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Praise the Eternal Light
(Audio CD plus DVD)
Gerre Hancock

Gerre Hancock improvises a 9-movement organ symphony upon the Biblical themes of the windows (by Jean Barillet) of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, in Hartford, Connecticut. This is a 2-disc set, containing 1 standard audio CD, and 1 DVD video disc.

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All track samples and download MP3 tracks coming in September 2015.

Format: Digital Audio CD, plus DVD (NTSC unlocked for all regions)
Catalog Number:  CD 7233
Length: 68′ 00″
Tracks:  9
Organ: Austin
Venue: Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, Conneciticut
Recorded: 09/08/2008
Released: 05/25/2009
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: Hohman, Hancock
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 12pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077723322

21 January 2012 – The producer, Frederick Hohman, wishes to convey his sincere sympathy and condolences to the family, friends and countless colleagues and admirers of Gerre Hancock, upon learning of Mr. Hancock’s passing on 21 January 2012.

Choir and Organ Hancock’s improvisations, which take the cathedral’s Barillet windows as their inspiration, are brilliant, imaginative and accessible. This is a real feast for both eye and ear. – Chris Bragg

Journal of the Anglican Association of Musicians His (Gerre Hancock’s) exterior calm seems to belie his interior passion. … What a master teacher he is to demonstrate the importance of complete ease at the console – even while summoning the most raging fire from within. – Jonathan E. Dimmock

Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians The entire set displays Gerre‘s extraordinary inventiveness, brought to life by his masterful and unselfconscious technique. … The whole set is a simply staggering achievement. … I most heartily recommend this double-disc set. – Victor Hill, Jul/Aug 2010

01 • I. The Coming of the Saviour, The Light of the World • Gerre Hancock • 6’48”
02 • II. The Saviour and Sinners • Gerre Hancock • 8’56”
03 • III. The Saviour, Teacher of All Men • Gerre Hancock • 8’45”
04 • IV. The Saviour’s Triumph • Gerre Hancock • 7’52”
05 • V. The Crucifixion • Gerre Hancock • 8’13”
06 • VI. The Saviour Gives His Flesh and Blood as the Sustenance of Man • Gerre Hancock • 7’17”
07 • VII. The Saviour and the Joys and Sorrows of Life • Gerre Hancock • 5’34”
08 • VIII. The Saviour and Work • Gerre Hancock • 7’57”
09 • IX. Christ the King • Gerre Hancock • 6’37”

Gerre Hancock
Gerre Hancock, is Professor of Organ and Sacred Music at The University of Texas at Austin, where he and Dr. Judith Hancock direct the Organ Performance and Sacred Music Center programs; they teach organ and are developing a curriculum for the study of Sacred Music. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Hancock held the position of Organist and Master of Choristers at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City where, for more than thirty years, he set a new standard for church music in America. Previous to his time at Saint Thomas Church, he held positions as Organist and Choirmaster of Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, where he also served on the Artist Faculty of the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, and as Assistant Organist at St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York City. Learn more…

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