Holy Week Musical Meditation: Dupré: Symphonie-Passion

Monday, April 15, 2019
Monday In Holy Week

Monday In Holy Week

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other that the way of life and peace; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

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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.