Palm Sunday Impressions I: Bittersweet Entry

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For me Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion has always been a 'bittersweet' festival. This improvisation draws on the ubiquitous Palm Sunday tune Valet Will Ich Der Geben (Melchoir Teschner). Click HERE to listen to a recording of the tune.

 

 

 

Palm Sunday Impressions II: Lowly Paths

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H.P. Smith's tune Maryton forms the basis for this improvisation. The title is borrowed from a phrase in the first line of Washington Gladden's hymn 'O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee'.  Click HERE to listen to the tune.

 

 

 

Palm Sunday Impressions III: How Offend

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Johann Cruger's tune Herzliebster Jesu.

Manual 8' Princ. Ped 16'. throughout.  Click HERE to listen to the chorale.

 

Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen,
Daß man ein solch scharf Urteil hat gesprochen?
Was ist die Schuld? In was für Missetaten
Bist du geraten? 
                                  - Johann Heermann

 

 

 

Palm Sunday Impressions IV: Dark Garden

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Click HERE to listen to Richard Redhead's simple but compelling tune.

 

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I: Magnuskerk Anloo

 

II: 1926 Wangerin, Madison Masonic Center

 

III: Brescia, St. Carlo

 

IV: 1926 Wangerin, Madison Masonic Center

 

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