Holy Week Musical Meditation: Dupré: Symphonie-Passion

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Monday, April 15, 2019
7:00 pm Saint Thomas Church

Photo Credit: Ira Lippke

In celebration of the new Miller-Scott Organ, this year’s musical meditations include two contrasting Passion symphonies by the French composer, Marcel Dupré, and the Belgian composer, Paul de Maleingreau. Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to the Easter Vigil, has inspired powerful compositions reflecting on the life of Christ leading to the mystery, anguish and joy of Passiontide.

Originally an improvised symphony on liturgical themes, Marcel Dupré’s Symphonie-Passion is a kaleidoscopic representation of the life of Christ in four movements; Advent, Christmas, Crucifixion and Resurrection. Maleingreau’s Symphonie de la Passion vividly depicts pivotal events from the Passion of Christ. Both symphonies draw heavily on Gregorian chant and promise to show off the full range of color and power of the Miller Scott organ. No tickets required, donation requested.

Benjamin Sheen, organ

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