Vivaldi and the Inquisition

Concerto in Am A.Vivaldi (1678-1741) [ORGAN] Largo from Piccolo Concerto in C (RV 443)   A. Vivaldi [ANTHEM] Susan Addington — Piccolo “Oh Jesus, I Have Promised” Improvisation Known by his vocation and the color of his hair as “The Red Priest”, Vivaldi spent most of his career as music master at a girl’s orphanage in Venice,…

Beautiful Score

Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2 "Andante teneramente" J. Brahms (1833-1897) [PIANO] "The Church's One Foundation" Improvisation On one occasion Brahms, the composer Ignaz Brull, and other friends had dinner together and retired afterwards for a smoke. A few recently published compositions by Ignaz were lying on the piano. Brahms turned over the leaves and suddenly…

A Wideness to God’s Mercy

Symphonic Meditation on "There’s a Wideness to God’s Mercy" W. Zeitler "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" Improvisation Frederick William Faber (1814-1863) was an English cleric, author and poet. Faber excelled in school, was awarded scholarships for his general scholarship as well as prizes for his poetry. Raised a Calvinist, as a young man he…