His Excellency, Monseigneur Lionel Gendron, Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, became the second person after Hélène Paul to commission me an Interlude for organ. Gabrielle Tessier’s ongoing project to commission me a cycle of Organ Interludes for a traditional post-Homily performance at the Co-cathedral at Longueuil seeks three more contributors.
On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Radio Classique presented the CD “La Passione secondo Giovanni” at 15h15, 99,5 FM (Montréal region) 92,7 FM (Québec region), together with track 1. Special thanks to Marie-Ève Lalonde.
On Friday, September 14th 2018, took place the launch of the CD album “La Passione secondo Giovanni”, a Disques Benedictus production, where I feature as composer, organist and singer. This album of sacred music contains, among others, two monumental works by Jean-Pierre Couturier: a 33-minute long a cappella setting of the Passion according to John and the first original piece written in the Mohawk language that is not an adaptation of previously existing music, or a translation. The CD also contains a work of mine, Salve, Regina.
The CD can be purchased online here: https://www.disquesbenedictus.ca/ The cost of $25,75 includes tax and shipping.
For in-person purchases in Montréal, Canada:
- Bertrand-Foucher-Bélanger, 4023 Hochelaga
- Éditions Médiaspaul, 3965, boul. Henri-Bourassa Est
- Éditions Pauline, 2653, rue Masson
- Radio Maria (bureau Montréal), 1700, boul. Jean-Talon
- Mission Marie-Auxiliatrice, 8550, avenue Joliot-Curie
A description of the CD in Italian can be read in Il Corriere Italiano from September 5th HERE
A description of the CD in French and English can be read in La Scena Musicale HERE
A special thanks also to the CMC, which announced the event, because I, a member, have a piece on the CD!
Bulgarian National TV made a reportage on the acoustics research of the team I partake in; research, inspired by my article co-written with Trevor Grahl. To view the video, released on August 1, 2018, (in Bulgarian), click HERE