Episode 63, April 16, 2017

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This week we celebrate Easter with celebratory music for the day.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson
Playlist
Title: Christ the Lord is Risen Today (EASTER HYMN)
Composer: Richard Webster
Organist: Tom Whittemore
Album: Fanfare – Music of Richard Webster – Advent Press
Organ: 1921 IV/59 EM Skinner/Thompson-Allen, St. Luke Episcopal Church, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Title: Christ lag in Todesbanden, excerpt from Easter cantata, no. 4 Transcribed by E. Power Biggs
Composer: JS Bach
Organist: Rachel Laurin
Album: Éternel Bach, Transcriptions for organ – Musicus MCD 331192
Organ: 1960 V/117 Beckerath, St. Joseph’s Oratory, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Title: Suite, op. 25 – Rhythm of Easter
Composer: Seth Bingham
Organist: Christopher Marks
Album: Organ Music of Seth Bingham, Vol 3 – Raven OAR 992
Organ: 1998 IV/95 Schoenstein, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Title: Celebration
Composer: Cecilia McDowall
Organist: John Kitchen
Album: Gaudeamus Igitur – Delphian DCD 34163
Organ: 1897 IV/62 Hope-Jones/Forth, McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Title: Victimae Paschali Laudes
Composer: Theophane Hytrek
Organist: James W Kosnik
Album: Chant Mosaic – World Library 2930
Organ: 1949 IV/121 Kilgen/Wicks, St. Louis Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Title: Toccata on Victimae Paschali Laudes
Composer: Iain Quinn
Organist: Iain Quinn
Album: Missa Orbis Factor – Raven OAR 907
Organ: 2002 III/65 Reuter, Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Title: Cinq Versets sue le “Victimae Paschali”
Composer: Thierry Escaich
Organist: Jinhee Kim
Recorded live at Friday Pipes, March 10, 2017
Organ: 1947 IV/72 Moller/Reuter, Third Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Title: Musique d’Enfants, op. 65 transcribed by Raymond Nagem
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Organist: Raymond Nagem
Album: Divine Splendor – Pro Organo CD 7265
Organ: 1954 IV/151 Aeolian-Skinner/Quimby, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City, New York, USA

Title: Trois mélodies Grégoriennes – III. Pascha nostrum Sophie Poulin de Courval, Saxophone
Composer: Guy de Lioncourt
Organist: Jacques Boucher
Album: Oeuvres pour Orgue et Saxophone – Société Métropolitaine du Disque SMD 227-1
Organ: 1918 III/36 Casavant, Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola, Cap-Saint-Ignace, Quebec, Canada

Title: Fiesta! – I. Celebration
Composer: Iain Farrington
Organist: Philip Scriven
Album: Piping Blues – Regent REGCD304
Organ: 1861 IV/96 Holdich/Hill, Norman and Beard, Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Chad, Lichfield, England