Category: pipe organ

My Faith, It Is an Oaken Staff

Rev. Wells, pastor of Lakewood UCC, where I’m music director, introduced me to this grand Congregational hymn with which I was not at all familiar. Now, it’s one of my favorites: My Faith, It Is an Oaken Staff. Check out the representative text at… Continue Reading “My Faith, It Is an Oaken Staff”

Old 100th

This week’s Lenten focus is on the German composer and saintly figure, Hildegard of Bingen, so all the music this week is German. A contemporary of the famous J.S. Bach and his cousin, is Johann Gottfried Walther, best known for his many chorale preludes… Continue Reading “Old 100th”

Vivo from Präambeln und Interludien (1954) by Hermann Schroeder (1904-1984)

This week’s Lenten saintly figure is Hildegard of Bingen, a German composer (1098-1179). In her honor, all works this week are German. We don’t hear much about Hermann Schroeder over here but we should. He was a prolific and influential teacher and composer in… Continue Reading “Vivo from Präambeln und Interludien (1954) by Hermann Schroeder (1904-1984)”

Je ne cuit pas

As part of this week’s Lenten series on saintly figures, this week’s features Simone Weil, most of the musical selections are French in her honor. The composer of this piece, Guillaume de Machaut, lived approximately 1300-1377 and wrote some of the earliest know true… Continue Reading “Je ne cuit pas”

Prière des orgues

This coming 4th Sunday of Lent the saintly figure around whom the service is centered is Simone Weil, so as you might expect the music will be all French. The composer for this morning’s post is Erik Satie. Many people have heard his Gymnopédies.… Continue Reading “Prière des orgues”

Where Charity and Love Prevail ~ Benoit

Earlier this week, I posted my composition based on the plainsong, Ubi Caritas. The Dominican monk, Dom Paul Benoit, O.S.B. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Benoit_(composer)) composed a famous hymn on his translation of the words to Ubi Caritas. It is sung in many churches and is one of… Continue Reading “Where Charity and Love Prevail ~ Benoit”

Now Praise, My Soul, Our God – Prätorius

Basse et Dessus de Trompette – Clérambault

Because we’re moving to a different format of Sunday services that is part online part in-persons (which is outdoors at present) and that follows a more traditional service order, unlike our older Corona Sabbath posts which had its own unique form, The new form… Continue Reading “Basse et Dessus de Trompette – Clérambault”

Rejoice greatly, o my soul, and forget all misery and torment

Stars and Planets Flung in Orbit

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