Wednesday, December 30, 2020

7th Day of Christmas ~ Sigfrid Karg-Elert- 'Resonet in Laudibus' from Cathedral Windows

 Sigfrid Karg-Elert- 'Resonet in Laudibus' from Cathedral Windows

played by Jonathan Stark

12noon on 31 December 2020



St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Cathedral Road



Sigfrid Karg-Elert- 'Resonet in Laudibus' from Cathedral Windows

played by Jonathan Stark

The music of Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933) combines late-romantic with impressionistic and expressionistic tendencies, as is shown in this piece, one of six from his collection "Cathedral Windows" (Opus 106). The 14th century melody Resonet in Laudibus is mostly associated now with the text "Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine". In the score Karg-Elert calls for two very high notes to sound throughout the piece, symbolizing the Christmas star. However, on a two manual (2 keyboard) organ, this excessively limits the organist's choices of tone colors, so I've omitted the effect in this performance.


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