Andreas Willscher (b. 1955) — The Vineyard (from Momenti Francescani) (2016) for organ
"Momenti Francescani" (15 Franciscan Moments) (2016) is a set of musical meditations for organ on scenes and stories from the life of St. Francis of Assisi (ca. 1181–1226) and his friends and early followers. Most of the stories and images are taken from the Fioretti di San Francesco (Little Flowers of St. Francis).
“When the time of vintage arrived, the priest gathered the few bunches which were left, and put them into the winepress; and according to the promise of St. Francis, these few little bunches did not fail to produce twenty measures of excellent wine. This miracle teaches us that as, in consequence of the merits of St. Francis, the vine, though despoiled of its grapes, produced an abundance of wine, so in the same way many Christians, whose sins had made them barren of virtue, through the saint's preaching and merits, have often come to abound in the good fruit of repentance.” (Fioretti XIX)
Published by Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag (butz-verlag.de)