1921 IV/59 EM Skinner/Thompson-Allen, St. Luke Episcopal Church, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Title: Marche religieuse on Lift up your heads
Composer: Felix-Alexandre Guilmant
Organist: Massimo Gabba
Album: Handel – Romantic Organ Transcriptions – Brilliant Classics 94709
Organ: 2010 III/60 Mascioni, Church of St. John the Evangelist, Alessandria, Italy

Title: Hosanna Filio David (Choral Fugue)
Composer: Jeanne Demessieux
Organist: Christa Rakich
Album: Deferred Voices: Organ Music by Women – AFKA SK527
Organ: 1933 III/68 Kilgen, St. Justin’s Church, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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Title: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (BWV 686)
Composer: JS Bach
Organist: Marie-Claire Alain
Album: Bach Complete works for Organ, Vol 7 – Erato 4509-96724-2
Organ: 1740 III/79 Schnitger/Ahrend, Martinikerk, Groningen, Netherlands

Title: Le Tombeau de Titelouze, op. 38 – IX. Vexilla Regis
Composer: Marcel Dupré
Organist: Jeremy Filsell
Album: Marcel Dupré complete organ works Vol 4 – Guild GMCD 7162
Organ: 1979 III/47 Moller, St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Sarasota, Florida, USA

Title: Aria – Erbarme dich, no. 47 from the St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244)
Composer: JS Bach
Organist: Thomas Heywood
Album: Spectacularly Bach! – Pro Organo CD 7246
Organ: 1928 III/38 Nicholson/Tipple, St. Martin’s Church, Worchester, England

Title: Prelude for Passiontide
Composer: Ronald Arnatt
Organist: Robert Grogan
Album: Times and Seasons – Gothic G49070
Organ: 1964 IV/152 Moller, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Great Organ), Washington, DC, USA

Title: Go to Dark Gethsemane
Composer: Robin Dinda
Organist: Judy Congdon
Album: Love So Amazing –
Organ: 1953 III/61 Holtkamp, Wesley Chapel, Houghton College, Houghton, New York, USA

Title: Ah, Holy Jesus
Composer: Robert Hebble
Organist: Colin Howland
Album: Come, Holy Ghost
Organ: 2010 III/49 Robert William Wallace, Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA

Title: 7 Organ Pieces, op. 145 – IV. Passion
Composer: Max Reger
Organist: Edgar Krapp
Album: Max Reger Organ Works Volume 7 – Naxos 8.557891
Organ: 1978 V/233 Eisenbarth, St. Stephan Cathedral, Passau, Bavaria, Germany

Title: Biblische Bilder, op. 73 – Passion
Composer: Max Gulbins
Organist: Martin Rost
Album: Organ Landscape: Lithuania – MDG 319 1559-2
Organ: 1905 II/30 Goebel/Sauklys, St. James the Apostle Church, Sveksna, Lithuania