EASTER SPRINGS II. Easter Morning

by Marjorie M. Rusche, composer

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    EASTER SPRINGS for S.A.B. choir, violin, cello, and piano is dedicated to and commissioned by the University of Notre Dame’s Children’s Choir, Mark Doerries, Artistic Director; and the Seraphim Choir, Erin Donegan, Music Director. It is technically suited for a high school age youth choir, but could also be successfully performed by adult choirs. Duration is 11:14.
    EASTER SPRINGS has three movements:
    I. Auguries of Innocence (William Blake 1757-1827)
    II. Easter Morning (Gospel quotes)
    III. Easter Week (Charles Kingsley 1819-1875)
    and varied partial repetition of the gospel quotes of the second movement and the William Blake poem of the first movement, which gives a textual and musical cyclic element to the whole work.
    EASTER SPRINGS juxtaposes and synthesizes darkness and light; divine resurrection and the earth’s resurrection every spring.
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EASTER SPRINGS
II. Easter Morning (Gospel quotes)

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II. Easter Morning (Gospel quotes)

And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James,
Mary Magdalene and other women
Brought sweet spices to anoint Jesus.
The stone was rolled away.
They saw an angel, the angel said: Fear not, I know that you seek Jesus. Why seek the living among the dead? He is not here, He is risen.

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released May 6, 2017
Seraphim Choir
Erin Donegan, conductor
Daniel Stein, violin; Petra Rantanen, cello; Mitchell Garcia, piano.

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MarjorieMRusche South Bend, Indiana

Marjorie M. Rusche is an internationally performed award winning classical composer who combines romantic, modern, vernacular and world music influences. Dr. Rusche composes music for opera, music theater, dance, orchestra, chorus, chamber ensembles & soloists. She teaches music composition, orchestration, music theory, and piano at Indiana University South Bend and the University of Notre Dame. ... more

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