Gilbert M. Martin (b. 1941) is currently a free lance composer and an editor of choral music. For more than 30 years, organists, pianists, schools and churches have performed and enjoyed his many and varied original compositions and arrangements. He often travels throughout the country to teach and conduct musical ensembles.
He was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts, and now lives in Dayton, Ohio. He received a B. Mus. from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, N.J., where he studied with Alexander McCurdy and George Lynn. He was recently honored at Westminster as a distinguished composer and graduate. Martin has received 21 yearly ASCAP Awards, and is a member of ACDA, AGO, AEA, and NARAS.
"Interlude on 'Resignation'" appears in Volume Two of the "Bristol Collection," and published by Harold Flammer in 1975.
Since next Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Easter, is traditionally known as "Good Shepherd Sunday," and since the text usually sung to this wonderful melody is, "My Shepherd will supply my need," this seemed like a good time to upload this.
While I'm not generally a "fan" of Martin's music, I think this work is absolutely beautiful, and complete captures the feel of the music and the text. I LOVE this piece...
I chose the Caen organ, because it most closely mirrors the way this piece sounded on the Wirsching organ. ALL registration changes done in this virtual recording could be done on the real instrument, with the help of two registrants and use of the ventil levers.