Organ Sheep may safely graze Quiet and serene, this pastoral setting of Psalm 23 offers a sweeping Rutter melody and a gorgeous oboe solo that hovers gently above the choir.It creates an ethereal moment that so capably interprets the peaceful assurance of the beloved text.
All of the emotions of death and resurrection are felt throughout the fiery build up and heroic culmination.
Ever-popular was among the first hymns of a new popular style (for the early 1700s), in which more movement and spirit was attained by using more than one note per syllable. John’s pairing of two great choral “Alleluias” continues this year, from the triumphal Handel chorus at the Offertory to the prayerful and so beautiful Randall Thompson during communion.
The apparent simplicity of , with its repetition of the key phrase, suddenly gives way to very effective harmonic sophistication on the word ‘heart’ that lays the path for the twilit ambience of the final phrase. Walford Davies was composer and musical director at the University of Wales as well as Organist at, among others, Temple Church, where his student Leopold Stokowski (later one of the leading conductors of the 20th century) assisted him.
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sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Water Mc Kenny.
Voluntary Allegro Cantabile (Symphony V) is a familiar hymn of comfort.
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sung by the Youth Choir, sermon by our young people. dates to the period after 1889, when he taught as a Fellow at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and exercised the role of Director of Music and Organist there.
“Brother James” is the familiar name ascribed to the spiritual leader James Macbeth Bain, born in Scotland in 1860.
A somewhat eccentric personality of great popularity, he worked among the poor in London and wandered in nature for refreshment. Francis for his mystic insights combined with an irresistible charm and childlike trust of one who loves all people and all creatures.