Christ Church Anglican Cathedral is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, Quebec, at the corner of Robert-Bourassa and St Catherine
April 6, 2014
Illustrator of Petrus Comestor's Bible Historiale, Valley of Dried Bones, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1372
Therefore prophesy, and say to them,
Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you
up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land
of Israel[Ezechiel 37:12].
There is a distinctly Canadian connection to Musica Orbium’s uncoming concert, Sunday, April 6, 2014, atl’Eglise St-Pierre Apotre,1201, rue de la Visitation, Montreal, 7:30 pm. (Métro Beaudry)
In 1964, one year after his assassination, a memorial concert in honour of the slain president,John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was held in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Herbert Howells, the undoubted doyen of English liturgical composition, had been commissioned to write a memorial anthem, Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing¸ and the renowned choir of men and boys of St George’s Anglican Cathedral of Kingston, Ontario, was invited to give the premiere performance. Musica Orbium will celebrate the 50th anniversary of this profound and moving piece, rich in choral textures.
Also to be performed is Howell’s reflective Requiem which he wrote in mourning for the death of his 9-year-old son Michael.
performance by Elisabeth Ullmann at the Flentrop organ, Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria [musicMe]
Paul Hindemith, Concerto for organ and orchestra (1962)
performance by Martin Haselböck, organ, and the Vienna Symphony directed by Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos [YouTube:Part I: I. Crescendo - Moderato Maestoso; II. Allegro assai;Part II: III. Canzonetta in triads and two Ritornelli - Moderato;Part III: IV. Fantasy on "Veni Creator Spiritus"
Performance by Anton Heiler, organ; and the ORF Symphonieorchester, Milan Horvat conducting[musicMe]