Tag Archives: Ascension Day

Music Notes | Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Two of our hymns this Sunday were first published, in collections dealing with the Church year, in 1827, when hymn-singing was slowly beginning to find official support in the Church of England. ‘Bread of the world, in mercy broken’ [301] … Continue reading

Posted in Music Notes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Music Notes | Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Music Notes | Seventh Sunday of Easter

In the days between the feast of the Ascension of Our Lord (the Thursday 40 days after Easter) and the Day of Pentecost (the Sunday seven weeks after Easter) the Church dwells on Christ’s teaching and promises regarding what would … Continue reading

Posted in Music Notes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Music Notes | Seventh Sunday of Easter

Music Notes | Fourth Sunday of Easter

On the Fourth Sunday of Easter in all three years of the Eucharistic lectionary cycle, we read portions of John 10, in which Jesus likens himself to a ‘good shepherd’; the Collect refers to this image, and we often sing … Continue reading

Posted in Music Notes | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Music Notes | Fourth Sunday of Easter

Music Notes | Fifth Sunday in Lent

On the Seventh Sunday of Easter last year, ‘Hail, thou once despisèd Jesus’ was sung because of the reference in its climactic third stanza to Christ’s enthronement in heaven (the Sunday in question being the Sunday after Ascension Day). We … Continue reading

Posted in Music Notes | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Music Notes | Fifth Sunday in Lent

Music Notes | Last Sunday of Pentecost – Christ the King

‘At the Name of Jesus’ [435] was written by Caroline Maria Noel, an Englishwoman who in 1861 published a collection of verse, The Name of Jesus, and Other Verses for the Sick and Lonely, written over a decade or so … Continue reading

Posted in Music Notes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Music Notes | Last Sunday of Pentecost – Christ the King