Philip Posted July 20, 2014 Share Posted July 20, 2014 So this will seem very out of season, but I'm planning ahead! On the evenings towards the start of Holy Week (before the Triduum) we always have some kind of activity in church in the evening to help mark the week. Last year this included Stations of the Cross, although on one evening it was just the Church being open for an hour of prayer (which I read as his nibs not having anything else planned!). I was considering offering to do some organ meditations which could be interspersed with readings for next year. I haven't yet approached his nibs to see if he is in favour of the idea (I think he'd run with it) but I first want to think about the music I would play, and whether I'd have enough suitable material. Ideas that I've come up with so far (which are completely random)... JSB - O Mensch Bewein, and possibly the CP on O Sacred Head One of the Brahms Chorale Preludes? Howells - one of the Psalm Preludes, perhaps Set 1 No. 1 Dupre - Crucifixion (this would need some learning, hence why I'm starting early!) - but I couldn't use it in a normal service Messiaen - Jesus accepte la Souffrance (so its from 'La Nativite' - the suite is about Christmas but this has Passiontide connections, and is easier than the Dupre) I'm sure there's other suitable music out there that would fit in which I'm not aware of, or even that I know but hadn't thought of, so I'd welcome any suggestions. I imagine I'd want no more than 6 pieces in total, with a contrast of volume, style and a range of themes. I find its always worth consulting the knowledgable folk on here when this kind of query arises, so I'm hoping you'll be able to help again! Thanks in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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