June 29: Hanson – 150th Psalm, 2016

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Consort has also been blessed with several wonderful accompanists.  Today’s video, Howard Hanson’s “The One Hundred Fiftieth Psalm,” features Alla Artemova on one of the organs at the First Presbyterian Church in San Anselmo.

Quiz of the Day
How many Consort accompanists can you name?
(Answer below)

A Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer, Hanson served as director of the Eastman School of Music for 40 years. He has been credited as a champion of American classical music, of which he is now recognized as a major contributor.

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath praise him. Alleluia.

Answer: Kaye Turner & Pat (Morton) Berry (1994), Fay Manes (1995-2008), Jim Berry (2009-2011), Kevin Memley (2012), Alla Artemova (2013-2018), Jeffrey Paul (2019-)