March 14, 2016
Stephen Hamilton, virtuoso concert organist and Minister of Music Emeritus at the historic Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal), in New York City, performs his vivid and moving interpretation of Marcel Dupré’s Le Chemin de la Croix, (Stations of the Cross) 2 pm, Palm Sunday, March 20, at Plymouth.
French poet, dramatist, essayist and theologian Paul Claudel wrote Le Chemin de la Croix in 1911. Dupré, internationally renowned composer and performer, first improvised music to the words at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels on February 13, 1931. Over the following year, Dupré composed fourteen musical meditations which tell, through music, the story of Christ’s death in a moving, varied masterpiece.
“I look forward to playing my specialty, the Marcel Dupré Le Chemin de la Croix — The Stations of the Cross for you on your magnificent new pipe organ. Palm Sunday is the most perfect day to hear this piece,” said Hamilton.Subscribe